What we offer

Regular activities and social opportunities for people living with dementia and their carers across the borough of Stockton on Tees

Peer Support

An opportunity to meet with peers to share and discuss your experiences and provide and receive support.

Activities

A range of cognitively, socially, physically and creatively stimulating activities that vary week-to-week.

Refreshments

A selection of hot and cold drinks are available, along with a range of biscuits and, sometimes, cakes too!

About Young At Heart ULO

Young at Heart ULO is a constituted, user-led group set up by and for people living with dementia and their carers.

Young At Heart ULO offers social, physical, creative and cultural engagement to people living with dementia and peer support and access to information to their carers.

People who attend have an active engagement in suggesting and organising activities, which increases confidence. In addition to this, members benefit from a sense of:

  • security – personal wellbeing
  • belonging – meaningful relationships
  • continuity – biography and positive care
  • purpose – engagement and aspirations
  • achievement – meaningful and valued goals
  • significance – reaching their potential.

Activities

Here are the activities we currently have to offer:

Books & Bakes Book Club

A fortnightly book club to read and discuss chosen books and enjoy talks by local authors.

Nimble Fingers Needlework

A weekly knit and natter-style group for like-minded people who want to learn, share their skills and socialise.

Zumba Gold

Weekly exercise class to help with mobility, balance, coordination, and confidence.

£4.00 per person, per session

Stepping On Social

Weekly exercise class to help with mobility, balance, coordination, and confidence.

Suggested donation £3.00 per person, per session

Virtual Musical Memories

A virtual singing group with older people, people living with dementia and their carers in mind.

All are welcome to join in our virtual singing circle hosted using the Zoom* platform every Wednesday morning at 11:00.

Sing along with Trish and her guitar to memorable songs from yester-year and enjoy a violin interlude performed by Beth.

*The activity can be accessed using the …

Virtual Zumba Gold

A moderate intensity dance-based exercise and active living class designed for older people.

Join us on Zoom every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30 for a 45-minute dance workout from the comfort of your own home. Stay afterwards for a brief chat with other Zumbarettes.

Zumba Gold class to help with mobility, balance, coordination, and confidence. Suitable for older people, including those …

Musical Memories Singing Circle

A regular singing group for people living with dementia and their carers.

Person living with dementia £5, carer £2

In Our Shoes Carers Support Group

Regular peer support groups for carers of people living with dementia.

£2.00 per person, per session

Here are just a few of the people you can expect to meet at our various activities and events.
Andre Zaluski

Andre Zaluski

Co-Chair Person
Eric Turner

Eric Turner

Co-Chair Person
Alison Watson-Shields

Alison Watson-Shields

Facilitator
Anne Riley

Anne Riley

Facilitator
Neil Morrison

Neil Morrison

Volunteer
Rory Anderson

Rory Anderson

Volunteer
Laraine Perry

Laraine Perry

Volunteer

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Why Peer Support For Care Partners Is So Important

In Our Shoes is a user-led Dementia Carers Peer Support Group that has been running for over a decade. Carers often become isolated through no fault of their own and face obstacles when trying to have honest conversations and get honest answers to their questions when addressing professionals. We deliver a regular peer support group for carers of people living with dementia at all stages, to bring them together to share information, ideas, their reality and their experiences with others.

In Memory of John Bettinson

John was always willing to try new activities, whether it was a quiz or having a go at the Circus Skills and he was never one to turn down a slow dance with a young lady!

Get in Touch

Call, email, text or pop along to find out more

Give us a call

Alison Watson-Shields

info@youngatheartulo.org.uk
07590 535 448

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