Bright Shadow

Zest Communities

Programmes of creative activities for people with dementia to come to with their relatives, friends and carers to have fun and build relationships together.


A Brighter way

Zest Communities is unlike any other day service for older people or people with dementia. Each session features high-quality, creative activities that are challenging, interesting and fun. Whilst we facilitate activities in a way that is inclusive for people with dementia, we do not make dementia a feature of what we do. We prefer to see our group as a collection of individuals who have come together to be creative and build community, it just so happens that some of the group have dementia or other memory problems.

Making a difference

"It’s so different to anything else out there. There is always something happening. At other groups I just have to sit there and might as well be at home. But here we interact and they make sure I am able to join in".

"This project doesn’t treat you as if there is something wrong with you. It challenges you but there’s very little mention of dementia".

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Our vision is to have Zest Communities running all over the UK as a viable alternative to traditional day services for older people and those living with dementia. Contact us if you would like to help us make this happen.