Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside…

Crossroads Care Surrey celebrated the launch of their new Adult Social Club in Chobham in the sunshine with the theme of the afternoon being “bringing the seaside to the Club”.

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Photo caption: Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Joanne Potter; Crossroads Club members and staff.

Crossroads Care Surrey, the leading provider of respite breaks to unpaid Carers in Surrey, celebrated the launch of their new Adult Social Club on Saturday 8th August at the Chobham Parish Pavilion, Chobham. Councillor Joanne Potter, 43rdMayor of Surrey Heath attended the afternoon to show her support and officially open the new community based service.

Sheila Hargreave, Surrey Adult Clubs & Volunteer Co-ordinator, Crossroads Care Surrey, said “We had a fantastic time celebrating the launch of our Chobham Club which is located at the Chobham Parish Pavilion. We are very excited to open our new Club which, in keeping with Crossroads Care Surrey’s philosophy, provides a safe, stimulating, social setting for Adults with care needs. It will give Carers the opportunity to have a 4 hour extended respite break on a Saturday whilst their loved one enjoys a fun, stimulating social event.

The seaside theme was adopted for the Club’s launch as one of the approaches we take in our Clubs is to stimulate memories. We encourage our clients to reflect back on the good times they have shared with their family and friends and think back to summer holidays they enjoyed spent on the beach. We then keep those lovely experiences alive.”

Crossroads Care Surrey currently runs 14 Adults Social Clubs across Surrey, for adults with varying disabilities including dementia. The Chobham Club is held every Saturday 11am – 3pm at the Chobham Parish Pavilion. All Clubs are available at a low cost to give Carers an extended, affordable break of up to 5 hours. They create a safe and welcoming environment where the person they care for can meet other people in a relaxed, social setting and enjoy meaningful activities which are specially tailored to each individual’s preferences. Attending a Club can help improve physical, mental and emotional well-being and reduce the sense of isolation that many feel.For more information or to book to attend a Club please contact Sheila Hargreave, email sheila.hargreave@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk or call 07783 018391.