Remember to Dance! Starting October 2019
Dance & Dementia session on a Thursday from 1pm-2.30pm at CF61 Centre. Next to St Illtyd Primary School. An hour of fun creative movement for those living with dementia & their loved ones. Teas/Coffees will be served afterwards for a chance to meet new people.
£3 for participants.
Carers go Free.
Wellbeing Wednesday at Penarth Library
If you enjoy keeping active and having fun then why not join with us each Friday?
Where? Ty Hapus. 163 Holton Rd.
Barry. CF63 4HP (Next to the free Multi Storey Car park)
Tel: 01446 738024 to register your
interest and book your place
When? Friday 13.00 - 15.00pm
Weekly from 07th December 2018
Numbers will be limited
Who is invited? Anyone affected by
Dementia accompanied by their carers, friends or relatives.
This is a free activity though donations are always welcomed.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR ACTIVITY ROOM IS SITUATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND THERE IS NO LIFT SO YOU MUST BE ABLE TO USE A STEEP STAIRCASE.
¨ Table tennis
¨ Pool Table
¨ Exercise bike
¨ Basket ball (Duo player)
Plus We have a ‘Juke box
’ type music centre to play your favourite music and ‘Get active’ .
A video library is now available for Carers. It's Called 'Taking Care'. Hear from carers and professionals as they share their thoughts and insights.
Support in practical matters, understanding your emotions, and how to keep your own life in balance.
Everyone's journey is different; but many of the experiences are common to all.
The Legion works with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses - a service that supports the carers of our beneficiaries who have dementia. The focus of the service is to maintain independence and improve the quality of life for carers and families and to provide the practical advice they need.
For more information on what we do please click here
PENARTH FRIENDSHIP CAFE
All are welcome to attend the Friendship Café at Trinity Church, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 3EN
The café meets on the third Thursday of the month and runs from 1030 am until 1200 noon.
Whilst all are welcome, this café will be a welcoming space for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.
Come along for friendship, a great cuppa and fun! (there is a nominal charge of 50p for a cup of tea/coffee) We are delighted to be running, optional, arts and craft sessions at the café for those of you who are feeling creative!
No need to book – just come along on the day.
If you have any questions, then feel free to call Phil Batchelor, Chairman, Dementia Friendly Penarth tel 02920 569483
MEMORY CAFÉ. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Murchfield Community Centre, Sunnycroft Lane, Dinas Powys. Coffee and cake for anyone affected by early stages of dementia including family, friends and carers.
Forget me not choir Supporting people with dementia and their families through the JOY of SONG.
Memory Jar (Cowbridge)
Held in the Maendy Room.
The United Free Church (Ramoth).
Broadshoard. Cowbridge. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Musical Memories at Ty Hapus / Alzheimer Society. 163 Holton Rd Barry CF63 4HP
Every Tuesday from 1.30pm-15.30pm
Please Book a place in Advance by contacting
Day Support Manager
on 01446 738024
Concerts and Cakes is a series of new matinee concerts at the Memo Arts Centre, fully accessible for people living with Dementia and their carers. The first Concerts and Cakes matinee concert is on Wednesday 16 January at 1:30pm (doors open at 1pm) Tickets for those living with Dementia are just £1, and carers go free. The concerts are also open to those who would enjoy a lovely afternoon of live music, and those tickets are £5.00. All tickets include either a tea or coffee with a delicious slice of cake
Dementia Friendly Cinema
in Barry Memo
Cine-Memories is a programme of monthly afternoon screenings for everyone to enjoy. These relaxed film screenings are specifically tailored for people living with dementia, their carers and families and they aim to make cinema more accessible, by providing an inclusive experience, in a safe and welcoming environment.
Join us from 1:00pm in our café bar to catch up with a friend over a drink, or enjoy some dementia friendly activities with new friends, before our film screening starts at 1:30pm.
Motion Control Dance
Improving mental health & physical welling for older people
Tuesdays 11-12 pm MCD Studio, YMCA,
Court Road, Barry
Only £2.50 a
session This programme can provide seated and standing
versions of Tai Chi
For more information contact EMMA on 07725038778
Digital Drop in Computer support is for everyone.
Trained Newydd volunteer digital champions provide free Computer support in venues around the Vale. To find your nearest venue for Computer support go to Tenants Stories on
Memory Cafe Peterston-super-Ely
Croes y Parc Baptist Church
We have recently opened a drop-in cafe for people living with dementia and their carers, to be held on the Last Wednesday of every month. We will give a warm welcome and provide coffee tea and cake, as well as a variety of activities to all who come along. All the amenities are offered free of any charge. We have plenty of space for cars to park, together with a building designed to enable access to everyone regardless of any difficulty. This new building has up-to-date kitchen and toilets as well as a quiet area where carers can relax in comfort whilst their loved ones are supported by Dementia friendly volunteers
Age Connect Cafe Memories Cafe. Holton Rd. Barry
Age Connects Cardiff and the Vales Senior Health Shop, at 38 Holton Road, Barry, are offering a weekly Memories café on each Thursday morning, 10am until 12 noon, the café will be still open to all, but with a special slant to those walking on the Dementia path. We look to provide, café, papers, games, music, adult colouring books, occasional information sessions. We are looking to have sessions of information and therapies such as hand massage & reflexology. We are happy to have your suggestions too, we want this time to be fun, relaxing and useful.
We will have an IT area and information desk open for those seeking support and information, and volunteers on hand to help, plus we will be booking nail cutting sessions once each month to follow the café time, this will have a cost of £13, and be done in the café area where we hope people will feel relaxed and at home and have a cuppa while they wait.
So…. for those diagnosed, and for families, friends and carers…. this is your time…. your space…. our help
For more information please ring Age Connect Senior Health Shop: 01446 732385 and ask for NONA
Strength & Balance Classes
Classes Designed to improve your strength & balance,
mobility & confidence. The classes are available for people with dementia – the teachers would request that the carer who attends with the person joins in the class and helps.
Mary’s Classes • Llantonian Hall, Llantwit Major - Tues 2-3pm • St Athan, Gathering Place Community Centre (From 12th April) - Thurs 10.30-11.30am • Margaret Alexander Hall, Alexander place, Barry - Mon 2-3pm
Elderfit’s Classes • Cowbridge Lesser Town Hall - Wed 10.45-11.45am • Wenvoe Community Hall - Tues 12-12.45pm • Trinity Church, Stanwell Rd, Penarth - Wed 12.30-1.30pm
HELP PREVENT FALLS : For more information please contact the Age Connects on: Barry 01446732385
Did you know that Games and Brainteasers are good for stimulating your Brain?
FREE Games and Brain teasers on Tablets for people to borrow in the Memories Cafe-Holton Rd on a Thursday morning from 10am - 12 noon. Games include Solitaire,Sudoku, Colour me, Memory-box, Word Search, MemoryCards and more. Bring your own tablet and we will help you to download free games/brain teasers. We can also support you with any queries you might have with your own computers.
Jane: Volunteer Digital Champion. Memories Cafe:
38 Holton Road. Barry.
Memo Arts Centre, Barry - Gladstone Road, CF62 8NA Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
These relaxed film screenings are specifically tailored for people living with dementia, their carers and families. They aim to make cinema more accessible, by providing an inclusive experience, in a safe and welcoming environment. Lights are on low, volume’s turned down and a comfort break is provided towards the middle of the film. Tickets are £5 which includes a complimentary soft or hot drink with biscuit. Resident care staff go free.
Concert and Cakes has been launched this month and we are looking to get the word out there about this as much as we can. Tickets for attendees living with Dementia are just £1 and carers go free. You can read more about the events on the links provided below. In a nutshell, Concerts and Cakes is a matinee concert bringing people together regularly to enjoy delightful live music whilst enjoying meeting new friends over a cuppa and slice of cake from the Memo’s Café. Our Concerts and Cakes sessions are fully accessible and dementia friendly.
Dementia Friendly Screening in Penarth
- Less dark than normal
- A bit quieter than normal
- With subtitles
- No trailers
- Intermission half way through for a refreshment break
- Singalong very much encouraged :)
Afterwards we invite the audience to join us in the bar area for FREE tea, coffee and biscuits (
Bowl ‘n’ Roll Skittles
Ty Newydd Inn, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan,
CF62 8BB (01446 738024)
An opportunity for those affected by dementia and their families to come along and enjoy a friendly game of skittles. Sessions are run fortnightly from: Monday 8th Oct, 22nd Oct, 5th Nov…. Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm Skittles: 11.30am – 12.30pm Lunch: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
(Lunch is optional – additional charges will apply)
Alzheimer’s Society Support for people Living with Dementia here in the Vale
The main service the Alzheimer’s Society provide for (Delete ‘younger people’) people affected bydementia in the Vale is the Ty Hapus Day support service, situated at 163 Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HP. Ty Hapus is an independent charity who work with the Alzheimer’s society to provide daytime respite at our homely day centre as well as well as offering activities that people can join in with. Whilst Ty Hapus was set up primarily to offer support to people who have had a ‘Young onset’ diagnosis of Dementia (diagnosed before the age of 65) we also offer support to people of any age with a diagnosis of dementia on specific days. Access to our day centre support is via referral. Individuals or professionals can make a referral direct to us. To refer or to enquire about joining in with any of our other activities please contact the Day support manager on 01446 738024 to check availability.
On the second Monday of every month we hold a ‘drop in’ dementia café from 1.30pm – 3.30 pm. Come along for information, support, referral to other Alzheimer’s Society services or just for a cuppa and some fun.
At Ty Hapus we also have activities open to people affected by dementia and their carers to join in with,these include ‘Musical memories’ singing session, ‘sit n swing’ (seated dance), ‘Skittles at the Ty Newydd Inn’, as well as occasional art and craft sessions, As attendance numbers are limited these are not ‘drop in’ sessions but have to be booked ahead. Please feel free to contact the day Centre manager Ellin Jones on 01446 738024 for more information.
There is also an Alzheimer’s Society dementia café held in Llantwit Major every third Tuesday of the month 2-4pm at the Bethel Baptist Church, The Old Manse, Durrell Street CF61 1AD.
This is not young onset dementia specific but open to all
Kings Square. Barry.
Dementia Friendly Books,Large Print Books, C.D's. D.V.d's.
Borrow books, music and films, enjoy free internet access and use our online resources at Vale libraries
Trained Digital Champion Computer Support.
Got a problem with using your computer, Laptop, or phone?
Need some extra computer support?
Never touched a computer but would like to learn?
Want to just try a laptop or tablet, but dont have one? Try one of ours for the session!
I can give you 45 minutes of one to one FREE support every Thursday between 10 am until 12 noon at the Age Connect Cafe. Holton Rd. Barry.
You will need to book a session in advance to guarantee a place. Call in on a Thurs to book.
Go at your own pace.
* I have accredited training certificates in teaching people aged 50+ computers.*
Golden Oldies Cinema
Cowbridge United Free Church. Maendy Room (Broadshoard entrance)
If you would like an afternoon out with friendly company to watch a vintage film -
4th Tues of each month
More information tel 07969 605307
Dim lighting. Modified sound. Space for movement. Everyone Welcome
Halo Leisure Centre in Bridgend hold Dementia Friendly swimming sessions.