We are happy to learn that Glenys Vallis, who runs the Fundangles Bingo and Singing groups at Seymour Pavilion (as well as other groups in the surrounding areas) for those who suffer from dementia and their carers, has had all of her groups added to the Alzheimer’s Dementia Directory. It is a fabulous achievement to be recognised officially as offering support and activities for those living with dementia and their carers (as up until this date, there was no information for dementia support groups/dementia friendly activity events for Brentwood & Chelmsford). Congratulations!
Glenys is making progress through 2023 into Chelmsford, because her groups Side by Side & Fundangles are the only Dementia carer support groups with a physical presence within Chelmsford and its large surrounding area.
Fundangles Musical afternoons in Ingatestone have been very popular, so there is now another afternoon in Great Baddow in Chelmsford, and everyone is very welcome to both venues.
Side by Side support groups have also grown, and there are now three of them: in Ingatestone, Galleywood and Great Baddow.
Recently, a new free Activity & Social afternoon at Hutton Community Centre was open as well; it takes place every 2nd & 4th Friday afternoon at 1.30-3.30pm.
MEET UPS IN DECEMBER 2022
Tuesday 6 December: Christmas Musical Bingo, 2-4pm, Ingatestone
Xmas themed songs (wear your Christmas ‘sparkly’ jumpers, hats etc!)
Thursday 8 December: CHRISTMAS PARTY, 2.15-4.45pm.
Fun, songs, quizes, dancing! Buffet & raffle. Christmas jumpers & sparkles!
Friday 9 December: Activity & Social afternoon. 1.30-3.30pm. Hutton Community Centre.
Xmas themed activities / Santa’s table tennis / songs, games & quizzes.
Thursday 15 December: Christmas Singalong afternoon.
‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ – themed songs & carols, lots of favorites. Come along for the last meet up until the New Year.
MEET UPS IN JANUARY 2023
Tuesday 3 January: Fundangles Musical Bingo 2-4pm, Seymour Pavilion.
Tuesday 10 January: Side by Side support 2-3.30pm, Galleywood Heritage Centre
Thursday 12 January: Fundangles Singalong Afternoon 2-4pm, Ingatestone Pavilion
Friday 13 January: Activity & Social afternoon, 1.30-3.30pm, Hutton Community Centre
Tuesday 17 January: Side by Side support. 2.15-4.00pm, Baddow Parish Hall.
Thursday 26 January: Fundangles Singalong afternoon, 2.15-4.00pm.
Friday 27 January: Activity & Social afternoon. 1.30-3.30, Hutton Community Centre.