We are proud to be a dementia friendly council
Memory Cafe, Ollerton
For people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in Ollerton and the surrounding villages. The group offers a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. There is a varied programme of activities including arts and crafts, boccia, games, quizzes and music.
Meetings: 4th Monday of every month, 1pm-4pm
Life Spring's Cafe
Terry Bell 01623 862478
Newark Dementia Carers Group
The purpose of the group is to provide a local group to local people who are effected by dementia and other memory loss conditions.
Newark Dementia Carers Group aims to reduce social isolation by coming together to share experiences, challenges and to help effect social change.
They provide a safe, non-judgemental space where members can share, listen and be listened to.
- Organised days out
- Twice yearly dances
- Armchair exercises
These are all voluntary and are enjoyed by both carers and those affected by dementia.
Meetings: regular. Contact for more details
Ken Daubney: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01636 702577
Southwell Memory Cafe - Alzheimer's Society
For people with dementia and their carers.
Meetings: Last Friday of the month 10:30am - 12:30pm
0115 934 3811
Active Minds in Edwinstowe
Active Minds is a support group for people living with and early diagnosis of dementia and anyone who is concerned about their memory. Participants are actively involved in the running of the group and will design, deliver and develop a space where they can socialise and chat with likeminded people.
With the assistance and support of Edwinstowe United Community Association we will liaise with public and voluntary sector to gain vital information as required, (e.g. housing, benefits etc.). Members plan and engage in stimulating activities that are meaningful to them to lead active and fulfilling lives, promote social inclusion and encourage maximum independence. Having lunch together is an important part of our meetings. Partners and carers are welcome.
The group meets at The Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9HS Every Monday 10am to 2pm
Cost £6 including lunch – Carers £2.00 for lunch (first session £2.00 only to cover lunch cost)
Dementia Information Service - Newark CVS
The Dementia Information Service supports people with Dementia (or memory problems they do not need a formal diagnosis) and their carers, friends and relatives to get relevant information when they need it.
People can discuss their needs over the telephone, face to face or via email. They can be signposted and referred to other relevant services. Information is provided on all aspects of memory problems, be it understanding their diagnosis or the more practical aspects of day to day living with memory problems.
Any agency or individual can refer to the Dementia Information Service.
Dementia Information Officer available on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Great North Road
01636 679 539
There is also Making Memories Activities Group run by Inspire culture.
A weekly activity group in Newark each Friday 1pm to 3pm at Newark CVS
Contact Amy Hiscock at Newark on 01636 679 539
For older people worried about their memory or with a diagnosis of dementia and families and carers, or anyone who is feeling lonely in Tuxford and surrounding area. Open to people in Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood.
Variety of activities, a light lunch and coffee, tea and biscuits. Members without a carer must be able to look after themselves.
£5 charge for lunch, refreshments and activities. The venues have level access, meetings are on the ground floor and there are wheelchair-accessible toilets. There are induction/hearing loop system
Meetings: Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm-3.30pm
The Beeches Community Centre
Contact: Beverley Pottinger: email@example.com
How we support local groups
We have supported local dementia groups with a programme of creative activities including crafts, painting, photography and clay workshops. Also with fun health and fitness activities including boccia and seated exercise.
In March 2017 local artist Kerry O'Brien designed spring flower silks for the Newark Dementia Carers group. It was a lovely morning of painting and creativity for all involved, followed by a fish and chips lunch.