Dementia Action for Marlow
An unincorporated volunteer group specifically set up for those people who are living with dementia and their carers. The aim of the group is to:
provide support and facilitate social interaction by making regular contact, and arranging small ‘café gatherings’.
enable friendships between those in similar situations.
provide a voice to improve the information, pathways, help and support available.
A friendly, supportive circle has been formed of those living with dementia and their carers. When guidelines permit we meet in small groups in a hall, or at an accommodating local Garden Centre. We welcome anyone who would like to meet up with us. We are flexible and adaptable and we will try and accommodate whatever comes our way. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about DAM.
Mind For You
Mind For You offer specialist holidays for those with living with dementia. All holidays are carefully selected and staff are available to support every day from 9.00am - 9.00pm.
They also offer Zoom sessions for £10 a session and a range of free Activity packs online which can be downloaded and printed.
They run two services for older adults with dementia, provide support, fun, companionship and stimulating activities in a friendly environment. Park Club, Chesham, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30 am – 2.15 pm. Pippin Club, Prestwood, Monday 9.30 am – 2.15 pm.
Friday Lunch Club at Liston Hall
Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD
The Club provides a friendly day out for all those over 70 who are seeking company. Pay and display car park in Liston Road. Transport available. Call Cindy on 01628 472558.
Buckinghamshire's Older Person's Action Group
Website has some good information and links. Marlow Bottom has an active group and meet on the last Tuesday of every month at the Methodist Church. They also have regular special outings.
Secretary Paula Watts
Singing for the Brain
Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. This is still run virtually, online and can be accessed by computer, tablet or phone. Call 01494 670909 for details of the hour-long sessions each Monday.
Regal Cinema, Henley
2 Baroma Way, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2BZ
Monthly daytime dementia-friendly screenings. Tickets are at a reduced price, including free tea and coffee for 30 minutes beforehand, for a chance to socialise.
0871 902 5747
Walks around the area with trained volunteers, various levels and distances. More information available via www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/environment/exploring-the-countryside/simply-walk or give them a call. All new walkers welcome, whether you are fit and active, or not exercised for a while.
Supporting people living with dementia and their families to get outdoors, connect with nature and to remain active. Dementia Adventure is a charity specialising in designing and delivering supported dementia holidays, short breaks and outings.
Rivertime Boat Trust
This Trust provides a special time on the river in a specially adapted boat with facilities for less able adults and their carers, operating out of Henley-on-Thames. Wheelchair friendly.
01628 780700/0778 333888
Accessible boating Thames
Accessible Boating Thames
Based at Bisham Abbey, just outside Marlow, Accessible Boating Thames is a charity dedicated to opening up the river to those that might, for whatever reason, find it difficult to gain access to it. Their Wheelyboat, Rivertime 2, is ideally suited to provide a platform from which to see the whole range of wildlife along the banks and backwaters. Wheelchair friendly.