Greenbuttercup news – June 2022


As part of this year’s ‘Dementia Action Week’, members of Greenbuttercup CIC, put on a ‘Jubilee Tea’, with an open invite to anyone who was interested in their Dementia Services.
Those present: had a go at making bunting (which was later raffled off); viewed a display of photos of the Queen’s visits to Romsey during her reign; enjoyed a cream tea; and met the newly-appointed Mayor of Romsey. The surprise was that we all know the Mayor, Cllr. Neil Gwynne – as the Chair of RAODS, who often opens/closes the Plaza for our sessions on a Friday mornings.

Romsey Reminiscences

One of the annual events organised by the Rotary Club of Romsey Test is ‘Romsey Reminicences’. As with most things, this had been cancelled for the last two years, but it returned this May – albeit a bit later in the year than usual. Members of local friendship and support groups are invited to attend, and Greenbuttercup CIC had a table for participants of our Dementia Groups. After a welcome drink, the afternoon started with a slideshow of old Romsey, followed by a quiz about Romsey — which despite only getting 13/29 correct, we won a prize for ! It did make us think a sightseeing walk around Romsey is in order, Tea was served by the ladies of the Inner Wheel, before a showing of ‘Romsey: the Movie’ and some musical entertainment .
Thanks go to the members of the Rotary Club of Romsey Test and The Inner Wheel of Romsey Test for putting on this event again, and for inviting us.

Arts and Crafts

What amazing ‘Gift Cards’, ‘Easter Bunting’, Flowers’ (from recycled materials including PPE), and
‘Painted Models’, have been created during the recent , Arts & Crafts’ sessions, which take place on the first Friday of the month, from 10.30a.m to 12.30p.m. in the Green Room of the Plaza Theatre in Romsey.
There is a charge of £3.00 per person for each session, which includes all materials, instruction, and tea/coffee. The Green Room is an accessible venue, parking is available behind the theatre, and entry is by the side door, up the ramp. We are still adopting some COVID-secure practices, so places are limited, and need to be booked beforehand.
Anyone with Dementia & their carer is welcome, and no experience is necessary. So, why not come along and try
us out –

Friday, July 1st: Sun-catchers for your window
Friday, August 5th: Printing using Fruit & Veg

Earlier this year, the Everyman Cinema on Southgate Street, Winchester resumed their monthly Morning Matinee film showings. This is a Dementia friendly event with no charge, and complimentary tea and coffee is provided. Donations to Dementia-friendly Winchester are welcomed.

The next showings with a 10.00a.m. for 10.30a.m. start are:
Wednesday 8 June – Downton Abbey Wednesday, 6 July -The Greatest Showman
Any questions, please call Home Instead on 01962 736681

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