Are you looking for dementia friendly activities for yourself or a loved one? Our handy guide highlights some of the best activities available in Salford!
Having dementia doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the activities you enjoy or taking up new ones. Sometimes you may need to make small adjustments to ensure you have the best experience, but it is important to find an activity you like, whether that is sitting in a café enjoying a cake and a coffee or taking part in a creative activity.
At Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, we run daily dementia friendly activities that bring people with dementia, or those wishing to enjoy an active retirement, together.
If you are wondering what the term ‘dementia-friendly’ means, let us explain. All of our staff are dementia awareness trained, they are understanding, supportive and will always go the extra mile to help you. Humphrey Booth Resource Centre is a purposely designed, welcoming community hub with added extras to help make life easier for those with dementia, like a clear spacious layout and directional picture signage, and all our activities focus on helping people to age well, remain active and enjoy time with others in a supportive environment.
If you have recently been diagnosed with dementia and are looking to keep active and involved, here are some dementia-friendly activities we host at our Humphrey Booth Resource Centre.
Forget Not Café
Our Forget Me Not Café, is a dementia friendly café where you can relax, meet new people, and enjoy a hearty meal. Our café has a tasty range of breakfasts, snacks and daily specials which are available, including a budget-friendly hot meal deal of the day. Open Monday to Friday, 9am till 3pm.

Kurling
Indoor Kurling is a low impact, accessible game, ideal for those who want to have a bit of competitive fun. Suitable for all ages and abilities, it is a modern take on the traditional game of kurling, just played indoors. It is a game where players slide large round stones towards a mark, using a broom style stick. Our kurling activity takes place every Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm till 2.30pm, there is no charge for this activity.
TED
If you enjoy playing tabletop games, then this group would be perfect for you! At our TED group, we play bingo, dominos and many more tabletop games. We reminisce, meet new people, and enjoy lunch together in the dementia friendly café at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre. Our TED group meets every Thursday, 10.30am till 12noon.
Music and Dancing with Dementia.
Our music and dancing with dementia morning is hosted by ‘Dancing with Dementia’, a local community group that hosts a range of dancing activities across Salford. Each week we have live artists who perform a range of songs from across the decades, and of course, dancing! It’s always a fun afternoon in a friendly environment, and we provide good company to help to increase social inclusion for people living with dementia, their family, friends, and carers.

Chair based exercises.
Chair based exercises is great if you want to be physically active but also want something low impact and less stressful on your joints.  Our chair-based exercise class with Jenny could just be what you are looking for. The class is a mixture of leg and arm movements, helping to increase mobility and core stability, all to fun, upbeat music. Our chair-based exercise class takes place every Thursday afternoon 1.30pm till 2.30pm, there is a charge of £2.00.

Karaoke.
Our Karaoke session is always a fun filled afternoon, where you can sing along to your favourite songs, either with a microphone or just by joining in the sing song. Not only is it great fun, but there are also many benefits. It stimulates the brain, it is a stress reliver, it shows feelings and emotions, and it gives you a chance to show case your talent! Karaoke takes place every Friday, 1pm till 3pm.

To find out more about the wide range of activities on offer, or to see what other help and support is available across Salford, get in touch with our Dementia and Older Persons Lead – Chris Seward on 0161 607 7101 or by email chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk

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          16-18 Worsley Road,
          Swinton, Salford
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