‘Still Me’ is a friendship group every Wednesday at 2.00pm to 4.00pm, which meets at the Salvation Army building, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop S80 1ET.
The group is suitable for all, as well as those with a dementia diagnosis (including Working Age Dementia) and their families and carers, people with mental health concerns or social isolation. ‘Still Me’ aims to bring people together to share and support one another. Join them for a cuppa and a warm welcome.
One of the group, a 94-year-old lady called Gladys, often entertains fellow members with her poems. Here we share one:
Forgetter Be Forgotten
My forgetter’s getting better but my rememberer is broke.
To you that may seem funny but, to me, that is no joke.
For when I’m here I’m wondering if I really should be there
And when I try to think it through I haven’t got a prayer!
Oft’ time I walk into a room, say “What am I here for?”
I wrack my brain but all in vain, a zero is my score!
At times I put something away where it is safe, but ‘gee’
The person it is safest from is generally me!
When shopping I may see someone, say “Hi” and have a chat
Then when the person walks away I think ‘Now who was that?’
Oh! My forgetter’s getting better while my rememberer is broke
And it’s driving me plumb crazy and it really is no joke!