Lights Up

Guideposts dementia friendly clubs, are sociable groups filled with creative, stimulating activities, shared with laughter and fun.  Everyone welcome.

Activities include:

  • Painting and seasonal craft making
  • Music, singing, drama & dance
  • Reminiscence
  • Reading and poetry
  • Social outings (e.g. theatre, cinema)

Lights Up also offers specialist dementia information, advice, and guidance and signposting. Sessions are led by dementia specialists and dementia trained local artists and supported by local volunteers.

All sessions conclude with a nice chat, refreshments & cake!

How can Lights Up help?

People who come to Lights Up tell us that it helps them in many ways:

  • Greater well-being
  • Feel more included in local community
  • Making new friends
  • Regained confidence & self-esteem
  • Shared enjoyment with carers, family & friends
  • New skills and experiences
  • Opportunity for self-expression
  • Peer support

“We love coming to Lights up, meeting everyone. We have a chat, share our stories. We really enjoy all the activities, and the outings. It keeps us active and gives us something to talk about and look forward to. We would be at home otherwise, feeling stressed, alone and isolated.”

When and where do they take place?

Carterton – First & third Thursday of each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Carterton Town Hall, Carterton, OX18 3JL

Chipping Norton – Second & fourth Tuesday of each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Penhurst Gardens, New St, Chipping Norton OX7 5ED

Witney – Second & fourth Monday of each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm,
Methodist Church, 40 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HG

Would you like to volunteer?

We couldn’t run our Lights Up project without the help of our fantastic volunteers. Volunteers can help in many different ways: driving people and their carers to the project, actively support with the various activities and outings, offering emotional support, making tea and coffee…and much more.

To volunteer you need to be 18+ (some volunteer opportunities also available for 16+). No prior training or experience required as training and support provided.

How do I find out more?

Contact Guideposts Oxfordshire services office on 01993 893 560 or email us : oxfordshire@guideposts.org.uk

 

www.westoxon.gov.uk

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