Are you looking for dementia-friendly activities in Salford? Humphrey Booth Resource Centre is the place to be, with its age-friendly, welcoming atmosphere, fully accessible facilities, a community café, and lots of activities perfect for older people and people living with dementia. 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.

Here’s what we have on:

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.

The Aspire Choir:
Join us at the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre to enjoy a performance by the Aspire choir, singing a range of songs.
The Aspire choir is a community group. They meet every Monday, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm for rehearsals.
Date: Every Monday
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Women in white shirts singing in a choir

Shared Memories:
Shared Memories is suitable for older people and people living with dementia.
Come along and join us to reminiscence and share cherished moments from the past.
Date: The first Tuesday of every month, please ring before attending
Time: 11am till 12pm

An elderly couple sat down looking through a photo album

Music and Dancing with Dementia:
Fancy a dance and a sing a long? Come and join us every Wednesday at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre to enjoy a morning filled with dance, music, laughter, and lots of good fun! We have a fabulous mix of singers which perform different songs and genres each week.

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.
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 11am – 12pm

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. Not only is it a great game, but it is also an opportunity to meet new people in a welcoming environment.
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Tai Chi:
Relax, find your balance and inner peace with Tai Chi, gentle movements and mindfulness. Tai Chi class suitable for older people and people living with dementia.
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3pm – 3.30pm
A group of people doing tai chi

Bingo and Dominos:
If you enjoy playing table top games, then this group would be perfect for you! At our bingo and games group, we play bingo, dominos and many more table top games. We reminisce, meet new people, and enjoy lunch together in the dementia friendly café at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10.30pm – 12noon

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.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 1.45pm till 2.45pm.

Creative Writing
A creative group for older people to explore their creativity and share and write stories in a supportive environment.
Date: The first Friday of each month
Time: 10am – 12pm
A group of people writing in books with pencil, seated cross-legged

The Discovery Awards
If you are over 50 and interested in volunteering, starting a new hobby or a recreational pursuit? Being part of the Discovery Award could be for you.The group will meet regularly to share updates, good news and successes!
Date: Every Friday
Time: 10am till 12pm.

Three women laughing after finishing a run in a park

Acrylic Painting
An afternoon of acrylic painting, where you can show your artistic skills.
Date: Every Friday
Time: 1.30pm till 3pm
A pair of hands wearing vinyl gloves whilst doing acrylic painting

Enjoy as many activities throughout the week and even treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or lunch meal from our Forget Me Not Café: View our menu here

Drop by and one of our friendly Aspire 2 Age Better volunteers will greet you or Chris Sewards, our dementia lead, is also available for any questions. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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

If you would like to share our drop-in activity groups with your family, friends or the people you support, please check out our Padlet Drop In Groups at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, Swinton (

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If you would like to know more about the services that we offer, or would like to get in touch for any other reasons please use the contact details below. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Humphrey Booth Resource Centre,
          16-18 Worsley Road,
          Swinton, Salford
          M27 5WW

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