Rewarding Afternoon At First Dementia Tea Dance In Skelton

THEY came from far and wide. Some made their own way, others came with friends, relatives, carers, some on the recommendation of their GP.

Senses Wellbeing in Skelton was the venue, a dementia tea dance the event.

Such events have proved immensely popular at the Riverside since they started five months ago, this was the first time we had been involved in one in Skelton.

Residents of Brotton, Carlin How, Guisborough, Loftus, Markse and Skelton came together to share memories and to enjoy each other’s company over a cup of tea, cakes and sandwiches.

Music played, dancing took over once the sandwiches were gone and smiles and chatter radiated around the room.

Senses Wellbeing is popular, it’s easy to see why. The enthusiasm of Karen Winspear and her dedicated team of volunteers is infectious, and we’re delighted to add to their portfolio of events they put on for the communities of East Cleveland.

They have funding from Redcar and Cleveland Council until April 2023, while we have committed to sponsoring a tea dance on the fourth Friday of every month until the end of the year.

For more information on Senses Well Being e-mail Karen at

For more information the tea dances and other Foundation events in East Cleveland, e-mail Charlie at