The SJC was formed in March 2012 and meets every Thursday afternoon from 1.30 -3.30 in the Lifestyle Centre, Stonehouse.
The Club offers a social afternoon in a supportive setting. Each week we provide a variety of activities and fun, from games to musical entertainment. Research has shown that a part of the brain can store words and music in the long-term memory. Also, music, in particular singalongs, creates a "feel good" factor and is the main focus of the group due to the link between music and memory.
People love to talk about the past and our reminiscence quizzes are designed for fun. Carers get the chance to chat with each other, supporting and advising, while our team of enthusiastic volunteers make sure that no-one is sitting alone.
The Stonehouse Jubilee are proud to be the 2018 winners of Scotland's Dementia Awards for Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative
Music...fun...laughter...and a "listening" ear are the hallmarks of our club, which is unique in this part of South Lanarkshire.
Dementia is a cruel condition, slowly taking away the essence and personality of a loved one. It's especially hard on a carer who, themselves, may be suffering from health problems. With Governments cutting back on the use of nursing homes, more and more elderly people will be left in their own homes, often lonely...maybe confused and frightened. We, at the SJC, are currently looking into offering a Befriending Service which, hopefully, will help carers as well as the service user.
Members having a catch up prior to the afternoon's entertainment.