Ukulele players from Crewkerne & District U3A’s ukulele group and Yeovil Ukulele Club banded together to entertain members of the Monday Memory Group. The one hour show at Henhayes Community Centre included music, mainly from the 1960’s, which set feet tapping and saw several Memory Group members take to the dance floor. Chair of Crewkerne & District U3A and a member of the U3A’s ukulele group Anne Bright said: “They seemed to enjoy the music from the sixties and several of the Memory Group got up and danced.”
The Monday Memory Group takes place weekly at Henhayes Community Centre from 10 am until 1 pm. It is specifically for those suffering from memory loss or dementia. The group offers a variety of activities and members have welcomed a number of other guests to join them, with Naz Kingston of Kingston Exotics proving to be a favourite. Naz has brought along an assortment of animals, including Peeps a tawny owl and Tolkien a barn owl. The group also offers its members quiet time for reminiscing and is run by trained staff and volunteers. Funds to assist the Monday Memory Group are always appreciated.
For those who are ukulele fans, the Yeovil Ukulele Club are staging a Ukulele Festival at Haselbury Mill near Crewkerne on Sunday September 9th this year.