RCN 1172716, Poole

We enable older people and carers to lead independent and fulfilling lives, by enhancing their health and well-being. PramaLife works across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and east Dorset, offering a range of community-based activities which lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.

PramaLife is a Dorset charity that provides care and opportunities for older people & carers.


We do this by providing 60 support groups: Memory Lane Groups (for those living with dementia), Sporting Memories (dementia and reminiscence friendship clubs), Museum Memories (dementia and reminiscence friendship clubs), Carers Support Groups, Befriending services, Community Connectors (this is a buddying/ befriending scheme to re-integrate people back into community-based activities), Lunch Clubs, Coffee Mornings, Knit and Natter Groups, Art and Craft Activities and Exercise Clubs.

We presently work with over 1,000 people who attend these activities, the majority of whom would otherwise be lonely, isolated or facing social exclusion, over 200 people have dementia and/or they are their carers.


If you could make a small donation, it will enable us to:

  • Continue delivering our network of groups for 200+ people with dementia and their carers on a weekly basis.
  • Support people in between meetings with problems they are experiencing in their lives. For example, helping them with adaptations to their homes and/or support for carers who are struggling with their roles, such as applying for benefits or social care support.
  • Attract more participants to our groups. 
  • Add to the quality of our activities. e.g., We are exploring the use of Virtual Reality and we are working with partners, so we can access a greater range of reminiscence materials.
  • Recruit more volunteers and develop all our skills, to deliver better services.


Here is some feedback from one of the carers from a Memory Lane group: 

"They are simply superb; my Mother In-Law and others are uplifted on every occasion we and they attend their functions and Memory Classes. They enter the room, sometime morose, lonely and thinking they have forgotten everything and invariably leave in high spirits. This is due not only to the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and volunteers, but also the careful planning and presentations of past music, songs, films, photographs and so, so much more - all designed to draw from them memories they thought they had forgotten, restoring a measure of self-confidence often so lacking."

"My Mother-in-Law is often in low spirits despite the efforts of my wife and myself, but when I say to her “We are going to PramaLife today” she somehow remembers, smiles, becomes animated and quite honesty cannot get out of her flat fast enough. Thanks to PramaLife."

Thank you for your anticipated support.

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