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Further information

2. Dementia friendly days out

Scheduled activities 

Every Monday -

St Herberts Court – Carer’s Drop in – 9:30-11:30am

  • St Herberts Court Wellington St Chadderton OL9 0JD

Every Other Monday -

Aster House – Musical Memories 1.30-3.30pm 

  • Trinity House – Memory Quizzes 1.30-3.30pm

Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Morning with Friends And Gentle Arm Chair Exercise Class – 10am-12noon

  • Crossley Centre 323 Denton Lane Chadderton OL9 9GA

Tuesday Afternoon

Walk & Talk in the park At Chadderton Hall Park – 1.30-3pm

  • Chadderton Hall Park OL9 0QB

Every Other Wednesday

Hopwood Court – Let’s Get Quizzical – 1.30-3.30pm

  • Hopwood Court Shaw OL2 7LR

Friday Mornings

Hope Methodist Church  – Friends of Hope Quizzes – 10am – 12noon

  • Hope Methodist Church Failsworth M35 9AN

Friday Afternoon – Feel Good Friday – 1.30-3.30pm 

  • Crossley Centre 323 Denton Lane Chadderton OL9 9GA 

Contact

If you would like any further information regarding any of these groups, please contact 

Art Galleries

Art galleries and museums are a fantastic venue to include in your dementia friendly day out. Museum objects, displays and exhibitions can be a great source for reminiscence and art and arts activitiescan often lift the lowest mood.

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham is situated in the heart of Oldham town centre and offers older people a host of activities that are fun, enjoyable and stimulating. There are themed reminiscence boxes for hire, a dementia friendly trail and curator talks and handling sessions. 

All of the staff are trained Dementia Friends and a warm welcome is guaranteed. 

There’s a shop and a fantastic café serving wholesome, locally produced food and the most delicious cakes in town.

Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery

The museum tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth’s landscape and character. The Museum is also member of Oldham Dementia Action Alliance. 

Garden centres

Nature can be therapeutic for anyone as well as those living with dementiaor memory problems. 

Many people of all ages enjoy gardening and so a visit to one of Oldham’s Local gardens centres may be on your agenda as a dementia friendly day out. Many of the garden centres have cafes within their premises making them a great place to browse around and meet for lunches.

Daisy Nook GardenCentre

Newbank Garden Centres-Dobcross

Newbank Garden Centres –Royton

Leisure centres

Health and wellbeing is essential for people living with Dementia and physical activities can give a person a great sense of social inclusion whilst at the same time being a great source therapy 
Oldham Community Leisure arecurrently members of Oldham’s Dementia Action Alliance and the hosts of various leisure centres throughout Oldham. 

Oldham Community Leisure

  • 0161 207 7000
  • www.oclactive.co.uk

Libraries 

Libraries can be a fantastic place to visit for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Quite often libraries are a wealth of information from past histories and local heritage this can be fantastic for reminiscence. 

Parks countryside and canals

Oldham hosts some fantastic parks, countryside and canals that would suit the whole family that may well help ensure a person living with dementia can still have a fun time out with their children and grand children, enabling them to keep an intergenerational link with their family and community. 

Theatres

Music can be fantastic for people living with Dementia it has both therapeutic properties and can help with social inclusion. Often people who may well find it a problem with speech and communication can still sing along and remember the words to a song.

Oldham Music Centre

Oldham music centre is the host to Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the brain group which is held every Wednesday during school term times from 1.30pm-3pm

  • Lyceum Building, Unionstreet, Oldham OL1 1QG  
  • Tel : 0161 770 5660

Transport

Ring and Ride

Door to door service for those of all ages who find difficulty using public transport. Registration is required and advance booking.

  • Bookings 0845 688 3989 (8am-4pm)
  • General enquiries 0845 688 4933 or 0161 200 6011 (8am-10.30pm)

Dial-a-ride

Community transport for those experiencing difficulty using public transport due to limited mobility. Open to all Oldham residents.
Wheelchair accessible. Bookings must be made in advance and fees are applicable.

  • Contact 0161 633 0097 (9am-4:30pm)

All of the above groups and sessions are facilitated by Making Space Oldham Dementia Services.