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Hemingford Hub Memory Lane Friendship Group

Hemingford Hub Memory Lane Friendship Group

The newly-formed Hemingford Hub is moving towards creating a 'dementia friendly' village. The Memory Lane and Friendship group is a singing and reminiscing initiative for Hemingford's residents suffering from dementia, the elderly or anyone who would simply like to get out of their house for a little company once a month.

The group will start each session with some communal singing of popular songs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s followed by a refreshment break. Afterwards participants will enjoy some relaxed, social reminiscing together.

DATE: Thursday, 3 October (thereafter 1st Thurs of each month) TIME: 10am – 12pm
PLACE: The Reading Room, High Street, Hemingford Grey
COST: £1 including refreshments (carers go free)

Memory Lane's founders, Esther and Steve Harrod, are delighted with support for this group. It promoted the launch on the Hemingford Community Facebook page and immediate offers of help were forthcoming with room hire and raffle prizes.

The initiative is being set up by the Harrods who have experience with running similar groups in St Ives and a residential care home.

Esther said, "We are looking forward to welcoming some of our more vulnerable residents to enjoy a morning's singing ... and jigging around if the mood takes them. It's really rewarding to see how some people with dementia spark back into life with the help of familiar tunes from their youth and reminiscences from an earlier age."

For more information please contact Riva Elliott, Hemingford Hub on 01480 494142 or rivaelliott@me.com

Posted: Sun, 08 Sep 2019 10:53 by Kim Loader

Tags: Community, Hub, News