KINMEL BAY MEMORY CAFÉ launched this week with huge success! The BRAND-NEW service is for people affected by memory problems, including those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. It’s a chance for like-minded people to socialise, have a cup of tea and enjoy some stimulating activities.
Arranged, setup and hosted by Home Instead, the café will be running every last Monday of each month at 2pm, thanks to the support of the Kinmel Bay Community Library. It is free to attend, although donations are welcomed to contribute towards the cost of refreshments provided.
Other support has come from ASDA Kinmel Bay who donated a hamper of refreshments, Clara Bloom who provided entertainment from the 1920’s to present day, Dawn Roberts who donated lots of the café items and Owen Roberts from Roberts Signs who kindly provided the library with new Dementia Friendly signage.
Approximately 50 people were in attendance which included representatives from North Wales Police, Gamlins Solicitors, Conwy Communities First, Denbighshire Social Services, Clara Jones from Conwy Wellbeing Team, Chris and Jayne Roberts, as well as many local residents.
The open event gave the public an opportunity to see how the Memory Café works, what kind of things are likely to take place, as well as being able to meet the team who will be running it directly. Home Instead wanted to offer those potentially interested in the service an opportunity to become familiar with the surroundings and the team members.
Others who have dedicated their support for the continuing events include Swayne Johnson, Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Pam Davey has also donated twiddle items to the Memory Café in memory of her mother-in-law who had Alzheimer’s.
The overall aim is to create a safe environment for those affected by memory problems to get out of the house.
Our team are very passionate about making this a success after their own personal experiences with loved ones living with dementia. Hopefully this new service will be taken full advantage of by local residents and will continue to be a great success.
If you would like to know more about the event, or to confirm your place, please contact [email protected].