Keeping the mind and body stimulated keeps us younger for longer so we compiled a list of some groups that do just that.
Mind the gap: Is a performance workshop for over 60s who wish to develop theatre and movement skills whilst socialising. They are based in the Salisbury Playhouse and they meet fortnightly, it costs £5 per session to join.
Men’s Shed: The Shed is a social centre for local people of all ages to join in with projects and in turn it hopes to help put a stop to social isolation and get individuals to feel involved in their community. Salisbury men’s shed
Harnham Music for the Mind: Harnham Music for the Mind group meets on Thursday mornings, rotating with the Memory Cafe and Movement for the Mind. As well as singing, there is a varied programme which includes gentle exercise to music, talks, activities, and a chance to catch up with friends. Dementia professionals are always on hand for an informal chat too. Please note, to help towards our costs we ask everyone to pay £2.50 ‘on the door’.
Greenbuttercup CIC’s dementia services organise fortnightly activities in the Green Room of the Plaza Theatre. On the first Friday of the month, there is an arts and crafts session. No experience is necessary, and participants are shown a ‘have-a-go’ craft each month. On the third Friday of the month, they hold a themed ‘Reminiscence Activity’ session. There is a different theme each month with related games, activities, and talks. There is a charge of £3 per person, which includes all materials, instruction, and tea/coffee with biscuits. If you fancy giving it a try, come along for a free first session.
Men’s Shed: The Shed is a social centre for local people of all ages to join in with projects and in turn it hopes to help put a stop to social isolation and get individuals to feel involved in their community.Romsey men’s shed