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Our Reviews

Dave Looby

We recently found this amazing place in Crosby, run by Michell and her husband. My Mum has been going twice a week and is loving her time there. She has made new friends and has lots of activities to do each day. They enjoy the fresh air in the lovely garden. There is dancing and a movie room to watching older movies to invoke memories. Lots of other activity rooms as well. We can't thank Michelle enough for her advice along with her friendly, caring and professional attitude.

Elaine Deaves

Our lovely Mum was an Active Minds Member for the past few years until she sadly had to go into a nursing home. Michelle, Mike and her family became part of our extended family, looking after mum, making sure she was safe and stimulated and we could go to work etc with peace of mind. The centre is amazing, decorated with lots of pictures and nostalgia. Emphasis on keeping members mobile, stimulated as much as possible so lots of music, dancing, trips out involved. Links with other agencies also and getting involved in dementia awareness. Its a brilliant centre and could not recommend it more. 5 stars *****

Sharon Looby

My mum goes here twice a week and it's honestly the best thing we have done for her. She feels safe here, she doesn't feel silly like she sometimes does around others for being forgetful, she has so much fun each time from dancing to sports days. She loves the staff like they are family. Keep up the good work


Mum has just started attending active minds for the last 2 weeks and it has been an absolute godsend. Michelle and Mollie have been fantastic with my mum Beryl, and the centre is amazing. Lots of activities for mum to do, and they even organise trips out, which mum loves. They send pictures of her trips out and the activities that she participates with in the centre, they have gone out of their way to make mum feel at home, and have also been there to give us some fantastic advice. If I could give it ten stars I would

Helen Cook

Michelle and Michael are very caring and dedicated people. They run a great centre packed with activities to support those living with dementia. Dad really enjoys his time at the centre and loves the trips/activities that are organised away from the centre. Everything they do is aimed at helping to stimulate the brain and hopefully reduce/slow down the impact of dementia on the service users and their family. They are very friendly, approachable and keep me fully informed about activities and any concerns they have for Dad. I would be lost without the service they provide and the support they offer.

Pauline Jackson

My father has been attending the day centre for a number of months now and I cannot praise Michelle, Mike and their staff highly enough for the care and attention they give to him and everyone who attends. His complex medical needs are well catered for and my mother kept informed in this respect. Michelle was a huge help with guidance and a advice earlier in the year when my father was in hospital. The activities, fun and games which are organised help keep dad in good spirits and health. The place is a gem - wish we had known about it years ago!


Active minds centre is just amazing. I can’t thank nor recommend Michelle and Mike enough for all their fabulous work they do, they’re just amazing! My mum loves it! They’re so hard working and make sure days are fun filled with numerous different activities including days out. Absolute life saver.

Karen Davies

My husband has only recently joined the centre and has settled in well. He enjoys taking part in the activities which are well thought out and stimulating The staff are fantastic, very friendly and have created a lovely atmosphere of carering and fun. Support is also given to us, which I appreciate very much. I also like that photos and videos are sent to me showing my husband taking part in the activities. Which makes me feel we made the right decision to send him there.

Mollie Blair

I have worked at active minds day centre for about 3 years now and I have loved every minute of it. I love coming into work every morning and welcoming in the most amazing elderly people, everyone is so lovely and each member of the club has their own wonderful personality. Every day is different but we always have a good time and a good laugh. I really enjoy sitting with all of our lovely members and reminiscing about the good old days and listening to each ones life story. We are really passionate about enriching the lives of our clients through so many different activities like having a sing along, arts and crafts, exercise, baking, dancing, gardening, reminiscing and so much more. I don't think of this as working as I enjoy the days as much as the clients

Joan McMullen

The centre is absolutely amazing My mother-in-law has a fantastic time when she goes. Michelle, Michael and all the staff treat her like a family member Which is exactly what you want for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Thank you so much

Gemma Walsh-kendall

Thank you Michelle and staff for your care and attention to detail when you care for our loved ones, my husband loves his music, and was in a barbershop chorus. ,and he loves playing his harmonica and joining in if there is a band on.

Chris Harris

Michelle and Mike are brilliant can't rate them high enough my mother in law was always cared for in such a loving way I would recommend active minds to everyone

Elaine Deaves

Just a fantastic, one of a kind day centre for older Relatives who may have onset of Dementia. Mum has been attending for a few years now, and its so noticeable how stimulated and well the centre keeps her, especially during the pandemic.. not sure what we would have done without Michelle and her family who kept the centre running alongside guidelines as much as they were able to throughout. Can not recommend this centre any more... would give 10 stars if I could!!

Kevin Sutherland

Active Minds has been an amazing respite for all of the family. The centre is run like a social club, with lots of stimulation. My father, who has Alzheimer’s, has enjoyed every single day of his time with the dedicated and compassionate team.

Brenda Lovett

Mum always loves going to the day centre everyone is extremely welcoming and always smiling

Sylvia Lippa

This day care centre has been a lifeline to my father and family. After years of caring for my dad, we were struggling to find a place to keep him happy and active.

Unfortunately, due to his mental health issues it was hard to find a place where he felt safe. I also, as his daughter and carer wanted somewhere that would be a home from home and would look after dad with love and compassion. We were very lucky to find it here. From the moment we went to see it dad settled.

Michelle and Mike are a godsend and it feels like we ae leaving dad with family. It is fantastic that he is now socialising with people his own age.

This is so much more than care. He has recently been diagnosed dementia and without this place, it would be a daunting prospect to face, with Michelle's

and Mike's help things will be much brighter for dad and us. Their guidance and care makes huge difference in our lives. I cannot recommend this

place enough for your loved ones.

Debi Jones

I'd like to say huge thank you to Michelle and Mike w run the Active Minds Day Centre in Marldon Road, Crosby.

At the grand old age of 94, mum needs a quite a bit more looking after now, which is obviously difficult when you both work full time and the centre is a Godsend. She goes three days a week and they have absolutely everything she could wish for films, dancing, a lovely garden where they go to listen live music (weather permitting), and even a nice glass of Baileys before lunch.

I think I'll book in there myself! The main thing about the centre is the kindness that is shown to everyone who goes. There are never too many people there. So everyone gets individual attention. Mum tells me she's even got a 72 year-old toyboy who she dances with!!

Thanks again to Michelle and Mike, you';re doing a wonderful job..

Sandra Kinsley

And what a wonderful Christmas party it was.

Well done and a big thank you to Michelle and Mike and all your caring staff who look after and entertain your clients in such a professional way. The kind of social interaction you provide is invaluable. And for this, and all your hard work, we are very grateful.

Happy Christmas.

Ann Connor

I popped in to pick mum up and e party was in full swing, most up dancing. Was lovely.

Thank you by o all who organised it.

Brenda Lloyd

What a lovely party. Food gorgeous. All ready for Christmas decorations lovely. The entertainment was brilliant.

Thank you all for a great afternoon...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

Laurina King

Fantastic Michelle. Wishing you all the very best in your endeavours. God be with you. You are amazing.

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