Last week dementiaCOMPASS kicked off our third year of programming with a busy time filled with choir reunions, committee meetings and training sessions. The week was filled with extraordinary people coming together to share their talents and extend themselves to improve the lives of others. If you participated in any of our programme last week, thank you! If you missed it, here’s a snapshot of what happened:
Tuesday. We started off with a skill-building session at the Fitzwilliam Museum in preparation for the Portals to the World course which started yesterday (11/9). We are fortunate to be working with the wonderful museum staff of education and outreach professionals, curators, researchers and client services, all of whom have stepped up to make the Portals course a brilliant opportunity. This group is also supported by a fantastic group of volunteers who bring a breadth of experience and passion to their roles.
Wednesday. Our music choir, d’music’a, regrouped after a short break. Our July concert was a great one and we are fortunate to welcome everyone back along with a handful of new members. Our music director and pianist were unable to join us in our first meeting back and they were missed but it didn’t stop us from breaking out in song and a bit of poetry. It was quite a party!
Thursday. We stepped into our new phase from our summer exercise pilot, Fit and Fun, with a group of enthusiastic carers gathering for the first community advisory group meeting. As expected they were full of informed questions and insightful challenges; we were humbled by their contribution. We were very lucky to have all of them attend and hope they will continue to advise the project in the future.
Friday. To end the week, we headed back to the Fitzwilliam Museum for a bite-size skill building session open to all staff members. This is the first of two sessions the Museum is extending to all employees to enrich their professional and personal experiences.
In the background, we took potential partnerships and future days out further in planning, and hopefully made in roads toward more supported exercise in Cambridgeshire.
We hope you had a great week too.