DSSL Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring newsletter is now available to read  on our website or download, whichever you prefer.

Coffee Morning dates for your diary:

  • Stamford: 11 May | 08 June | 13 July
  • Deeping: 21 May | 18 June | 16 July
  • Bourne: 16 May | 20 June | 18 July

Art Exhibition  and Dementia Awareness Week

We will be setting up our art exhibition which will feature work done by people living with dementia and also carers – please let us know if you have any pieces you would like to share and we will be happy to come and pick them up.
The Stamford Arts Centre gallery is open daily between 9 am – 9pm so our exhibition will hopefully be seen by lots of people.
The exhibition will not only showcase our art but will highlight other ways our charity supports people affected by dementia in our little corner of Lincolnshire.
Everyone is invited to the opening of our exhibition which will be on the evening of Tuesday 15 May between 6–8pm.
A local artist, Karen Neale, will be the official opener and we hope we will also be joined by the “great and the good” i.e. local dignitaries, businesses, supporters, other charities etc. If you have any ideas about who we should invite then please let us know – we’re open to all suggestions. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and we want to do the very best we can.
We will also be running some taster sessions based around our regular therapeutic activity groups which are open to everyone:
  • Art for All:Tuesday 15 May from 11am–1pm
  • Tai Chi:Wednesday16 May, at The Arts Centre between 2–3pm
  • Singing Together: Thursday 17 May between 1–3pm
We are also hoping to run a couple of Dementia Friends sessions.

“Art for All” Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

Dementia Support South Lincs Art Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DL – 15 – 20 May 2018

Dementia Support South Lincs presents a showcase of Support Services and an exhibition of artwork by members living with dementia and their carers.

15 – 20 May 2018 at Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DL

Do come and see us at Stamford Arts Centre.

Please do share with your friends and family on social media.

DSSL Sunflower Challenge 2018

Are you up for the Dementia Support South Lincs Sunflower Challenge this year?

Won’t be long now – are you up for the Sunflower Challenge again this year?

Seeds will be sent out in our Spring newsletter which will be dropping through your door after Easter. If you’re not on our mailing list and would like to take part and try to raise a bit of money for Dementia Support South Lincs, send a message ASAP.

Our Art for All group has started working on their sunflowers too – what to you think?

Give As You Live?

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not sign up to Give as you Live?!? With 200,000 different companies to shop online, each one of them donates a percentage of your shopping to a charity of your choice.

For example, Amazon donates 1.5% of your total shop, excluding Postage and Packaging.

To sign up for free please follow this link.Thanks.

It’s simple, easy and you can raise free donations!!

Preparing for our Dementia Awareness Week Exhibition

Save the date! – 14th to 21st May 2018

Members of Art for All are hard at work preparing for our Dementia Awareness Week exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre

save the date! – 14th to 21st May 2018

Lots of activities on offer including sessions of art, tai chi, singing and a Lego workshop lead by Square Holers.

Lots more information to come but here’s hoping you’ll be able to join us 🌻

DSSL Valentine’s Dance

A spread fit for royalty!

What a great afternoon! Dementia Support South Lincs certainly know how to throw a party!

BIG THANKS to the team who made it all possible (you know who you are) and to Sue, Chris and Norma at the Danish Invader who produced a spread fit for royalty – FREE!!!

Here are a few photos. Do visit our facebook page to see more 

DSSL January 2018 Newsletter

Please do read and download the latest Dementia Support South Lincs Newsletters by Memory Health Worker Kate Marshall: Dementia Support Newsletter – January 2018

Are Danie and Sharon having too much fun at work? We hope so!

We introduce you to our new Dementia Support Worker, Sharon Scott. Sharon came on board at the very end of last year and she has already become an asset to our team. We are very lucky to have found her. She has a great deal of experience in health and social care, recently working for Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Alzheimer’s Society. She brings with her up to date knowledge of dementia care in South Lincolnshire but more importantly, a warm and caring personality and a ready smile.

  • Singing Together sessions take place at The Danish Invader, Empingham Road, Stamford PE9 2SX on the first Thursday of every month from 1–3pm.
  • Members of our Art for All group are busy getting ready for their next exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre during Dementia Awareness Week (14–21 May)
The support group/coffee mornings continue to run as usual in The Deepings, Stamford and Bourne. These groups are open to carers, their partners living with dementia and former carers. Everyone affected by dementia is welcome. They are a great opportunity to hear more about upcoming activities and events, meet up with old friends and make some new ones – all of whom understand the challenges that living with dementia can sometimes bring. We meet between 10am –12pm on the 2nd Friday of the month at Blackstones’ Sports and Social Club, 28 Lincoln Road, Stamford PE9 1UU; the 3rd Monday of the month at Deeping Community Centre, 2 Douglas Road, Market Deeping PE6 8PA ; and on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Bourne Corn Exchange, Abbey Road,  Bourne PE10 9EF (park at the back in the market car park)
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Stamford Santa Fun Run at Burghley House

It is almost time for the Stamford Santa Fun Run!!
If you would like to join us on Sunday 10th December at 11am at Burghley  Park for our “Santa Stroll” in memory of our dear Trish Lord; you can enter at the link below and look out for “Trishs Troops”.

https://www.stamfordsantafunrun.com/how-to-enter

Alternatively, if you would like to sponsor us, please follow the link below:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/dsslsantafunrun

Thank you 

Hamish is looking forward to taking part in the Santa Fun Run again this year and sends you Waggy tail thanks for donation of pennies for DSSL and perhaps a biscuit or two for him to keep up his strength  😉

He might even let you take a photo of him in his Santa suit.