Dementia Action Week in Catford South


Catford South is taking steps to becoming the first fully accredited Dementia Friendly Community in Lewisham
We want: to increase awareness of dementia and people living with dementia to remain active and valued members of the Catford South community

The 21st – 27th of May is Dementia Action week – Unite and Take ACTION
This Dementia Action Week the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone to come together and take actions big or small that will improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia. In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes.
What Can You do?

Simply… Continue to invite a person with dementia out
Ask if someone needs help if they look unsure
Become a dementia friend here and wear a dementia friends badge
Fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society, ideas here
Small actions have a big impact and everyone can play their part

What’s Happening This Week?

Diamond Club
Dementia Awareness Open Day
Zumba, light lunch, raffle, plus information and awareness about dementia to raise understanding and connect to support
Tuesday 22nd May 10:00-14:00
Hartley Hall, Culverley Road, SE6 2LD

Seated Yoga
All over 60’s WELCOME to build their physical & mental strength, stability & flexibility
£1.50 per session, includes tea
Qualified Trainer, no experience necessary
Thursdays 2-3pm, Hartley Hall

Quiz and Buffet Supper
In aid of Alzheimer’s Society and H. Cross UCM- Raise your awareness of dementia and have some fun, maybe win a prize!
Thursday 7 June – 19:00 for 19:30 start,
Hartley Hall
PRICE: £8- Includes buffet. Bar Available
Unfortunately parking is not available


Wheels for Wellbeing Inclusive Drop in Sessions
Inclusive cycling sessions for disabled people and their families, carers or friends. Qualified instructors, supported by fantastic volunteers, help participants try our cycles and offer ongoing support.
Wednesdays 10:30am- 12:30pm
Ladywell Day Centre, 48 Dressington Avenue, SE4 1JF
Train: Ladywell Bus: 284, P4, 122
Car: Collect free parking permit at reception
£5 per disabled cyclist: supporter/carer- included in the price)
£5 Per non-disabled cyclist
£10 Special family price (up to 4, including at least one disabled cyclist)
Please visit the website for full information before attending your first session:
CONTACT: Session Manager 07561 166949

Archibald Corbett Community Library
A volunteer-run library, hosting many weekly dementia friendly activities open to everyone. Wheelchair access.
Tea & Cake Monday
11:15-12:45 Mondays
Friendly drop-in session with tea, chat, and music – for people with dementia and their carers

19:00-20:00 Mondays / 13:30-15:00 Thursdays
Welcoming all-ages knitting group – bring your own wool and needles or borrow ours!

Life Drawing – £10/session
19:00-22:00 Mondays
All-abilities life drawing group – paper and pencils provided.

Torridon Reminiscence Group
11:00-12:30 1st Tuesday
A small, friendly group that meets once a month for memories and local chat

Gentle Seated Yoga
11:30-12:30 Thursdays
Easy, seated stretches for the less mobile or those recovering from injury

We Are Catford South
Fun group for memories over, tea and cake

Dementia Awareness Training
19:00-20:00 Friday 25th May
Learn more about dementia and how to be of help in your community
020 8314 3712 / 020 8378 5358

Age Exchange
We welcome and work with anyone identifying as a carer, family, friends, neighbours, or staff looking after someone giving advice, support and somewhere to relax and have fun. We run the following groups:
Daycare services
Inspired caring
Artful caring
Kaleidoscope café
Age Exchange at “Number Eleven” Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA
Sundays At Sunfields – lunch reminiscence, arts and music
13:00-14:00 Sunfields Methodist Church, 95 Old Dover Road SE3 8SJ
020 8318 9105

Carers Lewisham
Dementia & Creativity
Learn how to communicate creatively with your loved one using imaginative techniques for non-verbal communication
Friday 25th May 10:30 to 12:30
Lewisham Carers Centre, Waldram Place, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB
CONTACT: 020 8699 8686

Catford Bus Garage-Awareness Event
Customers and bus staff have an opportunity to speak with each other to improve services and your passenger experience. Refreshments and goodies available on a special bus. Wheelchair users welcomed.
24 May 10:00 – 16:00
Dementia Awareness sessions:
9am, 1pm and 3pm
Catford Bus Garage, 180 Bromley Road, SE6 2XA
CONTACT: 0208 698 9142
Donate or Fundraise For Alzheimer’s Society
Email: Tel: 0330 333 0804

Age Exchange, Blackheath 0208 318 9105

Age UK: 0800 169 2081
Age UK Lewisham 020 7701 9700

Carers Lewisham 0208 699 8686

Lewisham Mindcare 01689 811222

Lewisham Social Services

Alzheimer’s society dementia helpline 0300 222 11 22

Dementia UK: 0800 888 66 78

National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122

Speech & hearing assisted 18001 0300 222 1122

NHS Choices- Dementia

Catford South: or Barbara on

Thank you to the wonderful Barbara Gray for compiling the information of the activities happening for Dementia awareness week and for all the local organisations, businesses and individuals working so hard to be dementia friendly.


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Hi. I am the coordinator for the Catford South Local Assembly and a friend of all things Catford :-)

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