Alsager Games Session for people living with dementia

Description

As part of Alsager Partnership's ongoing initiative "Working to become a dementia friendly community", a dedicated Games Session is now available to people living with dementia and their carers.

The main attraction is a Therapy Table Tennis Table that has been commissioned by the Bouncy Alzheimer's Therapy (BAT) Foundation, alongside other more familiar games such as 4 In A Row, Dominoes, Quoits and Cards.

"Whilst Alzheimer's is not an age-related disease, as an ageing nation there are more and more older people being diagnosed.  In those living with dementia and Alzheimer's, the hippocampus is shown to be smaller, but activity such as table tennis has been shown to help with blood flow to the brain and stimulate that part of it.  The idea is that if the hippocampus is stimulated and therefore bigger, and not left to waste away, it can support the brain to hold back symptoms of Alzheimer's for longer." - Andrew Battley, BAT Foundation.

This activity is supported by suitably trained workers and volunteers and is designed to help keep anyone living with dementia active

The fee is £2.50 per person and refreshments are included.

So, do come along and meet with old friends and perhaps make some new whilst enjoying some social and active time together.  Anyone living with dementia and their carers are most welcome.

PARKING - Please note that parking is on the allotment car park to the side of the school entrance.

Service Details

Locations:
Alsager Guide Hall, Cedar Avenue, Alsager, ST7 2PQ (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Alsager Partnership
Service Type:
Things to Do
Website:
Age Band:
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older People (65+)
Is a referral required?:
No
Provides support to:
  • Carers
  • People with dementia
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • Alsager
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
  • Within the Community
Cost:
£2.50 per person
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair Accessible
Easily accessible by public transport?:
Yes
Is food provided?:
Cold drinks and biscuits
Sector Type:
  • Not-for-Profit

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Tuesday
Opening Times - Monday:
Opening Times - Tuesday:
2.00 - 3.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (not July)
Opening Times - Wednesday:
Opening Times - Thursday:
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Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 19 July 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Maria Ashdown
Telephone:
07825 776921
Email:
info@alsagerpartnership.com