Dementia-friendly activities

Dementia- friendly activities

Braintree District, Brentwood Borough, Colchester Borough, Uttlesford District

See below some activities in Essex which offer support for people living with dementia and their carers. They allow you to continue doing something you love, or even give you the chance to try something new, in a safe and supportive environment.

Walk and Talk free walks
  • In Braintree, Witham and Halstead.
  • In Brentwood – They also take place on the last Monday of every month at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure. At Sawyers Church, Sawyers Hall Lane CM15 9BN . Walk will last approximately 1 hour- For further information call Luis – 07712547457
Chat 1st dementia friendly activity programme at Brentwood Leisure Trust 

With active bingo, tea dances, sitting yoga, boccia and community gardening, the programme promises something for everyone.

Dementia-friendly activities

Badminton, table tennis, line dancing, swimming and occasional tea dance with refreshments and cake!

Find out more on the Leisure World website

Where? at Colchester Leisure World.

Dementia-friendly cinema

Dementia-friendly screenings to help people reconnect memories, over free film, free tea, coffee, biscuits and cake


Dementia-friendly tea dances

Where? Royal British Legion Memorial Hall on Newland Street in Witham, CM8 2AZ
The Dance Network Association runs a Dancing with Dementia class, once a month to offer those living with Dementia a chance to dance with their partners, friends, family and carers.

Where? Brentwood, Nightingale Centre
When? Every first and third Tuesday of the month.

Dementia- friendly swimming

Sessions offer support for people living with dementia and their carers.

Where? Witham Leisure Centre
When? Thursdays- 1 to 2pm
View the PDF of the flyer for more details.

Where? Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, SS2 4FA
When? Wednesdays, 10am-11am- Thursdays, 1pm-2pm and Fridays, 9am-10am

Southend Dementia Friendly Swimming poster

Dementia- friendly cafe

Dementia cafe for people living with dementia, as well as their carers and partners, living in and around Dunmow.
Where? Great Dunmow
When? find out more

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