31st July 2023

Alzheimer’s Support is inviting people with dementia to enjoy the great outdoors at its new craft and gardening group at Lyneham in North Wiltshire.

The Wiltshire charity’s new Muddy Boots group will meet at REME Museum and Rooms on the first and third Mondays of the month, with the first meeting on Monday 7th August. 

The group will benefit from its unique location at REME. As well as gardening projects out of doors, members will have access to the museum for tours and take part in craft and social activities in the dedicated classroom area. There will also be a social time with refreshments at each session.

Family carers can join as full members and also enjoy the camaraderie of meeting people in a similar situation. 

The benefits of being outdoors and dementia 

Head of Community Services Kate Sharpe said: “Working outdoors has been shown to be particularly helpful to people with dementia who benefit from the sights, textures, colours and smells of nature.

“Members can work at their own pace or simply come for a cuppa and a chat. No gardening experience is necessary and our groups are very friendly and welcoming.

"And when the weather is cooler we will be inside doing crafts, or having a quiz, or exploring the museum. It is an ideal setting for a group like this where we can be flexible and shape what we do to the needs and preferences of the members. We are so grateful to REME for having us.

“We also have some wonderful opportunities for volunteers, so if you are friendly and enjoy working with people with dementia, please get in touch.”

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