At the Club, we have quizzes, designed to encourage memories and reminiscence projects where the Activities Co-ordinator will use photographs, sometimes of local places, or old film stars and singers. A photograph of a local seaside town can encourage happy memories of childhood days out and holidays. The members are stimulated into chatting and interacting with one another.
We play music from the 1940's/50's and 60's when our members were young men and women. It's surprising how many of them can remember the words of the songs and these projects are often full of laughter as memories are shared.
Music creates a "feel good" factor, not only for the person with a dementia, but also for their carer who just needs that few hours a week to relax with others who understand their fears and concerns. The Jubilee Club offers a safe, friendly space for carers to meet and have a chat in the knowledge that their loved one is being kept stimulated by our team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Since we bought our projector and have expanded into two Areas of the Lifestyle Centre - which includes the stage and screen - we've had some fun with karaoke where some of the members are willing to take over the microphone to sing well-known songs with everyone joining in.
The karaoke days are great fun