Our Turn - Dance and Dementia Group Assistant
Our Turn is a 2 year programme of creative day time activities that provide dance and wordplay sessions to support people with memory loss or dementia and their carers. Through the Dance and Dementia group starting in the Autumn we will deliver an accessible programme of creative dance activity for Our Turn working with patients living with dementia. Using specialist dance practitioners who are trained Postural Structural Instructors we aim to enhance mobility and stability and reduce the risk of falls as part of the classes. The sessions will be delivered at Milford Community Hall, Yeovil on Tuesday afternoons 1:30 - 4:30pm.
The community based dance and dementia sessions will ensure that people living with impaired cognition and dementia will have the opportunity to be engaged in 60 sessions over the course of the project, as well as carers and family members who will be encouraged to join in as peer motivators.
As a Dance and Dementia Group Assistant you will participate in the dance sessions, offering encouragement and support to other group members as well as provide social interaction and help with serving teas and coffees.
Dance and Dementia Group Assistants are part of the dance team delivering the project and your help will ensure that all participants get the one-to-one support they need to maximise the benefits of taking part.