Memory café – Royston

With ageing demographics in the developed  world, there is an increasing number of people with memory difficulties and greater pressure on their carers. What is needed is welcoming support and respite to both, within our community, understanding of their difficulties.

The concept of a Memory Café has been around since the late 1990’s and  has developed in Europe, Australia and the USA. It provides a place where any member of the public, who feel that they, or a person they know, and  may have a short-term memory problem, can drop in without any appointment and talk to a volunteer. We aim to provide strong levels of  stimulation for our guests and an opportunity for carers to exchange  experiences and information. We encourage peer interaction and social contact with fun, games, singing, current topics of interest so that  friendships can develop. This informal setting provides emotional support and also reduces the isolation felt by people with dementia, their carers and families.We are committed to achieving the best quality of life for our  guests. We want to enable people with dementia to maintain the maximum  possible level of independence to remain in their home environment. Just as  importantly we try to provide help and comfort to their carers. Typically we  will have tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat followed by something of  interest  such as Lotto, songs from the musicals, reminiscence boxes, poems, flower  arranging, arts and crafts. We have been entertained by the Hand Bell  Ringers, the U3A Ukulele Band,Wimpole Home Farm. and visits from Spider  the Caring Dog. We are grateful for support from the local community and Tesco who have provided time, money and resources to the Cafe

Categories:
Activities for older people
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for:
N/A
Disclaimer: Please note that services on the Joy Marketplace are independent and are not necessarily endorsed by your locality/area.