Memory Cafe

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

We open on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 10.30am. to 12.30pm (dates below)

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

The café will be opening twice a month (1st and 3rd Thursdays) at the Silver Street Centre, as a ‘drop in’ a with a more organised event / session.

Dates of meetings this year: 2020

Thursday 2nd and 16th January 

Thursday 6th and 20th February

Thursday 5th and 19th March 

Thursday 2nd and 16th April.

Easter is the weekend of 10th/ 12th April 

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.