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Activities and support for people living with dementia

If you are caring for someone with dementia, take a look at the activities we run and the support we can offer.

Activities suitable for people living with dementia

Many of our regular activities are suitable for people living with dementia and their families/carers. Below are a few of our activities that are open to everyone, but are also suitable for people with dementia to come along to with their family or carer. We understand how important it is to have opportunities to be active and connect with others and these sessions are a nice way to do just that.

Just Reminiscing

Come along to our free, drop in sessions. See our interesting display of old artefacts, objects and scrapbooks from throughout the decades. We’d love to hear your happy memories of days gone by, pop in and chat to us.

Dates and times for our Just Reminiscing sessions.

We would like to take this service into care homes and community groups by providing a loan box of items from times gone by. If this is something you would be interested in please email us at community@wyre.gov.uk.

Art sessions

Come and try your hand at painting and take home your creations. The sessions are led by experienced instructors and are free.

There’s no need to book, just bring something to protect clothing from paint splashes such as an old shirt. Make new friends and have a go – it’s fun!

See dates and times of our dementia friendly art sessions – Fun Arts and Art, Take Part.

Short guided walks

The short guided walks we’ve highlighted below are part of our calendar of guided walks and are open for anyone to come along, including those with dementia and their family/carers. The walks are free and there’s no need to book, just come along for a relaxed stroll with our friendly walk leaders. Each walk is around 2 miles and is a nice steady pace suitable for all. You can also book one of our all-terrain Trampers mobility scooters to use during the walk by emailing greatoutdoors@wyre.gov.uk.

  • Cherestanc Square, Garstang - Every Monday (except bank holidays) 11am – 12 noon
  • Cleveleys Community Centre - 11am – 12 noon, once a month
  • Marine Hall Fleetwood - 11am – 12 noon, once a month
  • Memorial Park Fleetwood – 11am – 12 noon, once a month

Look at our Great Outdoors activity calendar to view dates and times of the walks.

If you run a dementia friendly group and would be interested in taking part in a group guided walk please email greatoutdoors@wyre.gov.uk.

Help with repairs/adaptations to your home

If you are over 18 and living with dementia or other disabilities, our friendly Care and Repair team can help with repairs, home improvements, maintenance and adaptations. We can help with things such as replacing light bulbs, easing windows and doors, installing grab rails, installing key safes and carrying out small maintenance jobs. Some things such as replacing light bulbs and fixing trip hazards are free however, there is a small charge for other work in addition to the cost of any materials needed. If the work you need cannot be done by us, we will help by providing you with details of a reliable contractor who you can contact for a quotation.

Help applying for benefits

We can also help with filling out forms for Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Carers Allowance. There is no charge for this service.

Please call us on 01253 887569, email us at careandrepair@wyre.gov.uk, or complete the care and repair form.

Further support

Age UK also have lots of useful information on their website for people who have dementia and their carers.