Memory Cafe

RE Opening :

As From Wednesday Morning 19th May 2021

There is a ‘Memory Cafe’  here in Wiveliscombe and we meet at the Silver Street Centre Wiveliscombe.

We open every Wednesday Morning 10.30am to 12 pm

This Memory Café will be open to all people who may be experiencing memory loss, for whatever reason.

The café will be opening even Wednesday at the Silver Street Centre, as a ‘drop in’ a with a more organised event / session.

Where can I get support and advice?

We can answer all your questions about dementia and give you tips if you find it difficult to follow the NHS advice about coronavirus. 

  • Call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456.
  • Or, if you speak Welsh, call our Welsh-speaking Dementia Connect support line on 03300 947 400.
  • Visit our website for the most up to date information and advice.

·        Join our online community Talking Point where you can connect with others affected by dementia in a similar situation.

·        Use our Dementia Connect online support tool to find dementia information and support that is right for you.

What is a Memory Cafe?

A Memory Cafe is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of the dementias or other brain disorders. 

Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment.

Here’s what to might expect if you visit our Wivey Memory Café.

Three facts worth knowing

1. Wivey Memory Café will be held on a regular basis, once a fortnight, (1stand 3rdThursday). We are located in a place that is easy to access, at the Silver Street. The Centre is a Disabled friendly venue.

2. Tables are laid out ‘café style’ and tea, coffee and biscuits are served (you might be asked to make a donation).

3. Our Memory cafe will run by people (including volunteers) who have experience and can offer you support and encouragement so you should receive a warm welcome. If you want to have a chat or get some help or advice, a support team might be available. (A memory café is not the same as a memory clinic where a formal diagnosis of dementia can be made)

Benefits of going to a memory café

You (and your carer) can both socialise and chat with other like-minded people, and curb feelings of loneliness and isolation.

You can both have some fun! We plan to provide stimulating activities (Board Games, Music, Art etc) for carers and people with dementia which can help prevent boredom and aid relaxation

You can talk about personalissues that you might be worried about, with people who understand.

For More information contact: Martyn or Felicity 01984 623991

Supported by Wivey Evangelical Church and Wivey Cares.