Community Cafés & Social Events
Our Dementia community and their care partners come together regularly for café catch-ups and special events, such as picnics, holiday celebrations, dances, movies and more. You’ll get to know other people who know what it’s like to navigate Dementia, and enjoy new experiences together with new friends.
Dementia Canterbury serves the Christchurch and Wider Canterbury regions, as well as the West Coast. Not all our services are available in all areas. Please contact your Key Worker on 03 379 2590 / West Coast 0800 259 226 to discuss what options are available in your area.
Keep Fit and Active
Gardening group – Once a month we meet at the beautiful Botanic Gardens to help with gardening.
Guided Garden tours – Held monthly at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. Our guide shares fascinating facts as we take a gentle stroll around the garden.
Mind & Movement – Held at BrainTree twice a month this fun group provides body & brain stimulation through exercise & movement.
Walking groups – A lovely walk held every month along the river in Richmond.
Water memories/swimming – Held monthly at Taiora/QE11. Come for a swim, aqua jog, or enjoy the warm hydrotherapy pool.
Connect and Create
Art making – Held each month at the Art Gallery studio. Relaxing & enjoyable with no skill needed.
DIY groups – Discover your DIY skills at our monthly groups at Bunnings, Shirley.
Court Theatre – Throughout the year we enjoy the Court Theatre through ‘back stage’ tours and periodically attend shows.
CSO ‘Ignite’ – A wonderful opportunity to engage with the CSO and enjoy all things musical at the Town Hall.
Singing for Fun – A wonderful group for those that enjoy singing & music. Held twice a month at BrainTree.
Enjoy and Stimulate Your Mind
Artzheimers – enjoy the ambience of the Art Gallery with guided tours of selected artwork. Held monthly in Ashburton & Christchurch.
Guided Museum tour – Join our guide each month to hear fascinating stories & facts and enjoy museum exhibits.
Life Stories group – A wonderful opportunity to tell your life story which is captured in a booklet for you and your family to keep.
Next Chapter Library groups – An educational and entertaining exploration of things past & present. These monthly groups are held in Ashburton, Christchurch, and the West Coast.