Older People

Caring for Those Living with Dementia

Dementia is a group of related symptomsassociated with an ongoing decline of brain function. There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types.

We provide a service for people living with Dementia which enables them to continue to be a part of the community and provides respite for their carers. We have a whole range of enjoyable activities including coffee mornings, arts and craft, school visitors, animal therapy, social activities and much more.

Our sessions run:

Monday 13:00 – 15:30
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 – 15:00

Transport can be arranged if needed.

At the sessions we organise all kinds of activities, from playing games and exercise, to singing, music, and craft. Our work also provides respite and an opportunity for an older person’s carer to have some time to themselves. Most of all we enjoy life together when we meet.

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Younger/Early Onset Dementia

This affects people who are younger than 65 and can be diagnosed as early as their 30s or 40s. People diagnosed relatively early in their lives can still be in the midst of their careers, raising families or supporting elderly relatives.

We provide a session for people living with Young/Early-Onset dementia which enables them to continue to be a part of the community. We have a whole range of enjoyable activities including attending local coffee mornings, walking, visiting museums, animal therapy, social activities and much more.

Our session runs on a Wednesday between 10am and 3pm. 

Both of these services require booking, so  please contact us.

If you’d like to talk to us about volunteering to work with some of our older people, please click the red button below.  All OPS volunteers have a DBS check, but no ‘personal care’ is involved.

Adult Respite Sitting for Carers.

With our adult respite service, we visit people in their own homes, and explore what type of support might best meet their needs.

The idea is to match volunteers to people being looked after at home.

Volunteers usually spend a couple of hours with the cared for person to allow the carer to have a break.

This can be arranged on a regular basis or just occasionally. There is no charge for this service.

Volunteering for Older People’s Services

Volunteering for the carers respite sitting service can be for just a couple of hours a month to something weekly, or more regular. It can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Usually you stay with the cared for person so that the carer isn’t worried while they are out. This provides an opportunity for the carer to have some time out and relax.