Weekly memory café

The Memory Café, takes place in the Victorian park's tea room every Wednesday and enables individuals and families to meet other people with the condition, take part in activities, share their experiences and find out more about the help and support available to them, all while enjoying some delicious food and drink from the café.

The café is run by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Catering Team and Councillor Peter Bilson, Cabinet Member for City Assets, said: "Our catering team provide the Meals on Wheels service and so our staff meet people living with dementia and other similar conditions on a daily basis.

"They wanted to continue to provide support in another way by giving people living with dementia and their families a place to come and meet.

"The café is in a wonderful setting which in itself is peaceful and beautiful and so makes for a great venue in which people with diagnosed dementia and their friends and carers can meet, chat and get informal support.

"They can expect a welcoming environment where everyone understands the challenges of the condition, and of caring for someone who is living with it. At the same time, they can enjoy hot or cold drinks, cakes and other delicious snacks from the tea room."

As well as the Memory Café, the council in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Society run 3 Dementia Cafés in the city. These take place at Linden House, Tettenhall Road, on the first Tuesday of the month from 10am to 12pm, Wednesfield Community Centre, Well Lane, from 10am to 12pm on the second Tuesday of the month and Bilston People's Centre, Wolverhampton Street, on the first Friday of the month from 2pm to 4pm.

The Memory Café is held at West Park tea room every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.

For further information, please call the tea room on 01902 552122 or visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/news/...

Alzheimer's Society