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)
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”.
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.
Pictures from Sunday’s Great Eastern Run – Half Marathon.
A fantastic day with great atmosphere and perfect running conditions! (So I’m told!)
Paul Crawley completed the course in 2 hours and 22 minutes, Jane Barnes completed it in a time of 2 hours and 14 minutes; followed by Rob Barnes, who completed the course in 1 hour and 41 minutes!
Well done to you all! It’s a fantastic achievement and we’re so grateful to you for choosing us to raise funds for.
A big thank you to our new friends Ron and Wally and the members of the Ketton Healthy Walks group for their very generous donation of £250.
What a happy and welcoming group of people. They have been walking together every Thursday afternoon for eight years (I hope I’ve remembered that correctly) and their oldest member, Wally, is now over 90. Walking is obviously very good for you!