The aim of this project is to help people living with dementia and their carers to meet other people who are in the same boat as they are, to create friendships and to support each other, and to get involved in their community.
The sessions start with sharing memories over a cup of tea/coffee followed by circle dance that is designed for people living with dementia.
Some of the benefits for people who join in our circle dance are:
- Improvement of health and wellbeing
- Having fun
- Gentle exercises
- Feeling of togetherness ad friendship
- Feeling of being accepted and protected
- Sharing memories
- Improvement of self esteem and confident
- Sharing experience and advise each other
The dances are led by trained volunteers. Members of Precious memories Project enjoy it so much that they bring music of their choice for the dance and others learn these dance movements to teach others.
This project also provides information, support and advice for people living with dementia and their carers. It is open to all abilities. Wheelchair users are welcome. There are choices of dancing, sitting or standing. Those who don’t fancy dancing can still come and enjoy watching the others dance.
Precious Memories Project held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 3pm at Christ Church, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1JE.