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New Cambuslang dementia lunch club a great success


First lunch club for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers launched

LEAP’s new lunch club for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers has proved a hit, so much so the club is full already and has a waiting list of people wanting to join.


The first lunch took place on 6 March at Clydeford View in Cambuslang with a full house of 20 people taking part.


Helen Jilks, the club co-ordinator, said: “This has been a great start for the club.


“We were over-subscribed before we held the first lunch, showing how much this sort of service is needed in Cambuslang.


“Everyone who turned up on the day thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with separate activities for people with dementia and their carers after lunch.


“While the main group enjoyed some games and music, the carers chatted to Kevin Key, our handyperson co-ordinator about some of the things he could do to help their loved ones stay safer in their homes.”


Caroline Fraser and her husband Fred were among the first to sign up for the club. Caroline said: “This is great idea for both of us. Fred gets involved with the activities while I get some time to catch my breath and hear about things that might help us.


“It was a roaring success.”


LEAP is now looking for new funding and premises to be able to extend the club, as Helen explained: “We have funding for this pilot to cover 20 people, which is all we can really take at Clydeford View.


“If we can secure extra funding we can look to extend the club and activities in larger premises.”


To find out more about the club, call Helen on 0141 641 5169.

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