12th April 2021

People living with dementia in Wiltshire will have more activities opening up to them as Alzheimer’s Support restarts more of its Creating Connections community groups this month.

The charity has kept a number of groups running since the end of the second lockdown in November, but has now reopened a much wider range of groups including Music for the Mind, Movement for the Mind, outdoor Muddy Boots and art groups.

With the further lifting of Covid restrictions in April, the charity has also been able to reinstate singing in its Music for the Mind groups. During lockdown, group members had instead enjoyed arts and crafts activities or gentle exercise.    

Alzheimer’s Support has carried out a thorough risk assessment and the strict guidelines set by Public Health England will continue to be followed at all groups. Some are meeting in new venues.

Sarah Marriott, Head of Community Services at Alzheimer's Support said: “We’re delighted to be able to open more of our community groups and welcome members back. We know how much everyone has missed taking part in the activities and the camaraderie of the groups, which have a real family feel to them.

"Coming back to groups can be a big step for some people and we understand that and are here to help.”

Creating Connections Activity Groups

Covid-specific Risk Assessment for Community Groups