Café Supporting Dementia Community is 1 Today

Home Instead Senior Care, the quality home care option for the people living in  Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas, is delighted to announce that its Memory Café based at St James Church centre in Mere Green is 1 year old.

Sally Clough, Director of Home Instead said; “the team led by Sue Bevington, have made a massive difference to the community by organising a weekly café for people living with Dementia. Every Thursday morning 10am till 12pm, Sue and her colleagues meet and greet the regulars and have a few hours of fun whether it quizzes, exercise, reminiscence, games, singing or dancing. Everyone has enormous fun and its fantastic to see the stimulation this gives the people living with dementia”

The celebrations for their 1 year party was heralded with the help of Alison Room, a professional entertainer who very kindly donated her time free to support our café members. Sally said “ music is an important therapy to help people living with dementia and its fantastic fun too. Alison was prepared in advance and brought with her all the song sheets so that everyone could sing along.”

Sally and the team at Home Instead deliver specialist care and support to people living with Dementia. The Caregivers are highly trained and the relationship which is built due to consistency of Caregiver visits is so very important to ensure a routine is maintained. Sally said “we are passionate about helping clients stay independent within their own homes, but the Café was set up for the community, its not just for our clients, anyone is welcome”.

The Memory Café at St James church hall is an informal meeting place that’s free of charge and an opportunity to speak to both experts and people understanding of the day to day challenges of living with Dementia.

For more information please call Sue Bevington 0121 323 4200

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home