New Reminiscence Group For People With Dementia

Wizarding Fun At Beverley Library

A new group aimed at helping people living with dementia and their carers to share memories and receive support is launching in the East Riding.

The reminiscence group will take place at The Centre, Southgate, on the last Friday of every month, from 10am-11am, starting from the beginning of June.

Reminiscence sessions, which are endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Society, are aimed at enabling those living with dementia and their carers to meet others in a similar situation and to enjoy reminiscing together.

During the sessions items from memory boxes, photographs and books are used to stimulate conversation.
Reminiscence groups are already up and running at other venues in the East Riding including Hedon Library, on the last Tuesday of every month, 2pm-3pm; at Library on the first Tuesday of every month, 10.15am-11.15am.

Sessions are also running at on Friday, 20 May, 10 June, 1 and 22 July, 11am-12noon; Thursday, 26 May, 16 June, 7 and 28 July, 2-3pm; Thursday, 2 June, 23 June, 14 July, 10.30am-11.30am, with further sessions running throughout the year.

Visitors to , where all staff are fully trained as , can also benefit from access to the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme.

The scheme, which is coordinated nationally by the Reading Agency, gives everyone the chance to borrow a wide range of books which can help people to understand and manage dementia.

For further details about any of the above reminiscence sessions call into any of the above branches or contact them as follows:

• The Centre on 0845 122 5000 or email customer.services@eastriding.gov.uk
• Hedon library on (01482) 897651 or email hedon.library@eastriding.gov.uk
library on (01482) 632227 or email northferriby.library@eastriding.gov.uk
on (01482) 392750 or email .library@eastriding.gov.uk

More details about the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme is available at www.readingagency.org.uk



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