Memory Pathways at Lindengate
Lindengate runs a drop-in programme that provides individual and group support for people with memory loss, confusion or dementia and their carers.
It is set within a gardening environment and offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities geared towards mental and physical stimulation. The sessions combine Lindengate’s three key elements: gardening, cooking and art & craft and are free to Service Users (we call them Gardeners).
The Lindengate ethos is to treat all our Gardeners as individuals and provide them with the tailored support they need.
Memory Pathways sessions will run throughout the year with an emphasis on craft and cooking during the winter months but still providing access to the outdoors when the weather and surface conditions are appropriate.
The Memory Pathways programme aims to provide positive outcomes to both those with memory loss symptoms and also their carers by:
- supporting people to live well through a variety of activities associated with gardening
- offering support & social opportunities for carers
- accessing happy reminiscences for people with memory loss
- having a positive impact on emotional well-being, countering loneliness, offering physical health benefits and encouraging mobility in a natural environment