Our thanks to Justine Khedoory who led and hosted today's session.

Today, Monday August 2nd, 2021, we held our first Dementia Club UK session at Sha'arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone since March 2020!  This was also the first face to face session of Dementia Club UK since before the first lock down. Myself and all my amazing volunteers were very excited! We even had a huge 'Welcome Back' banner on the wall!

Our members were served tea, coffee, delicious biscuits and cake at the start of our session and were very happy chatting to each other.

Lisa gave a little introduction speech and I read a beautiful poem on Dementia called 'Two Mothers Remembered' that one of our members, James had asked me to read.  It was extremely emotional!

The poem can be read here.

Our members then participated in an exercise session which was led by the lovely Jane.  They thoroughly enjoyed it.

Then the amazing James LeBec, assisted by Joy entertained our members with a variety of popular songs to which many of the members and helpers danced.  He also did a music quiz and our members had to guess the name of the song! It was very funny & very competitive!

It was indeed a most special afternoon full of love and happiness which radiated throughout the room! Everyone had finally come home!

37 members and carers attended the session with the assistance of 8 helpers from the synagogue who were:- Justine, Caroline, Dot, Lisa, Mark, Angela, Melissa & Valerie.

Thank you to all my amazing volunteers.