The memory Café is for those who live with one of the many forms of memory loss, together with their carers, family or friends.
We meet at the Betjeman centre in Southern Way, Wadebridge from 2pm to 4pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month, unless there is an outing arranged.
What happens at our meetings? When we arrive, we collect our personalised first name badgers, which we wear to help with recognition and conversation.
After a welcome to all, especially our new members, we have a short presentation on News and Views, What’s Happened? What’s happening.
We sit around tables to ensure everyone can see the screen. The sessions are designed to promote conservation in a warm and friendly environment, where no one is made to feel challenged.
Our facilitator thinks up ways to get us talking to each other and sharing memories. We do this in a light-hearted way through creating some team spirit using a big screen and table computers to look at pictures to help our conservations. The opportunity is never missed to share interesting thoughts, fascinating facts and join in a familiar song.
At about a 3pm we take a break for ta and cakes and a chat. Some afternoons we invite guests to entertain us with dance, music or crafts.
Some of our volunteers are on hand and professionally qualified to talk on a one to one basis for any care questions.
The Wadebridge memory café Association relies on donations to meet our costs or rent, equipment, outings and any fees. We do a small raffle that guests contribute prizes to, which meets our refreshment cost plus a little extra. Details of activities can be found at: www.wmca.btck.co.uk or contact membership secretary Margaret Lovell on 07551 395188.
2019 Memory Cafe dates:
July 13th & 27th
August 10th & 11th
September 14th & 28th
October 12th & 26th
November 9th & 23rd
December 7th & 21st