At the Everyone Active Watford Woodside Leisure Centre a new specialist toning suite was opened earlier this year. With specialist power assisted equipment, the toning suite provides supported low impact exercise programmes for older adults with a range of health conditions (including dementia) that are new to exercise. For more information www.everyoneactive.com
Watford cycle hub
The Watford Cycle Hub are currently running a new initiative which is aimed at elderly people in Watford which enables them to experience the outdoors and nature close-up on a trishaw. The trishaw can seat two people and is piloted by volunteer cyclists through Cassiobury Park. To book a trishaw ride email Nick. For more information, visit watfordcyclehub.org.uk
Watford FC CSE Trust
The Trust currently runs activity programmes within Hertfordshire and although the Trust may traditionally be seen as purely a football provider, this is certainly no longer the case - currently focusing on five key themes: sports participation, social inclusion, health, education and community facilities. www.watfordfccsetrust.com
Home Instead provides bespoke home care services in Watford that help the elderly in the community remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.
Home Instead's purpose is to "change the face of ageing" by becoming the most respected home care company in the UK. www.homeinstead.co.uk/watford
Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce
Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce is also a Chamber of Conscience which means it promotes and encourages its network to adopt better social and environmental practices. The Chamber is actively promoting local members to adopt dementia friendly services and to train their people to be dementia ambassadors.
Hertswise is an innovative countywide service designed to support people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment as well as their loved ones and carers. Hertswise can offer group based activities designed by service users, or 1-1 sessions for those in need of individual support. Information and Advice is available for all aspects of your life
Age UK Hertfordshire
Age UK Hertfordshire provides a range of services to support people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and their family and carers. It funds the Chalmers Court Day Centre in Rickmansworth which provides a safe, caring, stimulating environment for older people with dementia in the local community.
Carers in Hertfordshire
Carers in Hertfordshire provides advice, information and support to unpaid carers - people looking after someone who is elderly, disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who misuses drugs or alcohol. They enable carers to share their views or experiences with those providing or planning health and social care services in Hertfordshire.
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Health & Wellbeing projects, support retired people in the local community to stay connected and social active. www.mywellbeing.community
Getting Together – 01923 216953
Community Cars - 01923 216955
Neighbours Together 01923 606447
Alzheimer's Society - a care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.
Dementia UK - provides specialist support for families.
Watford Salvation Army - Christian church and registered charity, fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years.