Tranmere Rovers in Community have continued to support those who attend our weekly Dementia Friendly Session amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
The weekly session normally runs every Thursday in the Recreation Centre , offering a variety of games and quizzes, tea and coffee, biscuits and cake and just the chance for a good chat.
The sessions are attended by people with dementia as well as their carers, family and friends. It has become a highlight of the attendees week as they thoroughly enjoy the social interaction.
Since the session has not been able to go ahead due to the UK lockdown, Tranmere Rovers in the Community (TRIC) staff have ensured they have kept in regular contact with the group members to provide activities and a friendly voice.
Angela, who attends with her dad Eric said this when talking about the support from the community team;
"The Team from Tranmere have been amazing during this very difficult time for everyone, especially those living with dementia.
They have been in contact on a regular basis by phone, email and even calling at our homes making sure we have what we need and offer their support.
They are an amazing team and selflessly offer support for everyone who attends the Dementia group every Thursday.
So a big thank you to Shirley & Steve who organise the group & also the rest of the lovely team."
The group have become such good friends from attending the Tranmere Rovers group that since the lockdown they have set up a group chat called 'Forget-me-nots' where they keep in contact with one another everyday.
Doreen who attends with her husband Richard, said
"We have been texting every day keeping our spirits up. We have been sending video clips mostly funny but sometimes of caring nature.
I'm sure all the carers would agree it has kept us going. And bonded us even more"
Tranmere Rovers in Community, Community Officer, Shirley Waring who heads the Dementia Friendly session has said;
"It’s important to us to stay connected with the group and to let them know we are here for them. Whether that be by having a chat, sending them quiz packs to keep them occupied or by helping them with shopping.
The group mean a lot to us here at Tranmere Rovers in the Community, so for as long as this goes on we will continue to provide them with support wherever we can
I would also like to thank the group who organised a gift and card for my birthday which happened during the lockdown”
Everyone at Tranmere Rovers looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the Recreation Centre when it is safe to do so but stay safe, stay well and we will see you all soon.
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