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 view the activity calendar for September and October 2019.

There is a small charge for sessions; people living with dementia need to be accompanied by a carer.

Call our Sage House Reception on 01243 888 691 or email: info@dementia-support.org.uk for more details and to book.

  • Oomph Exercise Sessions

    Oomph is a community-based exercise project held at Sage House. This session consists of a light exercise class followed by tea and chat.

  • Move2Music

    Keep fit through fun dance and exercise. Seated, standing, following the tutor or freestyle – choose whichever is most comfortable for you.

    Individual guest feedback about Move2Music: ‘That was wonderful!’ ‘This is the highlight of Mum’s week!’

  • Chairobics

    Join us fortnightly for our chair-based exercise group focusing on health and wellbeing. This is a mixed ability class and aims to put the FUN in exercise.

  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi is a meditative exercise which is expressed in a series of graceful and flowing movements. The benefits of this exercise include: Reducing stress, improves posture, balance & general mobility and increase muscle strength in legs.

  • Tea at Tangmere

    Tea at Tangmere is our weekly social group for people to come in and have a cup of tea and a natter. This is a relaxed group giving you the chance to chat with others, play games or just relax and listen to music. There are no set discussion topics so feel free to have a chat about whatever takes your fancy.

  • Reading Friends

    Reading Friends is a new nationwide project to connect people through social reading activities. With the support of West Sussex Libraries, a wide variety of interests can be catered for, including poetry, reminiscence packs on different topics, favourite books from   childhood, film and TV tie-ins, magazines and newspapers. There is no set agenda – bring along your ideas and interests.

  • Chatter Tables

    Chatter Tables are based in Daisy’s Café. Open to all these tables are a chance to come in, have a drink and meet our volunteers who are ready to chat. Whether it’s your first time to Sage House or you’re a regular the volunteers are happy to talk to everyone.

  • British Forces Veterans: R&R at Tangmere

    This fortnightly group gives you the opportunity to meet other veterans. Whether you served in the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or just have an interest in the forces and their history, come along and have a chat and enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits.

  • Singing for the Soul

    Singing is a fun effective way of improving emotional health and wellbeing. Our group is not choir but brings people together to share in the ‘joy of singing’.

    Individual guest feedback: ‘We always enjoy the singing, chat and of course the tea and cake.’

  • Percussion Workshop

    If music be the food of love – play on! Music has many therapeutic benefits which help people remember, reduce stress and anxiety and improves wellbeing. The session is guided by a tutor giving everyone the chance to take part, whatever their ability, and discover their inner rhythm.

  • Watercolour Painting

    Our Watercolour group is a way of exploring creativity through painting in a relaxed environment that promotes wellbeing. Each session will follow a theme giving participants the opportunity to create their own work of art whatever their ability.

  • Painting for Fun

    Our painting for Fun group works with acrylic paints and will help you to discover your inner Picasso! Working creatively through painting promotes relaxation and wellbeing, each session is guided through a theme and is open to all whether you’re a regular painter or have never picked up a brush.

  • Art Workshop

    Join us for a multi-media art session using a combination of materials and techniques to explore relationship and expression through art. These sessions are open to all abilities and each session will look at different mediums to give participants the opportunity to be creative and improve their wellbeing.