REDDITCH’S memory cafe will be reopening next week for the first time since the pandemic forced it to close.
The free cafe will reopen on July 6 at Astwood Bank Club and will continue between 2pm and 4pm on the first Thursday of each month.
It will be run by Redditch Kingfisher Rotary and will offer
activities and support for those suffering from dementia or memory loss as well as their families and carers.
Activities will include music and mobility, crafts and bingo.
Rotary club members took part in a short training program which helped them learn more about people living with dementia and how to better understand how to support another person.
Project lead and Rotarian, Amanda Watkin has first-hand experience of helping people with dementia as her partner’s father developed the condition as well as Parkinson’s.
She said: “Access to services is really challenging.
“To be able to provide a local centre where people can just have some time out from their home environment and meet with others is vital to wellbeing.”
“It doesn’t matter about people’s ability or even willingness to participate, it’s about just having something that everybody can feel a part of, even if it is just by being an observer and enjoying seeing other people do things.”
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