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PramaLife supports older people and carers across Dorset by providing a range of community-based activities, including support groups for people with dementia and their carers, exercise, crafts groups and social clubs.

PramaLife supports older people and carers across Dorset by providing a range of community activities. 

  • Activity Clubs

  • Befriending for Carers

  • Pop in groups

  • Friendship Line

  • Coffee Mornings

  • Dementia Friendly groups



Friendship line 

If you're feeling lonely, or just a bit out
of sorts, then give the PramaLife friendship line a call. All of our volunteers are local people, who will be happy to listen, or talk about whatever is on your mind.



We currently focus on Bournemouth, Christchurch, east Dorset and Poole offering a wide range of activities and services which look to directly tackle social isolation and lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. 

 Activities include:​

  • dementia and age friendly clubs,

  • carers’ befriending and support groups,

  • local community activities

  • inter-generational programmes


Some of our clubs focus on specific hobbies like gardening, sporting memories or keep fit, some support those living with dementia, others simply a space where people can talk over a coffee.  


During 2018/19 we supported 16,635 people, achieving significant outcomes for them.

Our aim is to see Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset recognised by the World Health Organisation as an "Age Friendly community".

Ageing is something that everyone does. We want it to be an enjoyable experience, where people retain their independence, self-worth and dignity. In achieving this our PramaLife services are influenced by local older people and carers,  then delivered and monitored with their involvement.


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"I love coming here, I was really nervous the first time to come on my own but everyone welcomed me, the group leader was really helpful and introduced me to people who have now become freinds I talk to away from the group. I love playing bingo, I think everyone should try going to a group like this, I feel a lot less lonely these days 

G W - Skinner Street Pop in 

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"Knit and natter - says it on the tin! 
None of us take it too seriously, its just a chance for us to chat about whats going on in our lives, or on TV while we are creative.
Its good for your mental health, and I can tell my family that I've been out when they call to check on me "

R S - Sebly Close K&N

Working with Partners 

We couldnt do what we do without the partnership working and financial support from our funders.

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