December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Thursday, 30th November 2023 @ 15:00

Duration: 1 month


Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Chris P

Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells Dementia friendly Communities.
 
Hello everybody,
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I was very shocked to receive an email from the Showfields centre to tell me that, with only 6 week notice, we would not be able to continue the memory cafe there after our December meeting. As a matter of great urgency, I set about trying to arrange a new venue for January onwards. Thankfully, within days, I had a further notification to say that the centre would continue thanks to Emmanuel Anglican Church who had taken on the responsibility. Sadly, for now anyway, the little cafe will close and the centre manager and cafe staff will all be made redundant. They hope to be able to resurrect the cafe in the future with volunteer labour. For those of you who attend the memory cafe there, we look forward to maintaining this for the future.
 

We have no visitors this month, so a chance to chat together, de-stress (if you can) and enjoy a pre- Christmas breather over a cuppa.
Our visitor in November, Dr Neil Bindermann, who spoke about the effects of diet on Neuro conditions was very interesting and I'm happy to share the websites he spoke about.
Person Centred Neuro Sciences Society
https://p-cns.org.uk/about-us
Keto Bakery
https://ketobakery.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3daSfV67bKTgZnedRd_1DfVZXhTkvOlevrL9UAfplQagP5rfIYhz1Q7Fo
Matthews Friends
https://www.matthewsfriends.org
WHATS ON IN DECEMBER




Please note that due to the restaurant at the bowls club being used for Christmas lunches, there will be no cafe on December 14th.
We will return on December 28th. 
 
  2023 Dec Tonbridge & Malling Borough Tunbridge Wells Borough
1st Fri 1 9.30am Accessible bowling at Angel Indoor Bowls Club
2pm Multi sport at Angel Centre
2pm Carers group Angel Bowls Club
 
1st Mon 4 10am C.O.G.S at Town Lock Tonbridge 
10.30am Over 65 Peer Support group, Spadework, Spade work, Offham Road, West Malling
2.30pm Time to Talk Café at Spadework, Spade work, Offham Road, West Malling 
10am Paddock Wood Ramblers wellbeing walk 
 
1st Tues 5 11.30am at Capel Morris Hall, RBL Aylesford Stretch & Move
2pm Café at Town Lock, Tonbridge
10.30 Tuesday Group at Paddock Wood Day Centre.
11am COGS at Age UK Wood St, Tun Wells
1st Wed 6 11.30am Quiet Swim time Tonbridge Pool term time only
2pm   Moving & Music at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
3.30   Senior Choir at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
9.30am Crossroads COGS club Christ Church, Prospect Rd Southborough
10am Moving & Music at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
1pm Senior Choir at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
1st Thurs 7 10am Walking Netball at Angel Centre Tonbridge Pool
10.30 Musical memories at Tonbridge Methodist Church
10.30am Curiosity Project. The Amelia, Tunbridge Wells.
 
2nd Fri 8 9.30am Accessible bowling at Angel Indoor Bowls Club
1.30pm Carers group Curran Hall, East 
Peckham
10.30am Tuesday Group Paddock Wood Day Centre Commercial Road
1.30 Memory Cafe Paddock wood day Centre.
2nd Mon 11 10am C.O.G.S at Town Lock Tonbridge 
2pm Memory Café at Christ Church Snodland 
 
2nd Tues 12 11.30am at Capel Morris Hall, RBL Aylesford Stretch & Move
2pm Café at Town Lock, Tonbridge
10.30 Tuesday Group at Paddock Wood Day Centre
11am COGS at Age UK Wood St, Tun Wells
2nd Wed 13 11am Forget me not Café at St John’s Church, Hildenborough
11.30am Quiet Swim time Tonbridge Pool term time only
2pm   Moving & Music at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
2pm Memory Café at Town lock
2.30pm carers Support Group, Spadework West Malling
3.30   Senior Choir at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
9.30am Crossroads COGS club Christ Church, Prospect Rd Southborough
10am Moving & Music at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
1pm Senior Choir at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
 
2nd Thurs 14 2pm Memory Café at East Malling Centre, Chapmans Way, East Malling.
10am Walking Netball at Angel Centre Tonbridge
3.30pm Healing Voices Singing group, Ditton Community Centre, Aylesford
PLEASE NOTE NO BOWLS CAFÉ TODAY
10.15am Cinema Club, Chamberlain Court, 
Mt. Ephraim, T. Wells 
 
3rd Fri 15 9.30am Accessible bowling at Angel Indoor Bowls Club
2pm Multi sport at Angel Centre
1pm Carers Count Café, East Malling Village Hall
10.30am Tuesday Group Paddock Wood Day Centre Commercial Road
1.30 Memory Cafe Paddock wood day Centre.
1.30 Memory Café at Pembury Baptist Church
3rd Mon 18 10am C.O.G.S at Town Lock Tonbridge 
10.30am Young Onset Peer Support Group, Spadework West Malling
3pm Singing group, Spadework West Malling
 
3rd Tues 19 11.30am at Capel Morris Hall, RBL Aylesford Stretch & Move
2pm Café at Town Lock, Tonbridge 
10.15am Young Onset cinema at Chamberlain Court, Mt Ephraim Tun Wells
10.30 Tuesday Group at Paddock Wood 
11am COGS at Age UK Wood St, Tun Wells
2pm Memories Café at Showfields Hall, 
Rowan Tree Rd Tunbridge Wells 
3rd Wed 20 11.30am Quiet Swim time Tonbridge Pool term time only
2pm Moving & Music at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
2.30pm Time to Talk Café at Spadework, Spade work, Offham Road, West Malling
3.30   Senior Choir at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
9.30am Crossroads COGS club Christ Church, Prospect Rd Southborough
10am Moving & Music at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
1pm Senior Choir at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
2pm Café at Home Instead, Mousehall Lane, Tunbridge Wells 🌈
3rd Thurs 21 10am Walking Netball at Angel Centre Tonbridge
10.30 Musical memories at Tonbridge Methodist Church
10.45am Memory Cafe, Chamberlain Court, 
Mt. Ephraim, T. Wells 
 
4th Fri 22 9.30am Accessible bowling at Angel Indoor Bowls Club
1.30pm Carers group Curran Hall East Peckham
COGS club West Malling Contact crossroads for places
10.30am Tuesday Group Paddock Wood Day Centre Commercial Road
1.30 Memory Cafe Paddock wood day Centre.
4th Mon 25 CHRISTMAS DAY  
4th Tues 26 BOXING DAY  
4th Wed 27 2pm   Moving & Music at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
3.30   Senior Choir at Oast Theatre Tonbridge
9.30am Crossroads COGS club Christ Church, Prospect Rd Southborough
10am Moving & Music at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
1pm Senior Choir at Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road
10am Dementia peer Support Age UK, Wood St Tun Wells
4th Thurs 28 10am Walking Netball at Angel Centre Tonbridge
2.30 Bowls Café at Angel Indoor Bowls Club, Ave DU Puy, Tonbridge
3.30pm Healing Voices Singing group, Ditton Community Centre, Aylesford
 
 


Great to see schools so engaged with dementia action. Here's to a dementia aware generation.

For those who will miss the cafe at Tonbridge Bowls club on the 14th, maybe go along to Aylesford on the 13th

 
 
SAVE THE DATE

OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT 

 
 
Dementia Friendly Businesses. 
If you are a business owner or manager and would like to sign up to the dementia friendly accreditation scheme please apply on line to Kent Dementia Action Alliance.
https://www.kentdaa.org/contact-8

Please encourage the businesses you deal with to consider this, the application is very simple.
 
East Peckham
Headlocks Hairdresser - Brookside Garden Centre - Village Butcher & Store
Hildenborough
St John's Church - Hildenborough Farmers Market
Tonbridge
Abbey Funeral Services, - AgeUK, TownLock - Angel Indoor Bowls Centre, - Castle Cars,
Inspirations hair Salon, - Nancy's tearoom, - TM Active - Warners Solicitors. 
Tunbridge Wells
Home Instead Senior Care - Thomson Snell and Passmore - Cooper Burnett -
 Lewis & Co, Accountants in Southborugh
My warmest greetings to you all for a very happy and peaceful Christmas. See you all in 2024
Chris Parker