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"Our aims are:

- To improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers who live in and around Minehead.
- To raise awareness of dementia within our community by working and liaising with...

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Dementia Friendly volunteers

Vacancy · Anytime
3 South Park, Minehead, TA24 8AL, United Kingdom
3 spots left.
#27617
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/Minehead-Dementia-Action-Alliance/opportunities/Dementia-Friendly-volunteers/27617 to join
Detailed description
"Dementia Friendly volunteers to help us run our activities which enable people with memory loss and their carers live well in our community. We run three activities in the Minehead area and would love more volunteers at all of them. They are listed here in the order of need. Forget-me-Nots is our new memory loss support group for people with dementia and their carers and is held in the Old Hospital Minehead on the first and third Monday of each month from 2-4pm. We require passionate volunteers to help us provide refreshments and/or support the various activities being run in the main room. These include therapies, reminiscence, music and lots more! We have lovely people attending and this is a very enjoyable volunteering role. The Forget-me-Nots group meets at The Old Hospital, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5AY. Amble not Ramble This is an informal walking group which meets monthly at different venues and is for people with memory loss, impaired mobility or just lack of confidence. We meet at 10am and walk for about 1 hour over good ground. This is a very enjoyable volunteering role for those who enjoy being outdoors and chatting with people. Let's Dance! These dances are presently held at Wyndham House and help is needed to set up and clear the room and also to befriend participants and also maybe join in the dancing with them. Once again it is a very enjoyable volunteering role especially for sociable people who enjoy music and/or dancing. We would also welcome anyone who would like to join our committee and help with organising these activities and working to make Minehead dementia friendly." Teamwork,Organising,Talking to others,Listening "Expenses will be paid. Disabled access is available. Insurance is provided. Volunteer must speak English. Having a valid Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is not essential but would help. Forget-Me-Nots: 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons 1.30pm-4pm Let's Dance: Variable monthly or bi-monthly Tuesday afternoons Amble not Ramble: Variable monthly Wednesday mornings 10am-12noon Committee Meetings: Variable Thursday lunchtimes."
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About Minehead Dementia Action Alliance
"Our aims are:

- To improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers who live in and around Minehead.
- To raise awareness of dementia within our community by working and liaising with individuals, businesses and organisations and encourage them to join Minehead DAA.
- To continue to work at making Minehead a Dementia Friendly Community.

Minehead DAA are involved with the Alzheimer Societys Singing for the Brain and Memory Cafe and also run the following three activities:
Amble not Ramble (Gentle walks)
Forget-me-Nots (Memory loss support group)
Lets Dance (Informal dancing)"
3 spots left.
#27617
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/Minehead-Dementia-Action-Alliance/opportunities/Dementia-Friendly-volunteers/27617 to join