Meeting Centre is up and running

22 January 2020

The Forget-Me-Not Meeting Centre happens every Monday at Wareham Hospital from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Meeting centres bring together people living with dementia, their family members and carers, volunteers and professionals in a warm and social space. They are held in community venues where people can have fun, chat and support each other. Members can access help and support to match their individual needs. There is a flexible programme for everyone to enjoy, including a whole range of activities designed to help people adapt to the challenges that living with Dementia can bring.


What goes on in a Meeting Centre? 

All activities are designed to help people adapt to the challenges that living with Dementia can bring. 

This involves a chance to get together socially, to be creative, to get active and to share lunch. 

Everyone brings their skills and talents to the meeting centre and the programme is driven by what members want to do. 

People attend as little or as often as they need.


Adjusting to change 

Meeting Centres offer support for people as they make adjustments to their lives after a dementia diagnosis. The meeting centre framework includes support for: 

  Adjusting to cognitive impairments by improving understanding of changing symptoms and how to deal with them. 

  Emotional adjustments by working together to prepare for the uncertainty ahead. 

  Adjusting socially by nurturing good contacts with family, friends, the community and professionals that can all provide support going forward. 


Who can benefit? 

Evidence shows that people who attend the meeting centres experience greater feelings of happiness and feel more supported within their community.

Contact number - 01929 557023



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