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Enjoy stimulating activities and friendship with us

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A chance for people with memory problems to enjoy social interaction in a friendly supportive environment.

The Peartree Memory Clubs are for people living with dementia, or symptoms of cognitive impairment, who wish to be as self reliant as possible.  Carers can have a break whilst the person experiencing dementia or memory-related problems enjoys group activities and good company.  

Who is it for?

  • age 65+
  • resident in Milton Keynes
  • diagnosis of dementia
  • Living independently and able to benefit from social interaction

People are welcome to attend the club for as long as they are able to benefit from it.  Inevitably, there will come a time when it is no longer suitable for their needs.  The club is run by a co-ordinator and a team of dedicated volunteers.

What is on offer?

We offer stimulating group activities that are enjoyable and help build self confidence.  Most sessions end with ten minutes of seated-chair exercises (often to the theme tune of Dad's Army) or a singalong with percussion instruments. 

  • flower arranging, watercolour painting and planting up pots
  • short mats bowls, mini pool table, board games and puzzles
  • occasional visits by small animals or professional musicians
  • wordsearch and reminiscence books. 
  • we also just sit, drink tea and chat.

The clubs have a high ratio of DBS-cleared volunteers to club members.  Everyone is given a warm welcome and no one is left to sit on their own without company.  The club aims to help members continue to live as well and as positively as possible.  If people do not enjoy socialising or taking part in group activities this may not be the right environment for them.    

Monday club

  • £5 per session
  • Monday 2.00 - 4.00pm
  • every week
  • at The Peartree Centre
  • light refreshements provided

Friday club

  • £10 per session
  • Friday 1.30 - 4.30pm
  • every week
  • at The Peartree Centre
  • afternoon tea provided 

Transport is not provided

Age UK Milton Keynes is unable to provide transport to the club.  Members will need to ask their spouse, relative, friend or neighbour to give them a lift.  Or they can come by taxi or catch a local bus.  If a person lives near enough they could walk or use their electric buggy to get to The Peartree Centre.

Supporting carers

We hope that carers enjoy a short break while we give the person with dementia the chance to improve their self-esteem by doing something successfully and independently.  Carers can spend the time as they wish, knowing that their loved one is being well looked after.  We provide a safe, stimulating environment for members of the club as well as support to their carers and relatives.

Sometimes we enjoy a game of flyswat tennis!

During the hot weather we all had an ice cream cone.

Thank you to everyone who joined our summer barbecue at The Peartree Centre

On Friday 30th August we enjoyed a fabulous Summer Barbecue at The Peartree Centre to celebrate two years of fun and friendship.

We enjoyed a visit to The Radcliffe School

We were invited to a community tea party at The Radcliffe School.

Thank you Dobbies

We are grateful to Dobbies for generously giving the club free supplies.

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