Synagogue reaches out
A SYNAGOGUE is launching a new outreach club to help people suffering from memory loss.
The Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NLPS) has teamed up with Jewish Care to launch Memory Matters for people in the area.
The club started last month at the synagogue in Oaklands Gate, Northwood, and will meet every other week.
It allows people in the community the opportunity to get together to enjoy a hot lunch and participate in a range of stimulating activities.
Care Co-ordinator Angela Peters said: “The care team at NPLS felt that some of our members might benefit from attending the synagogue on a regular basis for a hot meal and companionship. We approached Graham Freeman, Jewish Care’s dementia locality and centre manager, and this evolved into a discussion which led to setting up Memory Matters at NPLS.”
Activities range from arts and crafts to current affairs discussions and from singing to light exercise and there is support at hand to make sure everyone can get involved.
Rabbi Aaron Goldstein of NPLS said: “We are developing a meaningful and much needed programme the community.”
Memory Matters take place at the synagogue every other Thursday. The next session is on February 26.
It runs from 11am to 2.30pm and is £12.