Activities and social groups
Remaining active, occupied and engaged with others is important and can support individual and family resilience.
Many interests, hobbies and pastimes that have been enjoyed can continue with support or with adjustments and can include movement and exercise, creative arts, culture and religion.
There may be local initiatives which are specifically for people with dementia, these may include: lunch clubs, memory cafes, peer support groups, day hospital/day treatment centres
- Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesActive Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.
- The Daily SparkleThe Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK's leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.
- Memory Loss and dementia – practical help in your areaAge UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge information sheet
- Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
- Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandThis report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
- Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyoneThis report, published by the Alzheimer's Society, explores evidence from people with dementia about their experiences of living in their community and the ten key things they would like to see in a dementia-friendly community.
- QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaThis quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
- Alzheimer’s Society West KentOur mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever.1-7 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge TN12 6YT, UK01892 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
- Get Walking – Maidstone WalksHealth Walks in Maidstone and dementia friendly walk in Mote Park.Mote Park, Maidstone, United Kingdom0300 123 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.kenthealthandwellbeing.nhs.uk
- Brain Train – Cognitive Stimulation TherapyBrain Train - Cognitive Stimulation TherapyHeadcorn Village Hall, Headcorn, United Kingdom07544 email@example.com://www.braintrainme.co.uk/
- Dementia AdventureDementia Adventure is a registered charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.Unit 11, Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex, CM3 1LN01245 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk/
- Age Concern MallingAge Concern Malling provide a number of services including Dementia Day Care, Foot Care, Bathing, Wheelchair Hire and Independent Living Service.Rotary House, Norman Road, West Malling, Kent. ME19 6RL01732 848008 & 01732 email@example.com@ageconcernmalling.org.uk
- Engage & CreateEngage & Create is a not-for-profit organisation that uses creativity and conversation to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them.Brighton, UKrachel@engageandcreate.comhttp://www.engageandcreate.com
- Age UK Sevenoaks & TonbridgeAge UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge provide information and advice to aid independent living.Old Meeting House, St John’s Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3LR01732 454108 (open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maidstone Swimming Club for the disabledPlease click below for full details of the swimming session at Maidstone Leisure Centre Maidstone Swim District: Maidstone/Medway Towns Sport: Swimming Disability group: All disabilities Age group: 18+ Day and time of sessions: Every Tuesday 12.00 till 1.00pm Location details: Maidstone Leisure Centre Cost: ...Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, United Kingdom01622 email@example.com
- ThriveThrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive run structured programmes of activities for people with dementia which focus on positive reminiscence, re-connecting with others including friends and family and gentle appropriate exercise and cognitive stimulationThe Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 2AT0118 988 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.thrive.org.uk/
- Arts 4 DementiaArts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. Phoenix Yard,65 King's Cross Road London, UK WC1 9LW020 7239 email@example.com://www.arts4dementia.org.uk/
- Maidstone Community Support Centre Lunch ClubThis lunch club run by Voluntary Action Maidstone is held every third Friday of the month at the Maidstone Community Support Centre.Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH01622 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.ageuk.org.uk/brandpartnerglobal/maidstonevpp/documents/friday-lunch-club.pdf
- Older People’s ServiceOlder People's service run by Involve Kent provides an important service for people over the age of 65 in the borough of Maidstone.30 Turkey Court, Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PP01622 email@example.com://www.involvekent.org.uk/
- The Reader OrganisationThe Reader Organisation is a charitable social enterprise working to connect people with literature through shared reading. The older people and dementia work programme uses shared reading to improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia and their carers.Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB0151 729 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.thereader.org.uk/
- Dementia Café TonbridgeThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Tonbridge for people with dementia and their carers.Jubilee Rooms, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF01892 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=13864&areaBC=EASE
- Dementia Café MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Maidstone for people with dementia and their carers.1 Dairy Court, Fairview Farm, Linton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0AL01622 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=59916&branchCode=13840&areaBC=EASE
- Activity Group MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Activity Group for people with dementia, providing cognitive stimulation and peer support1 Dairy Court, Fairview Farm, Linton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0AL01622 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=951&branchCode=13840&areaBC=EASE
- Dementia Café Tunbridge WellsThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Tunbridge Wells for people with dementia and their carers.The Ark, Gallards Close, Southborough, Tundbridge Wells, Kent. TN4 0NB. United Kingdom01892 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=970&branchCode=13864&areaBC=EASE
- Dementia Café SevenoaksThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Sevenoaks for people with dementia and their carers.Plaza Suite, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1ZZ01892 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=966&branchCode=13864&areaBC=EASE