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Golf Business News – Mytime Active Reintroduces Dementia Golf Sessions

Bromley-based charitable trust Mytime Active is reintroducing dementia golf sessions at its Bromley Golf Center – one of many activities the social enterprise offers to support residents living with dementia and their carers.

To mark Dementia Action Week (13-19 May) – the Alzheimer Society’s annual campaign to bring people together to take action against dementia – Mytime Active is also hosting a dementia-friendly indoor street party with afternoon tea and entertainment at Crofton Halls in Orpington on May 22, 2.30pm.

Dementia Friendly Mytime Active pay-as-you-go golf sessions are run by Bromley Golf Center coach Tristan Hodgkinson, who is Dementia Friendly Coach. The one-hour practice sessions take place on the driving range and are ideal for keen golfers now living with dementia as well as people who are completely new to golf. The sessions are followed by a social gathering at the club house.

Ann Wilbourn, Mytime Active Primetime manager and trained dementia champion, explains: “We create a dementia friendly community through a range of activities. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, by 2025 more than one million people in the UK will be diagnosed with dementia. It is our responsibility to make sure our community is aware and understanding of this condition and to help those diagnosed get more out of life by being active.

“Golf is a safe, gentle activity, and with Tristan’s guidance, participants get a golfing experience without having to worry about losing their way on the course or messing up.

“Research has shown that golf is an activity that creates muscle memory, so even if the person doesn’t remember how to walk a golf course, they will remember how to play. It’s an outdoor activity that’s great for mental wellbeing and carers can join for free.”

To find out more about Mytime Active golf sessions for dementia visit www.mytimeactive.co.uk/locations/bromley-golf-centre

Golf has been proven to have a positive impact on mental well-being