On this page we will post current information and updates about St. George’s Dementia Support Group, our cafe and any other dementia related news that we think might interest people who use our services. Posts are in date order with the most recent first.

March 11th 2022

Dave Gudgeon

With deep regret and sadness we have to announce the passing of our widely respected Chairman Dave Gudgeon on 18th February. He was much loved and appreciated by many in the community. Among other things, he was particularly involved with the Pabulum Dementia Support Group in Wymondham. Ultimately his experience and inspiration led to the creation of our St George’s Dementia Support Group, where he was the obvious and ideal choice to be appointed Chairman. His enthusiasm and commitment continued in that role, helping our group become so well established.

We send our most sincere condolences to his family. Dave will be greatly missed by so many and not forgotten.

Appointment of Acting Chairman

As a consequence, the committee of St George’s Dementia Support Group has decided to appoint Malcolm Cutts as Acting Chairman. This is until the formal election of Committee Members and Officers at the Annual General Meeting, on Monday 13th June 2022 at 11.30am in St George’s Hall, which is open for anyone to attend.

August 5th 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Mavin is joining us for the Cafe on 23rd August to get us moving a bit more, and laughing! Mavin has visited us before and is excellent at getting people moving and having fun using chair based exercises. Participation is entirely optional and we guarantee nothing strenuous is involved. Well worth joining us for this session whether or not you choose to participate in the exercises.

July 26th 2021

We had a great time at the first Cafe meeting following the Covid 19 restrictions. It was good to catch up with old friends and to make some new friends. If one of your family or friends is living with Dementia and you live in or near Stoke Holy Cross or Poringland do come and join us at one of the upcoming dates. We’d love to meet you and no referral is necessary.

July 20th 2021

We are very excited that the Cafe meetings will restart next Monday July 26th and are looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

June 14th 2021

Following today’s announcement from Boris Johnson we are delaying the re-opening of the cafe until Monday 26th July in line with the revised government guidelines. We are so looking forward to meeting up in person once again.

May 1st 2021

We are delighted to announce that we plan to reopen the Cafe from Monday 12th July 2021. The dates we plan to be open are posted on our Cafe Dates page. We know this has been a particularly tough time for all those affected by dementia and we are looking forward to meeting up in person once again.

17th May – 23d May is Dementia Action Week

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Dementia Fayre is on Thursday 20th May 2021 between 2pm and 3.30pm is going virtual. A team of experts will be assembled to field any questions you have on dementia care and support. The event aims to provide information and support to people living with dementia and their families.

An ‘Ask the Dementia Experts’ Panel will include experts from the hospital and other organisations.

The event will take place via Microsoft Teams here from 2pm on 20 May. Guests can post questions in the chat box or can submit their questions in advance to [email protected]

The Q&A will be recorded and posted on the NNUH website for people who are not able to join live to view.

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