Kinmel Bay Memory Cafe Success!

 

Following the great turnout we had at the launch, we were hopeful that the sessions would see similar interest- so far, so good!

Our first session was very well attended and fun was had by all.

After having Clara Bloom performing at the launch, we thought we would carry on with the music theme and hosted our own music bingo, featuring iconic rock and roll songs.

The group included those living with dementia, their family and friends, all of which really seemed to enjoy the activity. Everyone was singing and dancing along!

We also had a chance to mingle with everyone and passed around some of the dementia-friendly activities that have been purchased from the Alzheimer’s Society. This included smell and connect cards. Each card had a distinct smell and related image to help stimulate memories.

It was great to see some many people get involved, knowing that no one would judge them and most are in a similar situation.

The monthly meetings provide a setting in which people with memory problems can be free from awkwardness and stigma, allowing fun and laughter to be shared. It’s a place where everyone can interact, laugh, cry, find support, develop friendships and share experiences without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood.

Memory Cafes are running throughout the country but each one is different as there is no real agenda to stick to. The group has full control over what activities take place, as it’s important for them to have something they can enjoy and engage in. Suggestions are always welcomed and the flexible nature of the group means there’s the opportunity to cater to a variety of interests.

The meeting is free, but we do ask you to book a place to ensure everyone is catered for.

Call the Home Instead office on 01745 772150 to book.