Ascot pensioners getting into the groove
Published: 24 Oct 2013 09:550 comments
It saw people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia having fun by dancing with carers to popular songs at King Edward’s Hall, in North Ascot, last Thursday.
The event, organised by the Alzheimer’s Dementia Support charity was targeted towards sufferers who are isolated and need to feel safe and build friendships.
Tea, coffee and cake were also available, and the group hopes it can build on its initial success. Terrie Hall, an adviser for the support group, said: “It has been a good start and we’re hoping we can build on this turn out.
“Dancing and music is usually one of the last things left for these people so we want to keep that going. It also gives people the chance to share their experiences and to show them they’re not alone. We want people to form friendships and some of them have even called the group their family and it’s a lifeline to them.”
The ‘moves and grooves’ event will be held every third Thursday of the month at King Edward’s Hall between 2-4pm. For information, call Terrie Hall on 07516 165647.