New club is launched to help those with dementia

Mayor Norma Redfearn visits the  new club offering free activities, indoor sports and games for people living with dementia and their carers at Earsdon Grange Care Home.
 Picture by Jane Coltman
Mayor Norma Redfearn visits the new club offering free activities, indoor sports and games for people living with dementia and their carers at Earsdon Grange Care Home. Picture by Jane Coltman

A new club supporting people living with dementia has been launched in Whitley Bay after funding for another venture ran out.

Earsdon Grange care home, in Wellfield, has started the new club which features free activities, indoor sports and games for those with the condition and their carers.

Held fortnightly, the games club is being managed by activities co-ordinators Krissy Grant and Lynsey Ralph at the residential care home, which also provides care for people living with dementia.

The idea to start the club came when funding for a similar North Tyneside-based Alzheimer’s Society games club ran out, which several of the residents of Earsdon Grange attended.

Staff at the home wanted to ensure that residents and local people living with dementia at home could still continue to access a service which promotes socialisation and exercising through the enjoyable medium of games and sports.

Club sessions will be free to attend and will take place in the care home on Thorntree Drive.

Mayor Norma Redfearn was the home’s special guest to help launch the club last Wednesday, joining residents in taking part in some of the activities on offer.

People interested in attending the club can come along for further information or to participate in the games and activities on offer.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, or to get involved, ring (0191) 283 3963 or email earsdongrange@cwch.com