AGM 2016

Ahead of tomorrow’s AGM, you can download the agenda here – AGENDA 16 AGM and the minutes here – MINUTESagm 2015

If you could bring your own copy along, that would be great as it will keep our copying costs down. There will be spare copies available though.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome to our new Art Therapy Group

Weston and Worle Dementia Action Alliance was the proud sponsor of a dementia art therapy group run at the Big Worle Hub on Wednesday, September 23 2015.

20150923_135648Two further sessions have been booked, to run in October and November.

The next class will be at 1pm on October 28 2015.

The art therapy class is FREE so if you are living with dementia, or are a carer for someone who is, please do join us.

More photos…

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Community Meeting

Every month, Weston and Worle Dementia Action Alliance holds an open community meeting. Last month’s meeting included a look at the plans for the new Ebdon Court development in Worle.

Minutes of all of our meetings are published, and you can read the MINUTES from the Sept 2015 meeting.

Our next community meeting is Wednesday, 28 October 2015 at 10am.

Why not join us at the Big Worle Hubig-worle-hubb.



Museum memory boxes to be used in dementia care

Weston Mercury photo of reminiscence session

Weston Museum holding reminisence session with resident from Tisley House , Clarence Road South , Weston.

A REMINISCENCE service where people can share their memories of days gone by has been launched by Weston Museum.


Although the museum in Burlington Street is now closed for a £1.1million refurbishment, its staff are involved in various outreach projects in the town.

One of those projects sees staff and volunteers offer the new reminiscence service to residential homes and day centre groups.

They have a handling box full of items, which can help to revive forgotten memories.

Tilsley House in Clarence Road South was the first to take part in the new service.

Read more and the original article at The Mercury’s website



Memory Walk

Memory Walk in Worle Big Worle 20 September Dementia walk Come and take part in the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk on Sunday 20 September 2015 organised by Big Worle. Join the fight against dementia.


For more information contact the team on 01934 708 119 or email



Job Vacancy: Activity Angel

Would you like to join the team at Reminiscence Learning?

We are looking for a new dynamic Activity Angel – Initially 12 hours per week guaranteed with the potential for this to increase

You will need to: *Enjoy planning and delivering creative and innovative activities to suit individual needs *Be enthusiastic and self motivated *Be able to work alone and within a fun and driven team *Have full driving licence and own vehicle as you will be working at our base in Wellington and other venues across Somerset

Experience of working with learning diabilities and dementia an advantage

For more information please call 01823 323752 and speak to Fiona or Emma

Please share with anyone you feel would be interested in this exciting opportunity


REMINISCENCE LEARNING The Counting House, Tonedale Mill, Wellington, TA21 0AW  Tel: 01823 323752, 01823 433720 or 01823 668676


(Please note that this position is not associated with Weston and Worle Dementia Action Alliance and we can give you no further information about this)



“Still Alice” to show in Weston-super-Mare

As part of the Silver Cinema programme the multi award winning film ‘Still Alice’ will be shown in the Odeon in Weston-Super-Mare.

‘Still Alice’ is the story of Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), who discovers that she is suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and struggles to manage life with the illness.

She is dismissed from her professorship when she tells her department chair about the condition, and then learns that she may have passed it on to her children. She starts forgetting words, getting lost on her morning job, and ultimately unable to find her way around her own home.

With a career-high performance from Julianne Moore, ‘Still Alice’ also stars Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart as Alice’s husband and daughter.

Julianne Moore added to her BAFTA with the “Best Actress” OSCAR in the 2015 awards

Julianne Moore fought off stiff competition to take home the “Best Actress” BAFTA at this years awards.

Film times are:

Thursday 9th July at 2pm
Tuesday 14th July at 2pm
Thursday 16th July at 11am

Tickets are £3.00 and there will be free tea, coffee and biscuits.