New club for people living with dementia ‘Memory Lane’ launching 7 February 2020

Two organisations, serving older people, are joining forces to launch a new club in Farnborough, ‘Memory Lane’. Dedicated to supporting people living with dementia in the Farnborough area, the partnership between the charity Brendoncare Clubs and the service provider Home Instead has the ambition to bring potential club members and their carers together to gain mutual support in a safe and happy atmosphere.

The club ‘Memory Lane’ will be launching on Friday 7 February 2020,

2pm-4pm, at the Masonic Lodge, Alexandra Road, Farnborough. The club will continue to meet on the first Friday of every month. A programme of activities including entertainers, instructors and speakers is being developed and potential volunteers to help run the club are invited to contact Brendoncare.

According to Julie Edyvean, Locality Manager for Brendoncare Clubs in North East Hampshire, “Volunteers play such an integral part in our clubs; they help to enrich the lives of our members. We will be pleased to welcome new volunteers, whether they are motivated by the fact that dementia has affected a relative or friend directly or they have an interest in health or social care.  Individuals decide to volunteer for a variety of reasons and this opportunity is no different. Our aim is to look after the well-being of club members and their carers.

“By giving just a small amount of your time as a volunteer, you can help enhance the lives of local older people.

“As a volunteer for Brendoncare, you will receive an introduction to dementia awareness training, a full induction and basic training including health and safety. You will also have the opportunity to join a variety of training sessions.”

For more information about volunteering please phone 01962 852133, email volunteering@brendoncare.org.uk  or visit the Brendoncare website https://www.brendoncare.org.uk/volunteers/how-you-can-help

About Brendoncare
Brendoncare is a registered charity (no. 326508) based in Winchester, providing 10 care homes and five housing with care locations across the south of England. Brendoncare’s Care for Life promise provides security and peace of mind to residents and their families, ensuring that when a resident can no longer afford the full cost of their care Brendoncare will support them financially to remain with them for as long as their needs can be met.

Brendoncare Clubs (charity no. 1091384) also run more than 90 friendship and wellbeing clubs across Dorset and Hampshire for older people who may otherwise be lonely. A hardship fund is provided for people who simply cannot afford to get to Brendoncare clubs, meaning nobody is excluded, whatever their financial situation.