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The MASE in HEDNESFORD

October 18, 2014 Uncategorized

The Hednesford group continues to be a great success and is held on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
The location is: The Aquarius Ballroom, Victoria Shopping Park, Hednesford, WS12 1BT
So why not come along we would be delighted to see you!


2017 MASE Meeting Dates

November 29, 2012 Uncategorized

What happens at a MASE?

The MASE aims to provide social support and information for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends so once a month, in Haughton, Rugeley, Cannock, Hednesford and Stafford,MASE Group will be held.
These locations have reasonable access by public transport and are in safe locations close to each town. The premises have wheel chair access, accessible toilets, car parking and catering facilities.

  • No charge is made for visitors to the MASE and we can even provide transport for you.
  • You will find on hand an assortment of leaflets from Health, Social Services, voluntary organisations and the private sector outlining services, benefits and resources available for people with dementia and their carers.
  • There is the opportunity to ask questions of professionals in a protected and confidential environment.
  • Each Carer receives a raffle ticket on entry and six prizes are raffled ensuring only Carers win a prize.
  • A buffet is included with a selection of  soft drinks or tea and coffee.
  • There is musical entertainment and the atmosphere changes to more of a social event where people sing along to the tunes and sometimes even dance.
  • Other alternative activities can take place, ‘Musical bingo’ or ‘Name that Tune’ which is then followed by a time for chatting and making new friends.

Please click on this link for : Dates of the MASE Groups 2017

Fantastic News The MASE Group has won an award for the Dignity in Care Award 2012


A very big thank you to those who completed a nomination form for the group they touched us very much.


Alice McMillan

Pictured with Daphne is Alice McMillan who cared for her husband with Alzheimer’s for many years.
Sadly he died last year in a Nursing Home, but Alice continues to attend the MASE, with friends that she has met through the MASE.She is a valuable asset to our Group and her experience can help to benefit others who are on the same sad journey of dementia.
Alice wrote a poignant letter in support of the MASE for the Dignity and Care Awards –please click on this link Carer’s view to read her wonderful nomination.
It is only when you read through this letter that the true value of the MASE groups is appreciated.

MASE on ‘You Tube’

December 2, 2011 Uncategorized

Please click on the logo below to see how the MASE Group is supporting Local people with dementia and their carers.

The Trustees of the MASE are sad to announce they will be closing the MASE in Great Wyrley after the Group on 6 July 2015.

This decision has not been an easy one to make; but sadly, although the numbers are still reasonable, we are not getting  enough local people attending to make this group viable for the Charity.

However there is light at the end of the tunnel, as Carers and cared for from Great Wyrley  will be made most welcome if they wish to attend the Hednesford Group which is held at the Aquarius Ballroom  WS15 2EH ,on the last Thursday of the month,  starting at 7.00  and ending at  9.00 .

We would extend our sincere thanks to Kim, Ken and Dave who welcomed us five years ago, and who have supported us every month.

Special thanks to Kim who always laid on a lovely buffet and looked after the needs of the MASE.

Also to our volunteers, past and present – you have all been wonderful and we could not have run the groups without your commitment to the MASE.

Monday 6th July will be the final Group at Great Wyrley, so let’s celebrate the fun we have shared and the lasting friendships that have been made over the past five years.