A diagnosis of dementia doesn't mean you have to stop doing the activities that you enjoy or stop you trying new things. Research shows that low impact exercise can be beneficial for physical and mental health and can improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia.

Are you caring for someone who is forgetful or has been diagnosed with dementia? Are you feeling lonely and need some company?

There are a variety of dementia friendly activities that you can take part in throughout Bridgend County Borough ....

Feel Good For Life sessions at Maesteg Sports Centre
Every Monday from 2 - 3.45pm

Leisure opportunities for people living with dementia, feeling lonely or low to be active and to socialise.

Activities include table tennis, bowling, badminton etc all with the assistance from specially trained staff. Following activities you can relax, chat with new friends over a cuppa and biscuits.

Admission: £2 per person

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For more information contact Maesteg Sports Centre,T: 01656 678844

Dementia friendly swimming sessions at Bridgend Life Centre
Every Wednesday from 2 - 4pm (term-time only)

Enjoy dementia friendly swimming sessions where you will find accessible facilities and assistance from specially trained staff. The sessions provide the person living with dementia and their carer an opportunity to enjoy supportive swimming sessions and meet in the café afterwards.

For more information or to book call T: 01656 678890. | Read more |

Weekly Memory Lane drop-in café in Caerau, Maesteg
Every Thursday from 1 - 3pm
Duffryn Chapel, Bedw Street, Caerau, Maesteg

Are you looking after someone who is forgetful or has dementia? This café is run by volunteers who want to help fight loneliness and give locals the opportunity to meet other people, socialise and share experiences.

Activities include historical photograph sharing, craft and board games. 

For further details call John Hughes, T: 01656 731392.

Memory Lane Friendship Group
Every Friday from 10am – 12 noon     
Pyle Life Centre (room next to the library)

The Memory Lane Friendship Group has a range of activities that you can take part in or you can just sit and chat with their friendly volunteers.

Are you looking after someone who is forgetful or has dementia? Drop in for a chat and a cuppa, you will be made very welcome!

For further details call Louise, T: 07791 891578.

Better Together project

Mental Health Matters Wales has launched a new befriending project for people who are suffering from memory loss and those who support them to live their best life. Their group is free of charge and offers a safe environment to meet others for friendship and companionship. It takes place:

Every Monday from 12.30 – 2.30pm
Mental Health Matters Wales
Union Offices, Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1JW

For further details, T: 01656 651450 or E: [email protected]

FREE Dementia Friends awareness sessions

Developed in partnership between the Alzheimer's Society, our sessions help to spot and support people who may have dementia. Our sessions are free of charge and are designed to change people's perceptions of dementia and transform the way people think, act and talk about the condition. | Read more |

Contact us

For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]

Dementia Free Helpline Wales, 24 hours a day 365 days a year

Offers support, information and agency signposting for anyone diagnosed with dementia or caring for a family member or a friend living with dementia.

Freephone: 08088082235 or Text HELP to 81066

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