A dementia friendly creative group that meet twice-monthly at Oakland Village, Swadlincote. The group was set up and is led by older adults, some of whom have a diagnosis of dementia or are carers. With support from People Express, the group programme professional artists to lead quality varied workshops with the group.
The committee have developed their own guidance for leading a dementia friendly workshop, such as having different activities at each workshop, so people don't feel 'behind' if they miss a session due to a medical appointment, keeping the group small and familiar, encouraging participants to take part in activities at their own levels, with different options available for different abilities and skills, and for the artist to lead a demonstration so participants can see what they will be doing before they make their own artwork.
This is currently a closed group due to Covid-19. If you are interested in dementia friendly creative activities, contact People Express.