Dementia Activity in Barnsley: Butterflies

For this year’s #AlzheimersAwarenessMonth, we're highlighting spotlighting local Barnsley group, Butterflies.

Dementia doesn’t define you. At Home Instead, we’re strong believers of this and that’s why we work to enable people to live well with dementia. Through the use of activities such as aerobics, dancing, singing and so much more, people who are experiencing memory loss or dementia can remain stimulated, engaged and, most of all, content.

To share more information on this, we’ve decided to spotlight a local dementia support group, Butterflies.

About Butterflies

Butterflies is a Barnsley-based support group supporting people who are socially isolated, lonely and living with dementia. The group was started by a local Barnsley man who cares for his dad with dementia, thus forming Butterflies to keep him active, engaged and socialised.

Taking place every Thursday from 1:30pm – 4pm, the group hosts a variety of different activities accompanied with music, games and dancing.

“I try to encourage anyone to attend so that other isolated people feel welcome, which in turn brings a true sense of normality for everyone. I am always looking for new ways to support people in the same or similar situation to my dad and I.”

Everyone is welcome at Butterflies, carers included – in fact, many of our Care Pros at Home Instead take clients to the group, which they absolutely love. It’s a great place to meet new people and add a routine to your week!

Get in touch with Butterflies on 07545 815513 to find out how you can get involved.

Visit their Facebook page here.