Day opportunities and activities

Day services and other activities to provide support, rehabilitation and develop your skills

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  • Arts 4 Dementia

    Arts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. Check our website for details of events throughout Dorset.

    • Arts 4 Dementia: 020 3633 9954
  • Dementia Adventure

    Supported holidays for people with dementia and their carers. The Dementia Adventure Trust supports people living with dementia and their carers by underwriting the cost of our holidays and breaks to make them as affordable as possible.

    • Dementia Adventure: 01245 237548
  • Fordingbridge Activity Group

    An activity group hosted by Avon Valley Dementia Support for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Our activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

    • Nicki Gordon or Gilda Newsham: 07900 006 988 or 01425 473 777
  • Fordingbridge Music Group

    A music group for people with dementia hosted by Avon Valley Dementia Support. Our activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator, who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

    • Nicki Gordon or Gilda Newsham: 07900 006 988 or 01425 473 777
  • Future Roots

    Day service for adults and older people at a horticulture and rural skills centre. Services offered to adults with mental health problems and to older people with dementia or those that have become isolated.

    • Future Roots: 01963 210703
  • Health and Well-being Programme - Ferndown

    We have various fitness and disabled swim sessions held throughout the week which are also open to people with dementia. Please check our website for a timetable. Please note that for some sessions you will need to be referred by your GP or health professional.

    • Health and Well-being Programme - Ferndown: 01202 877468
  • Island Community Action - Forget-Me-Not Songsters

    We are a dementia friendly group where you can come along to remember your old favourite songs and learn new ones.

    • Island Community Action: 01305 823789
  • Memory Cafe - Blandford

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Blandford: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Boscombe

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Boscombe: 0300 123 1916
  • Memory Cafe - Bridport

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Bridport: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Christchurch

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Christchurch: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Dorchester

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Dorchester: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Ferndown

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Ferndown: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Hamworthy

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Hamworthy: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Lyme Regis

    A Memory cafe in Lyme or Uplyme. The group will provide a supportive environment for people suffering memory loss and their carers. There will be activities such as music, singing, games, memory boxes, outings and talks. We would hope to also bring health care professionals in to provide support and advice to carers. If you are interested please contact us. We are also looking for volunteers, so please contact us if you can help.

    • Jane Thomas: 01297 443481
  • Memory Cafe - Oakdale, Poole

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Oakdale: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Shaftesbury

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Shaftesbury: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Sherborne

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Sherborne: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Swanage

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Swanage: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Verwood

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Verwood: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Wareham

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Wareham: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Westbourne

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Westbourne: 0300 123 1916
  • Memory Cafe - Weymouth

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Weymouth: 01202 764352
  • Memory Cafe - Wimborne

    Memory Cafés provide an opportunity for people with dementia, families and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

    • Memory Cafe - Wimborne: 01202 764352
  • Mindful Cafe - Gillingham

    Mindful is a registered charity created to support local projects for older people (age over 65) with mental health problems and their carers and people of any age who have memory loss or dementia.

    • Barbara Turnbull or Sally Nutbeem: 07840 424148 (Sally) or 07910 663392 (Barbara)
  • Mindful Cafe - Stalbridge

    Mindful is a registered charity created to support local projects for older people (age over 65) with mental health problems and their carers and people of any age who have memory loss or dementia.

    • Barbara Turnbull or Sally Nutbeem: 07840 424148 (Sally) or 07910 663392 (Barbara)
  • Museum Memory Club - Poole

    Do you live with memory loss or dementia? Join us for a social afternoon of reminiscence, friendship and support.

    • Anna Shiels: 01202 633971
  • Music for Memory

    A music group for people living with any form of memory loss including Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, their carers and friends.

    • Gemma Dixon: 07891 838969
  • Reminiscence Group - Christchurch

    Come along to chat about times past and meet new friends. The library provides resources and books for the group.

    • Reminiscence Group - Christchurch: 01202 127200
  • Reminiscence Group - Corfe Mullen

    Come along to chat about times past and meet new friends. The library provides resources and books for the group.

  • Reminiscence Group - Wimborne

    Come along to chat about times past and meet new friends. The library provides resources and books for the group.

    • Reminiscence Group - Wimborne: 01202 882770
  • Revitalise - respite holidays

    We provide respite holidays for disabled adults and carers, as well as dedicated breaks for people with Alzheimer's and carers. We currently run three accessible holiday centres in Southampton, Chigwell in Essex and Southport in Merseyside.

    • Revitalise - respite holidays: Bookings: 0303 303 0145
  • Royal Voluntary Service

    Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical support and companionship to help people get the best out of life.

  • Singing for the Brain - Blandford

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Blandford: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Christchurch

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Christchurch: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Dorchester

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Dorchester: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Gillingham

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Gillingham: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Poole

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Poole: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Sherborne

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Sherborne: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Westbourne

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Westbourne: 0333 150 3456
  • Singing for the Brain - Weymouth

    Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

    • Singing for the Brain - Weymouth: 0333 150 3456
  • Southill Plus

    We provide a range of quality day services for clients with dementia with a quiet, calm and relaxing atmosphere.

    • Southill Plus: 01305 760402
  • Step Outside - Kingston Lacy

    Come and join us at our allotment gardening group for people with dementia and their carers.

    • Sarah Rampton: 01202 764352
  • The Rex Cinema - Dementia Friendly Screenings

    Everybody welcome at our monthly dementia friendly screenings.

    • The Rex Cinema - Dementia Friendly Screenings: 01929 550905