Just to remind people that we have moved to the meeting room at the Methodist Church at the top of Mill Street and held our first meeting there in August when Renata – a personal trainer – who came along and facilitated an armchair exercise session which everyone enjoyed.
On the 27th August we took a trip down the Tiverton Canal on a horse drawn barge. The weather was kind to us and the peaceful pace and beautiful scenery made it a wonderful experience.
We have two meetings in September – a talk from Alison from TorrAGE about the services they offer and at the second meeting a quiz.
From October we go back to one meeting a month – the second Thursday of each month - when we have a presentation by Legal Solutions to keep us informed about changes to the social care act and the financial implications.
The November meeting is on the 12th and we are hoping to have some musical entertainment that day.
It is important for people who have dementia to keep active and stimulated and at the memory café we try to provide activities which are fun, interesting and stimulating.
Keeping occupied and stimulated can improve quality of life for the person with dementia, as well as for those around them. Activities can act as an opportunity for fun and playfulness. They can also encourage independence, social inclusion, communication and expression of feelings.
If you or a family member are affected by memory loss then do come along and get a warm welcome from everyone at the café as well as getting support and information.
For further information then please contact Pauline on 01805 625969
Great Torrington Memory Café Coordinator
Tel: 01805 625969
We hope, that this, our Noticeboard page will give you an idea of the sort of activities that happen at the memory café. Also please check out our Facebook page, where updates are posted.
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