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Dementia Friendly Sessions

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A group called Active Fenland is keen to collaborate with individuals and organisations in Fenland to set up Love to Move dementia-friendly sessions.

Love to Move classes are one of a range of Active Fenland sessions for people who might face additional barriers to accessing exercise, funded by the  Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS).

The sessions take place weekly in Fenland and are seated exercise classes for people with dementia and their carers. The ambition is to increase the number of locations in the district.

Julia Mallett, 61, of Walpole Highway, is a volunteer who delivers classes and she said: “This is the best thing I have ever done. I wish I had found it years ago. When in life do you get to do something you really enjoy and everybody is telling you ‘thank you’?

“I would recommend to anybody to do the training and get a group going because it is fantastic.”

Fenland District Council's Active Fenland supported Julia’s Love to Move training and the specialist training of several other deliverers to bring the programme to the district.

Love to Move is also available in Chatteris and March.

Fenland District Council portfolio holder for leisure Cllr Alex Miscandlon said: “Love to Move is just one example of the fabulous work Active Fenland does to bring health and wellbeing opportunities to the district.

“I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the programme and see what’s available. And, of course, we’d love to hear from any organisations or individuals that could help increase the number of Love to Move sessions for people with dementia and their carers by receiving session leader training.”

To find out about training free to be a ‘Love to Move’ session leader, contact: or call Heidi Lemmon on 07592 774656 (please leave a message).

‘Love to Move’ sessions take place:

11am to 12.30pm Thursdays at King Edward Community Centre, King Edward Road, Chatteris PE16 6NG. No need to book just turn up – or for more information contact

11am to 12.30pm Tuesdays at March Braza Club, Elm Road, PE15 8NZ. No need to book just turn up – or for more information contact

As part of Damsons sessions, on 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays, at Peckover House, Wisbech – which is now quite a busy and full session.

Damsons offers social, craft and fun activities around the ‘Love to Move’ session.

Damsons also meets 1pm to 3pm Tuesdays and 10am to noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays. ‘Love to Move’ is not currently offered at these sessions.

For information about joining Damsons, contact 01945 583463 or email

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