Memory Café 

What is a Memory Café?

A Memory Café is a free ‘drop in’ service for anyone who has concerns about their memory or the memory of a loved one. It is open to people of all ages. Come in and get: Information, Advice, Support, Somebody to talk to, A cup of tea (or coffee), Some mental stimulation, Please bring with you a partner, family member or a friend.When and where is it held? The Memory Café is held every month on the 3rd Thursday afternoon from 2.30-4.30pm at The Avenue Church The Avenue Newton Abbot TQ12 6LP Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare & Newton Abbot Community Transport. Call the Co-ordinator for details.Who runs the Café? The café is run by experienced volunteers from KingsCare League of Friends and a nurse from the local Older Persons’ Mental Health team. The volunteers are there to welcome you, look after you and serve refreshments. The nurse is there to offer professional advice and informal memory screening. There is no charge for refreshments but donations are always welcome to help cover costs. Parking at the church is very limited. Osborne Street and Cricketfield car parks are both within easy walking distance.

As of January 2014, all our building based activities take place in the Avenue Church.

We run one of the many Memory Cafés that have been established by different volunteer groups across the county in response to the growing demand for services for people suffering from memory loss. They are a place where anyone who so suffers (or thinks they do) and their carers can come and get advice, information, support and to be among others with the same problems. Different activities take place each month and a representative of the Older Persons Mental Health team is always on hand to listen or offer basic memory tests and/or advice.


When held – 3rd Thursday of the month from 2.30-4.15 Cost – no charge is made but everyone is encouraged to buy a raffle ticket. For details.

 

Dr Mark Clarvis (chairman) opening the Memory Café

 Tel: 01626 357090 Email: office@kingscare.co.uk
 Maggie Bonnell, Co-ordinator KingsCare League of Friends The Surgery Whiteway Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot TQ12 3HN kingscare.L83004@nhs.net
 Memory Café The Avenue Church Newton Abbot TQ12 6LP Open from 2.30-4.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month