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Living with dementia: support from your local library

Reminiscence groups

There are reminiscence groups at many of our libraries:

LibraryName of GroupFrequencyTimes
Blandford Library

Memory Lane

Last Thursday of the month 2pm to 3.15pm
Corfe Mullen Childrens Centre and Library

Reminiscence Group

First Friday of the month 2pm to 4pm
Dorchester Library and Learning Centre

Reminiscence - come and recall bygone days

Last Friday of the month 11am to 12 noon
Ferndown Library


Third Friday of the month 2.15pm to 3.15pm
Portland library Reminiscence Last Thursday of the month 2pm to 3pm
Shaftesbury Library Reminiscence Group Once a month Please contact Library for dates.
Swanage Library


Every other Thursday Please contact Library for dates
Upton Library and Children's Centre (outreach base) Reminiscence Third Wednesday of the month 10.15am to 10.45am
West Moors Library Memory Box May 14, June 11, July 30, August 20, September 10, October 29, November 26, December 10 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Wimborne Library Do you remember? Last Thursday of every other month 2pm to 3pm

Carers' support

LibraryName of GroupFrequencyTimes
Corfe Mullen Childrens Centre and Library Carers' support group Second Friday of the month 10am to 11am
Wareham Library Purbeck Carers Group Second Tuesday of the month 10am to 12noon
Weymouth Library Carers' event Second Thursday of the month 10am to 11.30am

Books on prescription

Reading Well Books on prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals. Find further information and reading lists.

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