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We are delighted to tell you that Tonic Health have been offered a grant of £108,713 over the next 3 years for Focus Dementia Support from the National Lottery Community Fund.  Huge thanks to all National Lottery Players for their support as, thanks to them, more than £500 million is given out to charities, community & voluntary groups each year.

The aims of the Focus Dementia Support service at Tonic Health are as follows:
  • provide a range of mentally and physically stimulating activities to those with early onset or recently diagnosed dementia
  • increase the level of provision and the attendance levels of all the dementia support programs under the umbrella of Tonic Health service
  • provide a support network to the carers so they have an organisation they can turn to and trust
  • promote across South Holland the support Tonic Health can offer to cared for and carer and also to local business and services
  • Form tighter links with local organisations to continuously develop and learn from best practice 
This is a real feather in the cap for the dementia team who have worked tirelessly at promoting our dementia services over the past three years. It means we can really concentrate on making our services the best they can be, without the worry of where the next bit of funding will come from. 
 
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk
 

Focus Club 

for people with early onset/newly diagnosed with dementia 

The group is led by Joy Hallam who has experience of working with people with dementia. A range of activities are provided throughout the day to keep the group physically and mentally stimulated. Lunch and regular refreshments are also provided to keep them in tip-top shape. 

The FOCUS Club 1 meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, running from 10am to 4pm, FOCUS 2 Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, again from 10am to 4pm.   

We are pleased to announce that  from May, FOCUS 3  is up and running and will meet the first and third Thursday of every month.

Whilst partially funded by the National Lottery, there is a £20 contribution for each meeting.

For more information, and to apply for a place, please contact us on dementiasupport@tonic-health.co.uk 

More information, and for latest updates, visit the FOCUS facebook page. 

 Crowland Dementia Cafe

A great start to our new journey spreading the dementia word to the people of Crowland with our information session held on 31st January with over 50 people attending. 

The meeting started with Paula Sargeant, a Pastoral Outreach Worker from Boston delivering a 'Dementia Friends Session'. 

This was followed by David Ringham from Crowland Cares, Dr Abhijit Banerjee, Dementia Lead G.P from Abbeygate Surgery & Michael Morris, Chair of Trustees of Tonic Health, speaking about how the three organisations are coming together to deliver the collaborative dementia support project for the people of Crowland.  This showcases how the third sector and a GP practice can work together for the benefit of the local community. 

 

                                    

Over 50 people also attended the very first dementia cafe held on 7th March, what a fantastic start and great to see so many faces.  The dementia cafe will meet every Thursday 10-12 at Crowland Pavilion, The Snowden Field, Thorney Road, Crowland, PE6 0AL.  There is no need to book, it is a drop in session for those with dementia and their carers.  
 

Movement 4Memory Dementia Cafe

Every Wednesday at Tonic Health 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Exercise (yoga, Tai Chi, gentle movement exercise - sessions on rotation each week) - The Hall

Refreshments, activities and talks - The Willows

 Suggested £5 donation per person to include movement session, individual and group activities, therapies for the carers and refreshments.

 

Come and look at our new artwork, made by the members of the Movement 4Memory Group, in association with Doodles!

The tail of the peacock has been made by each member putting their handprint onto a tile. Once completed, these were glazed and have been put up on the wall in the Willows as a permanent display. Here are some photos: