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Nature and creative sessions for people with dementia in Mells Walled Garden

Nature and creative sessions for people with dementia in Mells Walled Garden

Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week · Starting from 11 Jul 2022
5, Rectory Cottages, Selwood St, Mells, Frome BA11 3PN, UK
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Can you help us run nature and wildlife inspired creative activities to help people with dementia get active outdoors?

Detailed description

Our Wild Memories group provides opportunities for people living with dementia to get active outdoors. This has proven health benefits, including specific positive impacts on the symptoms of dementia.

Looking for volunteers on Monday afternoon at Mells Walled Garden

 Typical activities include gardening, nature conservation, and seasonal arts and crafts, tea drinking and biscuit munching.

Would also welcome one off volunteers with specific skills who would like to deliver one off activity sessions.

You would gain experience in delivering sessions, in supporting people, in community engagement, and nature conservation.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Froglife

Green Pathways for Life aims to enhance the lives of people living with dementia, using conservation and wildlife activities to boost confidence, transferable skills and emotional, social and physical wellbeing. The project also aims to deliver real benefits to local green spaces and habitats, collaborating with local organisations to link in with nature conservation activities across the Frome area.

The project focus is on engaging with people with dementia living at home, with mild to moderate dementia or memory loss symptoms. We also encourage anyone supporting these individuals to attend our sessions, to enable people with dementia to attend our activity sessions safely, and with an additional aim to support the wellbeing of informal care givers.
As lockdown eases and group sessions are once again possible, we are looking at restarting our outdoor sessions. We have guidelines and strict safety procedures in place to keep our staff, volunteers and participants safe.
Re-establishing the confidence of individuals in returning to outdoor group activities is a challenge during this time, but it is also highly important. The support of a willing volunteer activity assistant would be fantastic.