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Dementia friendly activities and groups

Woking carers’ choir

A fortnightly (held during term time) singing group for people with dementia and their carers to attend together. It’s a fun, relaxed, informal environment suitable for anyone who enjoys music and singing and is open to all abilities.

Held every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm at Moorcroft centre for the community, Old School Place, Westfield, Woking GU22 9LY.

Phone: 01483 743 373

Dementia groups run by Home Instead

Musical memories

Held every third Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Brockhill Extra Care, 99 Clifton Way, Woking GU21 3NE.

Forget-me-not café

Held every fourth Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Brockhill, 99 Clifton Way, Woking GU21 3NE.

Phone: 01483 488 222

Fun Friday

Held every Friday from 10.30am to 12pm at Brockhill, 99 Clifton Way, Woking GU21 3NE.

Down memory lane

A service of traditional hymns and readings, followed by tea. Held every fourth Thursday 2.30pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, Coldharbour Road, Woking GU22 8SP.

Creative lunch

Creative lunch offers interactive sessions with a shared lunch. Carers can take part in the sessions as well if they wish. The sessions run several times a month at St Mary's, Byfleet. Advanced booking is required.

Email: arts@woking.gov.uk  

Phone: 01483 743 696

Dementia friendly swimming

Swimming sessions are led by a qualified Amateur Swimming Association teacher and designed specifically to help people with dementia enjoy the water, whatever their ability. Held at Woking Pool in the Park during term times. To book, call Freedom Leisure.

Phone: 01483 771 122

Surrey reminiscence library

This collection is designed for anyone in Surrey who is supporting someone with dementia or memory impairment, whether at home or in a care or group setting.

The collection, kept at Woking Library, consists of a wide range of materials for use in reminiscence therapy, including books, DVDs, games, flashcards, activities, jigsaws, music and artefacts, all aimed at evoking memories and stimulating discussion and conversation.

Please note the collection is not available on an open access basis and can be viewed by appointment.

Email: community.connections@surreycc.gov.uk

Phone: 01483 541 518

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