Memory cafes offer peer support, advice, information for people with memory problems and their carers

What is a Memory Café?

Memory Cafés 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.  They are supported by a team of volunteers and aim to offer a welcoming and empathic environment.

Activities vary according to peoples’ preferences; however, they typically include elements to encourage reminiscence, such as music, poetry, photos and quizzes.  Arts and crafts also feature, 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 are no charges (although donations gratefully accepted) and people are welcome to just turn up on the day.

Activities vary according to peoples’ preferences; however, they typically include elements to encourage reminiscence, such as music, poetry, photos and quizzes.  Arts and crafts also feature, as well as games that are stimulating and fun.

When and where do they take place?

Exminster Memory Café

  • 3rd Friday of the month (No memory café in December 2016 - Christmas Party details to follow)
  • 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Exminster Victory Hall, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BU

St James Memory Café

  • 2nd Thursday of the month (No memory café in December 2016 - Christmas Party details to follow)
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • St James’ Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, EX4 7AH

Pinhoe Memory Café 

  • 3rd Thursday of the month (No memory café in December 2016 - Christmas Party details to follow)
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • America Hall, Sunnylands Room, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PX 

St Thomas Memory Café

  • 3rd Monday of the month (No memory café in December 2016 - Christmas Party details to follow) 
  • 2pm-4pm
  • St Thomas Methodist Church Foyer, Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1JE

Starcross Memory Café

  • 1st Tuesday of the month (No memory café in December 2016 - Christmas Party details to follow) 
  • 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Westbank Charity Shop, The Strand, Starcross, EX6 8PA

For more information:

Please contact Vicky Hutchinson on tel: 07736 222505

Email: [email protected]

Or contact a member of the Volunteering Team at Westbank on tel: 01392 824752