Dementia Action Week
Begins on Monday 20th May 2019
We at Tavistock Memory Café want to ensure that our community has the opportunity to learn just what dementia is and how we can ALL help those who are living with the illness, as well as those who are supporting them on their journey.
No-one could fail to be touched by BBC 1’s recent programme ‘Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure’
by knowing the facts and breaking down the stigma, Tavistock could truly say that it is also doing it’s bit to be ‘Dementia friendly’
Volunteers from the Memory Café will be on Bedford Square all day on Tuesday 21st May, and will also be holding a dedicated information session (with refreshments) in the Anchorage Centre (TASS), Chapel Street, Tavistock, on Friday 24th May from 10 until 12 noon …Please do come and chat to us.
A brief introduction
Since we began in 2006, our aim has been to provide local based support for those who are either living with a dementia or who are their carers, friends or family.
At our fortnightly sessions, we give people the opportunity to meet others who are in a similar situation, in a relaxed and social atmosphere – carers can access information, share concerns and experiences, while a range of stimulating activities is provided for their loved ones.
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and affiliated to the Tavistock Dementia Action Alliance, and Devon Memory Café Consortium, with whom we hold the Quality Assurance Mark.
Where do we meet?
We meet fortnightly at…
The Anchorage Centre
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New members are greeted by one of our team of enthusiastic volunteers, who ensure that they are introduced to others and helped to settle in and feel at ease.
Everyone wears name badges which help with recognition and conversation.
We do make a small charge of £1.50 per person at each visit, in order to cover refreshments.