Kennington Memory Club

June 14, 2018

Kennington Memory Club
Living well with Dementia – Planned opening September 2018

Kennington Memory Club is going to provide a new service for local people living with dementia. Until last year, Kennington residents were able to attend, if they wished, the Abingdon Alzheimer’s Club, which served all the villages around Abingdon. Although it had been of great help to people with dementia and their families over many years, that club was closed last August, and as the need for such a service is even greater now than in the past, a group of local residents has joined together to create a new dementia day centre in Kennington.

Plans for the club are well advanced, (we have had the benefit of advice from Age UK and a grant from Oxfordshire County Council). It will meet twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) from 9.30 to 3.30 in Kennington Methodist Church, and we are now recruiting for both paid staff and a team of volunteers.

Paid Staff Roles

Details of the two paid staff roles are recruiting for can be found here:
https://kenningtonmemoryclub.wordpress.com/jobs/. The closing date for completed applications for paid staff posts is Friday 6th July.

Would you be interested in becoming a volunteer helper at the club?

Volunteers will be an essential part of the staff team. They will welcome and encourage our club members to participate in activities and enable them to feel comfortable and included. They will join in with club activities and also the more mundane jobs like setting up the rooms and clearing up, if they are able. Training will be given.

For further information about volunteering, e-mail kenningtonmc.webmaster@gmail or phone Margaret on 01865 739539 or Gillian 01865 735590.

The website is: www.kenningtonmemoryclub.wordpress.com

The picture is of Alois Alzheimer, whose birthday is today. He was born on 14th June 1864. More of him at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Alzheimer.

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