Quality Dementia care in a fun and friendly environment…
Age Concern Southend’s Dementia Day Centre is a specialist day centre service for older people living with Dementia. Providing a stimulating and rewarding environment which supports and empowers our clients.
We plan our activities on the evidence-based group programme of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST); offering a wide range of meaningful and enjoyable activities proven to enhance and improve the lives of older people living with Dementia – whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, so they can live independently for longer.
“Judith enjoys her time at [the Dementia Day Centre] and it enables me to do things on my own. She enjoys the activities, particularly the singing and dancing.”
~ Tony, Judith’s Husband
Previously known as ‘Days at The Haven’ and based within The Haven Community Hub in Westcliff-on-Sea the setting is designed to be welcoming and friendly for our clients. The Centre caters to older people living with Dementia and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Brain Injury and Stroke Survivors.
The Dementia Day Centre is staffed by trained support workers from Age Concern Southend and supported by volunteers who provide an opportunity to engage and socialise with others – contributing to our members’ self-esteem and self-fulfilment. We access every member to ensure we cater to their likes and dislikes, skills and abilities to offer a full range of activities they will enjoy including singing for the brain, interactive story telling, games, music and dancing and gentle exercise.
“John just loves being part of it all, always happy to go and be amongst others. There’s a wonderful amount of activities he gets involved in; group activities, music, dancing, art, etc. He leaves very happy and comes home very happy, so obviously this makes me very happy!”
~ Margaret (Wife of long-standing client, John)
“Bill likes all the staff that run the group and he said you all look after him very well. He also enjoys the company of the other people. He looks forward to seeing everyone and likes the things that you do to make people feel welcome. He looks forward to going every week.
The other thing, it gives carers some time to do a few things for themselves without having to worry.”
~ Irene (Wife of client, Bill)
“[The Dementia Day Centre] is such an amazing resource in our community. Sarah and all the volunteers work so very hard to ensure our loved ones are welcomed and cared for as if they were at home. There is a great feeling of belonging to this group for my mum. The fact that she calls it her club is just great. Thank you all for taking the responsibility of looking after my mum and making her happy.”
~ Elizabeth (Christina’s daughter)