Activities at Sage House

We offer a variety of activities here at Sage House

The benefit of therapeutic and cognitive activities such as singing, art, socialising and reminiscing for people living with dementia is well documented.

Everyone needs a sense of purpose and to enjoy themselves during the day.  Encouraging someone with dementia to do something creative, some gentle exercise, or take part in an activity helps them to realise their potential, which improves their self-esteem and reduces loneliness.” (NHS Dementia Guide – Activities for Dementia, 2015)

Take a look at our activities below or click here to download a 2018 Schedule.

Please note we now charge activity fees from £2.50 per person; people living with dementia need to be accompanied by a carer.

  • Singing for the Soul

    A social singing group (not a choir) for the over 50s and dementia friendly. We have two Singing for the Soul groups; one on Mondays at Tangmere Village Centre, and a second on Fridays here at Sage House.

    Join us for the song-song and tea & cake for just £2.50 per session.

    See our Activities Timetable for dates, times and venue of our sessions or call 01243 888691 for more information.

  • Tea at Tangmere

    An opportunity to meet other people living with dementia and other carers, share experiences and socialise – with a serving of music and cake!

    We use special reminiscence activities and packs provided by Active Minds.

    A representative from the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust will also be attending to answer any questions and our staff are always available to offer any support you may need.

    See our Activities Timetable for dates, times and venue of our sessions or call 01243 888691 for more information.

  • Art Sessions

    Art is very therapeutic and is a great form of expression. We hold a variety of art sessions here at Sage House, all run by volunteers, which includes watercolour, acrylics, clay, drawing and much more for all levels!

    Materials are provided and classes are suitable for everyone.

    See our Activities Timetable for dates, times and venue of our sessions or call 01243 888691 for more information.

    All of our art sessions are very popular so please call to book a space to avoid disappointment.

  • Energise & Relax with Alive! Activities

    Energise & Relax has been running since January and is increasingly popular. The session involves various energising movements, relaxation techniques, meditation, visualisation, singing, yoga, laughing, and dancing all with the purpose of wellbeing for the mind, body and soul.

    A very beneficial session for people living with dementia.

    See our Activities Timetable for dates, times and venue of our sessions or call 01243 888691 for more information.

  • Creative Responses with Chichester Festival Theatre

    Creative Responses with Chichester Festival is a session full of fun, run by volunteers from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

    We will have new dates for this session in the New Year (2018)

    To reserve a space or for more information please call Sage House on 01243 888691.

Support, Information and Advice Sessions

As well as running Dementia Friends Sessions, Sage House also hosts meetings and information sessions for carers and people living with dementia. Organisations such as The Dementia Action Alliance, Carers Support, Age UK and The Alzheimer’s Society hold regular meetings, courses and support groups.

They can be contacted directly for more information and to book or alternatively call Sage House on 01243 888691.

Dementia Friends Sessions

 

We run regular Dementia Friends Sessions here at Sage House – learn about what it is like to live with dementia, and turn that understanding into action.

The sessions are 45-60 minutes long and we can accommodate all.

Find our more about Dementia Friends  on the their website.

For more information or to book a Dementia Friends Session please call 01243 888691 or email info@dementia-support.org.uk

Chichester & Bognor Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

 

Have your voice heard.

Sage House hosts the DAA open forums where dementia friendly local businesses, carers and people living with dementia can discuss issues and help improve  services and access within the local area.

For more information or to book a place please contact the DAA administrator via: isabelle.surrell@dementia-support.org.uk

Meetings are held twice a year. The next scheduled meeting will be: 2nd November 2018.

Tangmere Support Group for Carers of People Living with Dementia

 

Carers Support run a Support Group for Carers at Sage House; come along to this friendly Carers Group for support, information and to meet other carers.

Held the 2nd Wednesday of every month,  10.30am – 12noon, at the Dementia Support Hub.

Upcoming meetings: 

11th July 2018

8th August 2018

12th September 2018

10th October 2018

14th November 2018

12th December 2018

For further details please call: 0300 028 8888

email: info@carerssupport.org.uk

CrISP (Carer Information and Support Programme)

 

Run by the Alzheimer’s Society, CrISP provides support and up-to-date, relevant information in a group environment, where carers can share experiences and find out about local and national services that can offer support.

Courses are run regularly but places are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Contact the Alzheimer’s Society on: 01903 262 666

or email enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk  for more information or about attending a course.