Wigan Table Tennis Club
We are a friendly table tennis club providing table tennis to the community. We are starting a Dementia friendly session every Monday morning 10am until 11.30am.
- 5 October 2016
- North West
- Community organisations, Health, Schools, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Wigan Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
According to research conducted by the Mayo Clinic, table tennis is the perfect activity to help try and engage people with dementia.
Research shows that exercise and table tennis in particular can have a positive impact on well-being and can help people live better with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our members would like to understand more about Dementia, and the challenges facing people who live with Dementia.
Weekly sessions for persons with dementia
We are planning to hold sessions, at times and dates to be published, each week to engage persons with dementia (and others, a mixture) playing table tennis in a group setting.
We are starting a Dementia friendly session every Monday morning 10am until 11.30am.
- Being implemented
We will have regards to the need for key staff to have awareness of the needs of persons with dementia, within the setting we plan for group table tennis sessions.
Steve Rowe will attend a dementia friends seminar, and will then be in a position to brief others as required.
Spreading the word
We will ensure that our sessions - put on with the needs of persons with dementia in mind - are suitably advertised by posters in the club itself, and by the dissemination of our posters in Health Centres and Doctors' Surgeries locally.
Posters are being printed for this purpose.
In due course we plan to stage an Awareness Event at the Club - to promote what we are doing and bring this to the attention of the widest possible audience within the locality.