What is a memory cafe?

Memory cafes exist to provide support, activities and information in a relaxed social environment for people either with memory loss or who are concerned about memory loss, and their carers. A team of volunteers support and aim to offer a welcoming and empathic environment.

What can I expect at a memory café?

Activities vary according to peoples’ preferences; however, they typically include elements to encourage reminiscences such as music, poetry, photos and quizzes, arts and crafts as well as games that are stimulating and fun. On occasion, guest speakers attend to talk about topics that are of particular relevance and interest to attendees.

Refreshments such as tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, there is no charge (although donations are gratefully accepted).

Do I need to book a place?

Our memory cafes at St Thomas, St James and Starcross are all drop-in sessions.  We also delivery memory café events at other locations such as RAMM and Powerderham Castle, which we ask you to book in advance.

For more information about the memory cafes or to book a place at an outing please contact Vicky Hutchinson on:

t: 01392 824752 / 07736 222505 or e: [email protected]