People Express currently run dementia friendly sessions in three care settings across South Derbyshire. Please see below for all upcoming sessions:
Free weekly sessions take place Fridays 10am-12pm, with tea and coffee served before from 9.30am. Sessions are held in the craft room at Oakland Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. DE11 8LH. No need to book, just come along.
Upcoming sessions all take place 10am-12pm unless stated:
Friday 1stFebruary Sara Hare- Moulding and Casting
Friday 8thFebruary Helen Vaughan- Model mushroom painting
Friday 15thFebruary Duncan Pass- Printmaking
Friday 22ndFebruary Sarah Turner- Recycled Eco Arts
Friday 1stMarch Pat and Jacqui- Decoupage
Free dementia friendly sessions take place every other Wednesday 2-4pm. Sessions are held in the activity room at Richmond Aston-on-Trent, Richmond Drive, Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE72 2EA. No need to book, just come along.
Upcoming sessions all take place 2-4pm unless stated:
Wednesday 6th February Peter Wood- Willow Weaving
Wednesday 20th February Peter Wood- Willow Weaving
Wednesday 6th March Activity to be confirmed
Free dementia friendly sessions take place every other Wednesday 2-4pm. Sessions are held at Woodville Residential Care Home, 145 Burton Road, Woodville, Swadlincote DE11 7JW.
Wednesday 13th February Angela Ashton- Glass Fusion
Wednesday 27th February Rebecca Jarman- Collage and printmaking
Wednesday 13th March Jen Johnson- Indian Block Printing
Wednesday 27th March Peter Massey- Mosaics
For more information or for support to access any sessions call Kalila on 07739 088066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is how Pat, one of the participants described her experience of taking part in creative activities with People Express: ‘I had stopped taking part in everything, and I was sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, and this letter came saying I had Alzheimers, so I thought that’s it- do something with your life! So they told me about these sessions at the Alzheimers meeting and along I came. I was in a course at college, a long time ago doing basket weaving, all sorts of creative things. Then I had children and everything went by the way side, now they are saying I have Alzheimers, I felt like I had just sank into feeling sorry for myself. It takes some effort to start something new, but I’m so proud. Painting- I’ve always thought i can’t do that but now I’ve done this and i love it. I feel like these sessions have given me a new lease of life’