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News

  • Watercress Line tea and scones trip

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Choo Choo! Another amazing trip on the The Watercress Line

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 23 Jun 23
  • Come and join us on Sunday at Alton Victorian Cricket Match

    Come and join us on Sunday at Alton Victorian Cricket Match

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Sunday is going to be a beautiful day, so visit us at our Tealicious tea and cakes stall during the Alto Victorian Cricket Charity Match. I...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 23 Jun 23
  • Buckingham Palace Garden Party attendance

    Buckingham Palace Garden Party attendance

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Earlier this year Dementia-friendly Alton were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. DFA Coordinator and founding member Karen Mu...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 28 May 23
  • Double dose of Nature

    Double dose of Nature

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Morning all - we're all feeling refreshed today after our double date with nature recently. Some of our members took part in the Muqami...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 28 May 23
  • Please come and help - at the BIG Help Out!

    Please come and help - at the BIG Help Out!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Why not join us at Edgar Hall for the big help out? With Dementia-friendly Alton   |  

  • Creative & Curious

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    So excited to share news that the amazing artwork produced as part of our Creative & Curious Project in collaboration with St Lawrence...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 3 May 23
  • Celebrate the Kings Coronation with us

    Celebrate the Kings Coronation with us

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Not long to go till the Coronation - but plans already being made with members of Dementia-friendly Alton   |  

  • New Premises and New PACE Venture!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    What a busy week we've had! Working on the allotment on Tuesday, making Easter treats Wednesday and Friday was singing and a taster spor...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 9 Apr 23
  • The North wind did blow at up the Allotment...

    The North wind did blow at up the Allotment...

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    We had to inspect the damage caused by the recent wind to the fruit cage at the allotment this week. Dementia-friendly Alton   |  

  • Flourish in the Forest has begun!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Wow - what a fantastic first Flourish in the Forest day - our pioneer attendees braved the cold - wrapped up warm and embraced all the benef...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 Mar 23
  • Creativity and fun for all

    Creativity and fun for all

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Happy Today everyone! Always good to start the week as we mean to go on - a combination of creativity, exercise, friendship and nature. Our ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 28 Feb 23
  • A curling we will go

    A curling we will go

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Busy afternoon at our Wednesday group this week. Pupils from St Lawrence keeping score for our New Age Curling tournament - before it was th...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 24 Feb 23
  • Lots to look forward to in 2023

    Lots to look forward to in 2023

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    All of us at Dementia-friendly Alton hope that our members and supporters enjoyed a peaceful Christmastime - and we are looking forward to ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 31 Dec 22
  • Festivities

    Festivities

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    With Christmas festivities over a few of our lovely members braved the wet weather trecently to attend our regular Friday music cafe - than...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 31 Dec 22
  • A Thank You letter is lovely to receive

    A Thank You letter is lovely to receive

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    It was great to catch up with everyone at our fantastic Christmas party Dementia-friendly Alton   |  

  • It's in with the garlic and onions up at our allotments

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Last session on allotment until after Christmas- group busy today with the support of their wonderful helpers from Anstey Junior school - wh...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 9 Dec 22
  • LORD LIEUTENANT PRESENTS QUEENS AWARD TO DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY ALTON

    LORD LIEUTENANT PRESENTS QUEENS AWARD TO DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY ALTON

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    LORD LIEUTENANT PRESENTS QUEENS AWARD TO DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY ALTON Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson, presented the Queens Award f...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 22
  • Another  busy week at our Memory Cafe

    Another busy week at our Memory Cafe

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Another busy week at the memory cafe; enjoying crafting, puzzles, company from youngsters and our regular musical events. Lovely to see so ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 25 Nov 22
  • Flourish in the Forest Taster Day at Alice Holt

    Flourish in the Forest Taster Day at Alice Holt

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    It was more like 'Wacky Races' as our members enjoyed trying out the range of bikes available for hire at Alice Holt Forest last wee...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 28 Oct 22
  • NEW! Flourish in the Forest - Taster Day - A Date for your Calendar

    NEW! Flourish in the Forest - Taster Day - A Date for your Calendar

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Saturday 22nd October between 09:00 and 15:00 at Alice Holt Forest Join us for a Free Taster Session featuring Guided Wellbeing Walks and I...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 10 Oct 22
  • Donation received from Alton Beer Festival

    Donation received from Alton Beer Festival

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    We shared a heart-warming afternoon recently with other lovely, hard-working local volunteers at the presentation of awards from The Summer ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 27 Sep 22
  • A fitting tribute

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    https://www.facebook.com/Dementia-friendly-Alton-946494408765601/videos/pcb.5484626228285707/3241773332764495A fitting tribute to the moment...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 27 Sep 22
  • Tiaras on the Train

    Tiaras on the Train

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Tiaras on the Train event - celebrating in Royal / Jubilee style - the Queens Award for Voluntary Service that we are so proud to have on th...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 1 Sep 22
  • How you can support us......

    How you can support us......

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    People often ask how they can support our sessions, if they are unable to volunteer to help. Well, its quite simple - providing resources f...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 9 Aug 22
  • It was Pimms o'clock!

    It was Pimms o'clock!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Mint was the theme for our non-alcoholic Minty Chocolate Mocktails made on Sunday in our regular Gardening session with Mick and Josie - we ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 3 Aug 22
  • Forget-Me-Not Church Service and Tea

    Forget-Me-Not Church Service and Tea

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Amazing Forget-me-not service today at All Saints Church yesterday was attended by over 60 local residents living with dementia - a heart wa...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 3 Aug 22
  • Seed collecting

    Seed collecting

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Busy seed collecting today at Memory Lane Club - smiles all round - that's what we like to see:) Come and join us on a Wednesday down a...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 22
  • Crafty folk down in the town park

    Crafty folk down in the town park

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Crafty folk at the Town park last Sunday at one of our regular horticultural programme sessions - bundle dyeing! Great fun had by all and j...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 14 Jul 22
  • A fun filled Celebration Jubilee weekend

    A fun filled Celebration Jubilee weekend

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    A Fantastic time was had at our annual sponsored Forget-me-not walk on Sunday morning - just amazing to combine it with the Big Picnic with ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 21 Jun 22
  • We are SO Proud!

    We are SO Proud!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    So excited and proud - We have been recognised, in this very special year, with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is an awa...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 3 Jun 22
  • Do you like our special Town Park Bench?

    Do you like our special Town Park Bench?

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Hope you like the new bench in the Town Park - installed by Dementia-friendly Alton   |  

  • We do love being creative!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    We do love being creative as you can see from our smiles and the fun and useful things we make:) Why not come on down and join us one Wedne...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 27 May 22
  • Busy Gardening in the Town Park

    Busy Gardening in the Town Park

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    See how busy we've been and check out the flowers in the Sensory Garden - our gardening gang have been at it again yesterday - now the t...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 27 May 22
  • Get your walking shoes ready!

    Get your walking shoes ready!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    As part of the Queens Platimum Jubiilee celebrations in Alton, we are holding our Dementia-friendly Forget-me-not Sponsored Walk in the Alto...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 22 May 22
  • Queens Platinum Jubilee preparations

    Queens Platinum Jubilee preparations

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    We are getting ready for the Jubilee for our groups at the Community centre - don't you just love the detail in the group artwork? As y...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 20 May 22
  • Our crafts are for sale!

    Our crafts are for sale!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Guess what ! For those people who have expressed interest in buying some of the crafts our members make - we are now selling them through h...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 20 May 22
  • A walking we will go!

    A walking we will go!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Wow - what a success our first well-being walk was - the weather was perfect for our stroll around Floodies - everyone was in awe of the bea...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 15 May 22
  • Music and Rodney

    Music and Rodney

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Friday music cafe as always - more people came along this last week which was great - including our youngest new member - Rodney the Puppy -...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 May 22
  • Off to Battle

    Off to Battle

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Our members enjoyed The Battle of Alton at the weekend, as you can see from the photos. This was a great experience for all.

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 6 May 22
  • Thank you Alton Men's Shed!

    Thank you Alton Men's Shed!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Look at this lovely bunch - Geoff and the amazing members of the Alton Men's Shed worked hard recently to put up our new fruit cage - th...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 3 May 22
  • Another Birthday!

    Another Birthday!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Always time to say Happy Birthday - this time whilst setting ready for our music session this morning; as usual, 1100 at the community centr...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 22 Apr 22
  • NEW NEWSLETTER and thank you for supporting  us

    NEW NEWSLETTER and thank you for supporting us

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    In addition to posting all our news and events on website and facebook - we continue to produce our quarterly newsletter - to make sure that...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 18 Apr 22
  • Cat cushions for sale

    Cat cushions for sale

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Raising money for Dementia friendly Alton. Hand made cat cushions...can be made in any colours. All profits to this fab organision. &pou...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 18 Apr 22
  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Happy Easter to all ! We've been busy decorating our window at the Alton Community Centre recently and making our gardeners hand-scr...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 14 Apr 22
  • Getting Floral down at Alton Community Centre

    Getting Floral down at Alton Community Centre

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Busy making Spring / Flower Wreaths at Memory Lane Club this week - always good to support our members to be creative and choose their own d...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 Apr 22
  • Singing along

    Singing along

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    Enjoying the singing and friendship at our weekly Music Cafe on a Friday morning - such a pleasure to host this. No singing Friday for next...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 2 Apr 22
  • What a beautiful day at our Allotment

    What a beautiful day at our Allotment

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA

    What a beautiful day - spent an hour at the allotment getting things ready with our helper Trigger - still lots of tidying to do - but broad...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 26 Mar 22