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Golf Business News – Mytime Active is re-introducing dementia friendly golf sessions

Bromley-based charity, Mytime Active, is re-launching dementia-friendly golf sessions at its Bromley golf center – one of the many activities the social enterprise offers to support residents living with dementia, and their carers.

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

Mytime Active dementia friendly golf sessions are led by Bromley Golf Center coach Tristan Hodgkinson, who is trained to be a dementia friend. The hour-long coaching sessions take place on the driving range and are suitable for avid golfers now living with dementia, as well as people just starting to play golf. The sessions are followed by a networking meeting which will be held in the club house.

Ann Wilbourn, Mytime Active's Primetime manager and a trained dementia champion, explains: “We're building 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 have been diagnosed with dementia. It is our responsibility to ensure that our community knows and understands the condition and help those diagnosed to get more out of life by working.

“Golf is a safe, gentle activity and, guided by Tristan, participants get to experience golf without worrying about losing their way on the course or getting confused.

“Studies have shown that golf is an activity that creates muscle memory, so even though a person may not remember how to play golf, they will remember how to play it. It's an open and wonderful activity for mental health, and carers can join for free.”

To find out more about Mytime Active friendly golf sessions, visit

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