Older Adults’ Service (Chiltern & South)

Older Adults’ Service COVID-19 Update

From 1st June 2021, we are providing face-to-face ‘bubble’ groups for current and new service users on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The waiting lists for our Park and Pippin Clubs, which are run by our Older Adults’ Service, are open for referrals.

We are continuing to provide remote services for those who choose not to attend the ‘bubble’ groups. This includes phone calls to our service users and carers as well as sending out monthly reminiscence activities/newsletters/care packages. We are also providing activities via Zoom.

To view and download our Reminiscence Packs, please click here.

As part of our remote support, the Older Adults’ Service has produced a short film to share some simple ways that different activities can help keep as all active.

What we do

Park Club in Chesham and Pippin Club in Prestwood are Buckinghamshire Mind’s services for older adults. Our service users have either dementia or other mental health issues, which make it difficult to access other services in the community.

Our services are for small groups of approximately ten service users. We aim to provide support, fun, companionship and stimulating activities in a friendly environment, giving carers a few hours respite. Both Park and Pippin provide a lunch that is cooked on the premises.

How we work

Through a small and friendly group setting, we provide support, companionship and stimulation for older adults who have become isolated in their community either through having dementia or another mental health problem. Our specialist workers develop close working relationships with all of our service users and a real understanding of their individual needs. We also place a strong emphasis on developing working relationships with families and carers in order to help us provide the best quality support to our service users.

Our two services at Park Club in Chesham and Pippin Club in Prestwood offer a variety of activities such as games, quizzes, orientation and reminiscence activities, crafts and physical activities.

Who do we work with?

We work with older adults whose needs can be met within a group environment.

How to access the service

Referral can be made by a prespective service user, family members, carers, Adult Mental Health Teams, Social Services or other agencies such as The Alzheimer’s Society. Once a referral is received, a visit to the club is arranged to meet the staff team. An initial assessment meeting will take place with the Older Adults’ Service Coordinator to establish whether the service can meet the individual’s needs.

Referral Form

To find out more about our Fees, please click here.

Information and Services related to Dementia

The Buckinghamshire Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways.

Please click here to access: https://dementiaroadmap.info/buckinghamshire/


Older Adults’ Service Leaflet

If you feel you require any support to access this service, for example hearing loop, translator or mobility aids, please call 01494 463364 or email info@bucksmind.org.uk and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.