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The exercise groups and activities listed below have been created specifically for people living with dementia or their carers. They provide a great opportunity to make new friends, keep active and feel more confident. There are many exercises groups, classes and activities for people living with dementia across Sheffield provided by a variety of services such as People Keeping Well services.  See below for a list of all current cafes across Sheffield.

Click the services listed below to open up more details about each.

Please note, we strive to keep all the information we share about dementia services cross Sheffield up to date, in order  to provide the most current and helpful information possible. However, as services are run by a large number of providers, we cannot guarantee that our lists are exhaustive. If you know of a service not included in the list or a service listed is no longer provided, please do get in touch to let us know so that we can update our information and share the most helpful, current information possible.

Venture Walking Friends

Venture Walking Friends is a walking group that has been running for the past 10 years. Heeley Trust now help to refer those interested onto the group. Their main aim is to encourage active people with dementia to continue walking, and to do so in the company of others in the same situation. Walkers are invited to join them, but walk at their own risk. A carer, family member or a friend is welcome to accompany the person with dementia, and encouraged to accompany that person on their first walk. The walks are generally up to 3 miles long and would be classed as moderately easy. The group meet at 10.30 am outside Millennium Gallery café on Arundel Gate (now called Ambulo). and the group use public transport to get to the start of the walk. Walks usually finish at a pub or café before returning to town by public transport.

For more information on either the Dementia Cafe or Venture Walking Friends group please contact Sharna: 0114 3991070 /

For Dates and Futher info about the walks, please click here to view the service's leaflet and click here to view the poster which lists all the details for walks up until April 2020.

Zest Exercise Class - Upperthrope

A free, gentle exercise class for people living with early to mid-stage dementia. Carers need to attend and can either take part in the class or wait on site (refreshments will be provided). Exercises will support coordination and balance, with activities reminiscent of childhood games. Contact 0114 2702040 ext 210 or email

When: Every Thursday at 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Starting: 31st October 2019
Where: The Studio, Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 3NA

Zest website linked here.