The Dementia Cafe
Bidford Dementia Café is the initiative of the Patients Participation Group (PPG) linked to the Bidford Health Centre and fully supported by the Practice Partners.
It is open to all
The aim of the Café is to provide a safe and homely environment to help and support people with memory problems / dementia and their families, carers, and volunteers to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable morning by socialising and participating in activities and sharing experiences with each other.
The Café is run by volunteers on a weekly basis every Monday (except Bank Holidays) between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm on a “drop in” basis, at Westholme Court in Bidford on Avon, B50 4AL. The Café is free of charge and refreshments are available. It is open to residents in Bidford and the surrounding areas.
There is a programme of activities which includes socialising, playing various games, musical and photographic memories, entertainment, presentations and various forms of exercise. You will be able to just sit and chat or join in with some social games and activities. We want you to feel a warm, friendly and social atmosphere and leave feeling that you have had a nice time.
In addition carers will have the opportunity to meet each other in order to get the much needed support they need. There will also be regular monthly group meetings for the carers including specialised talks from professionals.
As the Café gets more established then more activities and events will be added to the programme for everyone. We want to get to know you and understand your requirements in order to provide the help and support that everyone needs.
You can tell us what support you are looking for, it may be, for example:
- Coping strategies · Coping with stress · Benefits · Homes checks · Home Help and Carers Short Break Services · Planning the future · Power of Attorney · Wills · Support services and signposting
We are here to help in any way we can, there is no need to feel alone!
For further information Telephone: Wendy on 0771 364 8716 (if no reply please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible)