Day opportunities and activities

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

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  • 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
  • Melodies for Memories (Age UK) - Beaminster

    Music has proven to be beneficial for retaining memory in later life. When memory is failing a person, they are very likely to be able to recall a familiar melody. Melodies for Memories is an informal and fun music group for anyone who enjoys music and is affected by memory loss.

    • Hilary Foggo: 01305 269444
  • Melodies for Memories (Age UK) - Chickerell Weymouth

    Music has proven to be beneficial for retaining memory in later life. When memory is failing a person, they are very likely to be able to recall a familiar melody. Melodies for Memories is an informal and fun music group for anyone who enjoys music and is affected by memory loss.

    • Hilary Foggo: 01305 269444
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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)
  • Mindful Marching On

    Mindful Marching On is a social activity group in North Dorset for men with memory problems, using electronic gadgets and gizmo's (e.g. Ten Pin Bowling, Golf, Tennis, Car Racing) to engage in fun and entertaining games and a great chance to socialise. Just come along and watch or join in.

    • Sally or Mike: 01747 852153, 07840 424148 (Sally) or 07504 821558 (Mike)
  • 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 - 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 - 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
  • The Filo Project

    The Filo Project offers high quality day care in an intimate home setting in the community for small groups of older people. Our service supports individuals who are socially isolated, many experiencing symptoms associated with moderate dementia, including memory loss. In Dorset, we have services in Lyme Regis and Bridport.

    • The Filo Project: 0333 939 8225
  • The Green Shed

    The Green Shed is an award-winning workshop, assisting adults with learning disabilities. We offer a range of work based activities and are situated at Castle Gardens, Sherborne.

    • The Green Shed: 01935 814548
  • The Rex Cinema - Dementia Friendly Screenings

    Everybody welcome at our monthly dementia friendly screenings.

    • The Rex Cinema - Dementia Friendly Screenings: 01929 550905
  • Wareham Plus

    Wareham Plus is a day care provider in the centre of Wareham. We provide services for up to 30 people per day to older people and those who have conditions usually associated with aging. Our staff are experienced, well trained and committed to providing excellent care to those that attend.

    • Wareham Plus: 01929 554618