The Tuesday Club is a weekly day care group for 11 people suffering with dementia.
The mission of the Tuesday Club is to offer a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment to individuals, with a variety of activities developed around each person’s needs and with one-to-one support to enhance these weekly experiences.
The Aims of the Tuesday Club are as follows:
To provide physical and mental stimulation for its members through a series of suitable activities.
To provide respite time for carers.
To be a listening service for main carers.
To offer a time for sharing, reflecting and feeling valued, as well as ‘time away’ from which both the individuals and their carers may benefit.
The Tuesday Club was originally set up in 1992 by Sandra Farrington, an elder of St. Andrew’s Parish Church. During these early years, it received many community awards, in particular the McLaren Trophy for outstanding service to the community. The Club registered with Care Commission in September 2007 and is seen by members, carers and social workers as a valuable resource to the town. See latest Inspection Report.
The operations of the Tuesday Club are directed by a voluntary Management Committee, responsible to the Kirk Session via the Social Outreach Committee. The day-to-day running of the Club is the responsibility of the Co-ordinator, Lynn Holleran, who has the support and supervision of a Line Manager and is assisted by a willing and loyal group of volunteers.
A Typical Tuesday
It meets in the church hall between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Each member is collected from home by a volunteer driver and escort, and returned home in the afternoon.
9:00am... Co-ordinator and volunteers arrive at church.
10:00am... Members arrive. Tea, coffee, toast and a selection of fruit. Socialising and
catching up with weekly local and national events and news. Or a trip to a local garden centre for refreshments and a scone before coming to the club if it is a nice morning.
11:00am... Activities. These may include dominoes, card-making, reminiscing, scrabble, baking and flower arranging.
12:30pm... Lunch. A hot two-course lunch is offered.
1:00 pm... Afternoon activities. Often these are whole-group activities such as singing, dancing, quizzes, bingo, bowls, pool or a minibus excursion.
1:30pm... Afternoon tea.
2:00pm... Depart for home.
Co-ordinator: Lynn Holleran
Mobile Number: 07754 818838
Church Office: (01506) 825803
Email Address: email@example.com
Group Meeting Details
- Church Hall and Lounge