The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation will host their first dementia-friendly Sport4Thought session at The Incora County Ground on Monday 11 April (10am).
The session, aims to use sport as a vehicle for reminiscence and interaction between people with dementia, their carers and those experiencing isolation and loneliness.
Sessions are held at The Incora County Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road and St Philip’s Church, Taddington Road on a monthly basis. A typical session allows attendees to take part in group chats, quizzes, chair-based games and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Participants can also come along to our physical activity sessions in the Performance Centre at Derbyshire’s County Ground, where they can expect a variety of different sports on offer to play, including cricket, tennis and curling. This allows people to be active in a safe and encouraging environment.
The programmes give those with dementia the chance to express themselves and remain both physically and mentally active. Carers who attend have the opportunity to establish an informal support network with others who can empathise with their situation through experience.
DCF Reminiscence group sessions: Starting Monday 11 April 10:00am-12noon, Our first session will see us taking a virtual tour around Derbyshire’s County Ground and uncovering it’s past, with links to horse Racing and Derby County Football club. This will all be done in the comfort of our own seats, which will be located in the Legends Lounge, The Performance Centre, DE21 6DA, this provides a fantastic backdrop to the session’s discussions. On hand to answer any questions you may have is the club’s Heritage Officer, David Griffin.
Chatting can be thirsty work so please enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee, if you prefer, and some nice, tasty biscuits. The session is co-ordinated by Charlotte Flindall from Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, sessions thereafter will take place every second Monday of the month. Attendees can register their interest online by following the link below: https://forms.office.com/r/Pr9fgdbVL7 or contact [email protected] for more information.
Physical activity sessions: Wednesday 4 May 10:00am- 11:00am- Attendees can expect to take part in a wide range of different sports such as tennis, badminton, table tennis and individuals can even try their hand at curling. No need to worry about the unpredictability of the English weather as all activity will be taking place indoors in The Performance Centre at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
The session is co-ordinated by Charlotte Flindall from Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, sessions thereafter will take place every first Wednesday of the month. Attendees can register their interest online by following the link below: https://forms.office.com/r/u1i91jxaV1 or contact [email protected] for more information.
Funded by the Severn Trent Community Fund, sessions are free of charge.