New memory cafe opens in Thirsk
A monthly ‘Memory Cafe’ is to launch in Thirsk to support people who are living with dementia.
The event, which is run by Thirsk Community Care and Home Instead Senior Care is designed to offer a safe and relaxed social gathering place for local people living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementia.
Family, friends and carers will also be welcome to come along to the cafe, which will offer a light lunch and refreshments, as well as a range of activities, support and advice from trained staff and volunteers. Carers will also be offered peer support and advice.
The cafe's first meeting will be on March 15th 2018 at East Thirsk Community Hall and will then take place on the third Thursday of each month between noon and 2pm.
The Memory Cafe is a pilot project which is funded by Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire County Council Stronger Communities.
“We are excited to launch a Memory Cafe here in Thirsk to support so many people here in our community who live with dementia.
This will be a fantastic place for those who live with dementia and their caregivers to meet, have fun and relax.”
Thirsk Community Care
For more information about the Memory Cafe, or for reservations, contact Mandy Park at Thirsk Community Care on 01845 523 115.