Information & Resources
Every month at Home Instead we offer a number of not-for-profit social activities designed to help people live well with memory issues in the local community.
- 6 different Memory Cafés in Kingston, New Malden and Wimbledon
- Afternoon Teas at Warren House
- Singing for the Brain in conjunction with the Alzheimers Society
Each are designed to be accessible and supportive environments for people worried about memory issues as well as those with early to mid stages of dementia, and their carers, to meet others in a similar situation.
They are designed to provide stimulation, support and information about other community activities and services. The activities we host are based on evidence and research into the experience of living with dementia.
- Meeting social needs of people with dementia through social interaction is proven to help a person to live well with the experience of dementia and can help to reduce the emergence of behavioural symptoms such as restlessness and agitation.
- Cognitive stimulation is proven to be both effective and enjoyable aiming to include everyone regardless of abilities. Cognitive stimulation focuses on opinions rather than facts, uses reminisence as well as using the senses- building and strengthening relationships.
- Music and singing can improve well being and confidence for people with dementia and their carers, encouraging the expression of positive emotions as well as enhancing communication skills.
Each Memory Café has a slightly different format to offer variety and choice as well as reaching out to a wider population and increasing access to information, guidance and support.
Home Instead Memory Café at the Kingston Rose Theatre
We host cultural activities on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 2-4pm. No booking is required, but we do ask for a £5 contribution, per attendee, towards the activities.
Home Instead Coffee and Culture Club- Wingfield Cafe, All England Lawn Tennis Club
We are very lucky to host this event in the shadow of Centre Court. This monthly gathering is for anyone who would like to have some stimulating company, good coffee and some rather lovely pastries. This club is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30am - 12 noon. No booking required.
Home Instead Memory Café at the New Malden Methodist Church
Our New Malden group has developed into a Craft and Art group but also involves cognitive stimulation, dementia information and conversation on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm. No booking is required, but we do ask for a £5 contribution, per attendee, towards the activities.
Afternoon Cream Teas at Warren House, Coombe
Come and enjoy a delightful cream tea on the 3rd Monday of each month from 2-4pm. Booking is required and the cost for these teas is £8.50 per person. Older people, their carers, friends and family are always welcome.
Singing for the Brain, Surbiton
A tried and tested activity for people with dementia and their carers that uses singing to bring people together. Home Instead sponsor the Alzheimers Society Singing for the Brain at the Tolworth Hospital every Friday morning from 10.30am until 12pm. Booking is required and we ask for a £4 contribution towards costs.
Gentlemen's Lunch Club
Calling all gentlemen in the area - we have a quarterly lunch for any men that would like enjoy a pub lunch once a quarter at the Watchman Pub in New Malden. Booking is essential. If you are interested please call Joanna Carter.
For more information, or to book a space, please call Joanna Carter on 0208 942 4137 to find out more details.
I was very moved by Jacqui's offer to take my father out for lunch for his birthday. I feel very lucky to have found such lovely people to care for Dad.Ginette, Surbiton