On Friday 19 May, during Dementia Awareness Week, we will host our first Memory Lane Café. The new monthly sessions will provide a forum for people living with dementia, carers, and their friends and family. The free of charge reminiscence session will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm, and will use objects and activities to stimulate senses and aid the recall of prior experiences.
The Memory Lane Café is our reminiscence café. It provides an opportunity for people living with dementia and memory loss, accompanied by their family and/or carers to visit a safe and understanding environment.
The Memory Lane Café, a free of charge event, will take place on the third Friday of each month. Each session will be themed, and will utilise images and objects from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s to stimulate the recall of experiences. The first theme, spring flowers, will focus on folklore, customs, traditions and superstitions, including May Day celebrations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in small craft projects.
Those wishing to attend Memory Lane Café must phone 01283 245 100 to secure a place as space is extremely limited. Attendees will receive a free car parking voucher for the day of their visit and vouchers that will entitle everyone in their party to a hot drink and cake at a reduced price of £3.95.Read more