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Dementia Hour

Dementia Hour at Bridport Leisure Centre every Thursday from 2.45pm – 3.45pm

Are you living with Dementia or supporting someone who does? Come along and enjoy this friendly and relaxed swimming session that provides an opportunity to socialise and maintain wellbeing through low impact activity.

Participants will have exclusive use of both pools and the changing rooms without external distractions. Trained staff will be on hand to welcome you.

Concessionary rates apply and carers swim for free.


What is the Dementia hour?

The idea of the dedicated Dementia hour is to enhance the swimming experience of people living with dementia, and their carers, by creating a safe and dementia friendly environment without external distractions.

How can swimming benefit me?

Swimming can be a great way to keep active as it provides an all-round exercise that is low in impact, so easy on your joints, and can benefit your physical and mental health. This regular session provides an ideal opportunity to socialise and maintain wellbeing.

Will trained staff be on hand?

Trained staff will be on hand to welcome you and ensure this regular session caters for your needs. Our staff have recently undertaken Dementia Friendly training with an accredited Dementia Friends Champion of the Alzheimer’s Society.

How much does it cost?

Participants will be charged our concessionary swimming rate and carers (no maximum number) swim for FREE.

What should I bring?

Please remember to bring your swimwear, towels, toiletries, £1 coin or locker coin and a water bottle. Swimming accessories including goggles, swimming aids and hats as well as swimwear are available to buy from Reception.

Any questions?

If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01308 427464 to speak to a member of our team, or please email info@bridportleisure.com. Alternatively, visit our website at www.bridportleisure.com. We welcome all enquiries and are here to meet your needs and answer any questions you may have. Our friendly Lifeguards and Duty Managers will be happy to help on the day if you have any questions.

About Bridport Leisure Centre

Bridport Leisure Centre is run by Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust Ltd as a strictly non-profit making organisation (Registered Charity No. 267781). The centre provides a range of recreational facilities and activities to the people of West Dorset, with the overall aim of enhancing the quality of life for the community.

For more information, please contact Bridport Leisure Centre on 01308 427464.