Well remembered

Alexander Sacker from Home Instead Enfield invites residents aged over 60 to get involved in its relaunched memory club

Ania from Home Instead Enfield (left) with memory club visitor Cherry (right)
Ania from Home Instead Enfield (left) with memory club visitor Cherry (right)

Because of the pandemic, too many people have been stuck in their home for too long.

Keeping active both socially and physically in such circumstances has been a challenge. While getting out and about after so long at home can be daunting, the demand for regular activities that are suitable for an older generation is great, so to have many clubs and activities return and relaunch in recent months has been welcomed.

Home Instead Enfield, a local home care network, had been successfully running a ‘memory club’ at Enfield Town Library before the pandemic and made sure to keep in touch with many of its regulars throughout difficult times. We were really happy therefore to be able to resume the club at the beginning of October, now occupying bigger premises at St Paul’s Centre in Church Street every other Wednesday.

Ania and Adrian are once again leading with activities; Ania with chair exercises to begin to get everyone going, while Adrian has had plenty of time during lockdown to work on new quiz material! Adrian’s 45-minute session includes simple word games to work on the memory, as well as a pub quiz at the end where participants form teams and compete against each other.

There is plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep everyone going, followed by a light lunch with time to have a chat and enjoy each other’s company. On occasions we have live musical contributions in the form of a band or a choir, where we like to sing along to old songs that are well remembered.

Everyone is welcome – we hope to see you soon!

For more information:
Call 020 3641 8851
Visit homeinstead.co.uk/enfield