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  • 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
  • Busy morning at our Allotment

    Busy morning at our Allotment

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

    Geoff (cat in the hat ) from Dementia-friendly Alton was busy at the allotment on Sunday morning with Bob, David, ( Ray and John - not in ph...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 24 Mar 22
  • Happy St Patricks Day from us

    Happy St Patricks Day from us

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

    Happy St Patricks Day from us - to be sure !

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 17 Mar 22
  • Time to sow our sweet peas

    Time to sow our sweet peas

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

    Keeping busy as usual - thanks to the weather we could sow our sweet peas this week. Why not come and join us on one of our gardening sess...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 Mar 22
  • Any excuse to have a special cake!

    Any excuse to have a special cake!

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

    Any excuse to have a special cake!!! We love to celebrate the birthdays and anniversaries of all our members each week - never too old to s...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 21 Feb 22
  • Beautiful music enjoyed by all

    Beautiful music enjoyed by all

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

    Such concentration as our members enjoy the beautiful music of Debbie Mellors recently - what a wonderful afternoon.

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 17 Feb 22
  • Such fun at our Panto

    Such fun at our Panto

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

    Well that was a really laugh, we had such fun ....... Oh yes we did!! At our Wednesday Meeting this week we really showcased what we do as ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 11 Feb 22
  • Memory Lane Sing-a-long on Fridays

    Memory Lane Sing-a-long on Fridays

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

    Memory Lane Sing-a-long is growing !! We will now have music every Friday morning at the Community Centre from 1100-1215 - at our Memory Lan...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 10 Feb 22
  • Sunday companionship

    Sunday companionship

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

    Just look at the happy smiles at our regular Sunday meets in Alton Town Park....... This happy photo says it all !

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 Feb 22
  • Scottish theme of the day

    Scottish theme of the day

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

    Photo gallery from our Scottish Day this week. Do get in touch if you'd like to join us at future events.

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 27 Jan 22
  • Can you help us improve by completing this Survey?

    Can you help us improve by completing this Survey?

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

    We always try and do our best, but if you have any input and would like to help us and those you care about do please take part in this Deme...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 19 Jan 22
  • Another Creative Day

    Another Creative Day

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

    Another creative day at Dementia-friendly Alton yesterday - with the crisp and frosty weather we were inspired to recycle bottles thrown out...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 13 Jan 22
  • Getting together come rain or shine

    Getting together come rain or shine

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

    Despite the weather we have still been getting out and about with our members already this year. It felt good to be enjoying the sunshine w...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 11 Jan 22
  • Santa visits our Christmas Party at the Legion

    Santa visits our Christmas Party at the Legion

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

    The first of our Christmas celebrations this year - Festive Activities at the British Legion - Santa popped in of course, while the members ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 10 Dec 21
  • And the winner is.........

    And the winner is.........

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

    And the winner is ......... Congratulations to the winners of our yuletide raffle prizes. First prize went to Liam one of our newest volunt...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 21
  • Follow your heart

    Follow your heart

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

    Getting 'arty' as we 'scrapbook' at the Allen Gallery this afternoon - came across this lovely verse we thought you might li...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 21
  • Come on down!

    Come on down!

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

    Do join us tomorrow, Saturday 4th December 2021, between 10-2 in Alton Market Square for the Yuletide festival - pick up our latest newslett...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 3 Dec 21
  • An Arty Sunday, also joining Timeless Reflections for Tea at Vokes Club

    An Arty Sunday, also joining Timeless Reflections for Tea at Vokes Club

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

    Another lovely Sunday afternoon on this crisp autumn day - first the regular Sunday afternoon group met at Allen Gallery and got 'arty&#...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 2 Dec 21
  • Tree decorating time

    Tree decorating time

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

    Our members were busy yesterday decorating the tree with their hand- made decorations and making their own wrapping paper with block paintin...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 2 Dec 21
  • Where did you get that hat?!

    Where did you get that hat?!

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

    So excited to be making Christmas decorations for our tree at the Memory Cafe this week, as well as trying on hats as we practiced one of ou...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 25 Nov 21
  • Time to disco

    Time to disco

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

    https://fb.watch/9vbMWhNKry/ Well it was disco time at the tea dance one day this week - with the ladies dancing round handbags whilst the ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 25 Nov 21
  • The Lazy Wind

    The Lazy Wind

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

    How lucky we are that Toby and the amazing team at the Allen Gallery are allowing us to relocate our Sunday afternoon catch-ups to the Galle...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 22 Nov 21
  • Bulb Lasagne anybody?!

    Bulb Lasagne anybody?!

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

    Another busy Wednesday at Alton Community Centre with Dementia-friendly Alton and friends - so this week we made Bulb Lasagnes for our membe...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 18 Nov 21
  • Volunteering with Dementia-friendly Alton

    Volunteering with Dementia-friendly Alton

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

    'Volunteering with Dementia-friendly Alton' If you enjoy spending time with others whilst engaging in fun activities such as crafts...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 14 Nov 21
  • Remembrance Day - never forgotten

    Remembrance Day - never forgotten

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

    Remembrance Day was aptly spent at The Alton British Legion Club for our monthly Legion Legends session today. Dan from the British Legion ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 11 Nov 21
  • Helping with the litter picking this week end

    Helping with the litter picking this week end

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

    Happy to do our bit with the litter picking this weekend - great to join in with the Towns' efforts to look after our beautiful environm...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 1 Nov 21
  • Another fantastic tea dance at the British Legion

    Another fantastic tea dance at the British Legion

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

    Another fantastic tea dance at the British Legion. Thanks as always to Geoff and Michelle from Dementia-friendly Alton   |  

  • Halloween preparations and fun for all

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

    We had a bewitching time down at Memory Lane Cafe this morning, including pumpkin carving and of course traditional apple bobbing. Being awa...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 27 Oct 21
  • September was all go!

    September was all go!

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

    So much has been going on we've only just drawn breath to share what we've been up to. We started the month by hosting our sponso...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 Oct 21
  • A busy day at the Memory Cafe

    A busy day at the Memory Cafe

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

    What an amazing day we had at Memory Cafe yesterday - we started making clay poppies (we'll be painting these next week) and some of us ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 7 Oct 21
  • Join the Meeting Point at Dementia-friendly Aldershot

    Join the Meeting Point at Dementia-friendly Aldershot

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

    Why not venture out on Mondays to join in the activities and choir at the Traction Athletic Club in Aldershot delivered by The Happy Healing...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 20 Sep 21
  • What a busy few days

    What a busy few days

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA / Associate for Happy Healing Hut

    Dementia-friendly Alton had a few 'full on' days of activities and support for people with dementia and their carers last week - as ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 6 Aug 21
  • Invitation to join new online East Hants Carers Community

    Invitation to join new online East Hants Carers Community

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Co-ordinator of DFA / Associate for Happy Healing Hut

    We are pleased to spread the word about the new East Hants Carers forum that is now live. Please encourage any carers you know to sign up. ...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 18 Jun 21
  • Grant Awarded for £1980 for 2021

    Grant Awarded for £1980 for 2021

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Interim Chair

    A generous grant awarded from the People's Postcode Lottery will ensure that funds are available to help run memory cafes throughout 202...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 15 Jan 21
  • National Lottery Grant received for Love to Move Training

    National Lottery Grant received for Love to Move Training

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Interim Chair

    We gratefully received a £1200 grant from the National Lottery to help with our training for the new Love to Move Programme we will be...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 15 Jan 21
  • Big Thanks to the team at Alton Specsavers

    Big Thanks to the team at Alton Specsavers

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Interim Chair

    Its not too late to call into Specsavers thsi week and take part in their 10th Birthday Raffle. Ticket sales end on 4th Dec with half of the...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 30 Nov 20
  • Grant Awarded for £2,000.00 for 2019

    Grant Awarded for £2,000.00 for 2019

    Alton, Hampshire
    Article by: Karen Murrell - Interim Chair

    A generous grant awarded from the People's Postcode Lottery will ensure that funds are available for delivery of all cafes and social gr...

    Dementia-friendly Alton   |  
    Posted: 4 Mar 19