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New Dementia Group Launches in Ponteland

Published on 07 June 2023 01:44 PM

Age UK Northumberland Launches Dementia Social Group

for Over 50s in Ponteland  


Age UK Northumberland is launching a new dementia social group in Ponteland for people living with mild to moderate dementia, starting on Thursday 15th June.


The group sessions are designed for over 50s who are living with mild to moderate dementia and involve a range of fun and interactive activities such as games, music, art, cooking and exercise classes. 


As well as helping with memory and mental activity, such as thoughts, emotions and behaviour, the sessions are a great opportunity to meet new people and socialise.


Amy Whyte, Chief Executive of Age UK Northumberland said: 

“We’re delighted to launch this new social group in Ponteland. The weekly sessions are proven to improve mood and memory and provide a great opportunity to socialise and participate in fun and interactive activities”,


The weekly group is running for the next 24 weeks and is free to attend every Thursday at Merton Hall, Merton Road, Ponteland NE20 9PX from 10am till 12 noon. Carers are welcome to stay and participate or drop off their loved one.


The sessions, are developed in line with Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy guidance, which is the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve memory, thought processes, independence and well-being by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).   



To find out more, please call 01670 784 800 or email: