Hackney Dementia Festival

Events and activities in Hackney for people with dementia, their families and friends. #dementiafriendlyhackney

All week - Monday 21 May to Friday 25 May

Recognise This? at Hackney Central Library

Monday to Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm, free, Hackney Central Library, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ

Hackney Archive's present an exhibition of the Gibson Collection featuring people and places from all over Hackney in days gone by.

Art exhibition at Homerton Hospital

Free, Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, E9 6SR

Homerton University Hospital NHS  Foundation Trust presents a selection of wonderful art works created in specialist art workshops with patients with dementia from the Elderly Care Unit. The art works were made by patients in weekly group sessions run by visiting artist, Patrick O'Donnell. Themes range from tropical fish to birds of paradise.

Using stencils, patients are able to form the basis of a painting and add their own creative touches later on. These life affirming paintings will be on display in the Trust's main thoroughfare corridor throughout May.

For further information about Hackney Dementia Festival, contact sandra.cater@alzheimers.org.uk.

Friday 25 May

Health walk - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

11am, free, starting at: London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ZQ

Join us on an interesting, easy route around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, experiencing the wildlife and reliving the magical moments of 2012 led by the volunteer park champions. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring friends, family and arrive promptly.

Healthy, Happy Walk (with after walk refreshments) 2pm, FREE

Starting at City and Hackney Alzheimer's Society Offices, Unit1 Ground Floor, 30 Felstead St, Hackney Wick, E9 5LG

Join us on an interesting, easy route around Hackney Wick led by our walk leader. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring friends and family and arrive promptly.

Universal Board Games

1-4pm, free, Dalston Library, Dalston Square, E8 3BQ

Fancy trying some new board games? Get some fresh air while playing chess or draughts.

Table tennis 2-4pm, free

Kings Hall Leisure Centre, 9 Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0NU, Tel: 020 8985 2158

Table tennis is a fun exercise activity for all. Join our social session organised by a qualified coach. No need to book in advance, just turn up and play.

Dementia friendly film screening - Carmen Jones

10.30am free tea/coffee and biscuits, 11am film screening, £4 a ticket, free for accompanying carers, Hackney Picturehouse, Mare Street, E8 1HE

Enjoy this dementia friendly screening of Carmen Jones, a 1943 Broadway musical based upon Bizet's opera Carmen, updated to a World War II-era African-American setting.

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