Irish Community Services - Dementia Support
Living with, and caring for those affected by, dementia can be challenging and frustrating. At Irish Community Services, we recognise the importance and value of providing culturally sensitive support, which can help to re-awaken memories and provide a calming sense of reconnection with a shared Irish background.
Happy Days Reminiscence
A facilitated support group for cared for people who have some form of dementia, memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for the carers who are looking after them. An opportunity to remember the past through shared memories, to create life story books and reminiscence boxes, and simply provide a safe and welcoming place for all.
Your Life Through Songs
A social group for people with dementia, memory loss or cognitive impairment and their carers, providing an opportunity to sing, remember and enjoy songs from home. In our experience, music and song have a positive impact on dementia, by lessening anxiety and stimulating emotions which in turn awaken past memories. No singing experience required.
When and Where
- Happy Days Reminiscence groups meet on the 4th Thursday of the month from 12:30am to 2.00pm at St Michael’s Community Centre, Wrotham Road, Welling DA16 1LS.
- We also meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11am to 12.30pm in Kingswood Hall, Kingswood Place, SE13 5BU.
- Your Life Through Songs is incorporated in the Happy Days Group at Kingswood Hall which is held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.