Signposting dementia support services is crucial if we are to help people live well with dementia. The Lincolnshire Alzheimer’s Society produces a quarterly newsletter titled “In the Spotlight” that features services available across the county.
We’ve been featured as a new service in the July edition – here’s the article.
Lincolnshire Dementia Family
July 2016, Volume 3
In the Spotlight!
Introducing… Golf In Society
Dementia Golf Proving A Hit At Lincoln Golf Centre
A new support service aimed at improving the health & wellbeing of families living with dementia is proving to be a real success in Lincoln. Golf In Society has teamed up with Lincoln Golf Centre -Thorpe On The Hill to run enjoyable, relaxing and stimulating golf sessions every Thursday. The unique sessions combine, physical, mental and social stimulation and are delivered in the beautiful natural surroundings. As well as providing excellent dementia therapy, the sessions have offered a much-needed respite break for carers.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the positive impact the golf sessions have had on people’s lives” says Founder of Golf In Society, Anthony Blackburn
Quote from Annie – Wife & carer
“The best way of describing it is that it makes him buoyant, he lights up when he comes here, it brings him alive again.”
Quote from Fiona – Wife & carer
“It allows me to be at work – I am not worried about him being here – I’m very reluctant to let him go to a lot of places but I am confident when he is here – I don’t worry.”
The sessions run every Thursday from 10am until 1pm at Lincoln Golf Centre, Thorpe On The Hill. Contact : Anthony Blackburn on 07491694938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information on the website: http://www.golfinsociety.com