It is a sobering thought that there are an increasing number of individuals who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s or some form of memory loss. Such a disability can easily lead to a loss of identity of self and others as the familiar becomes unfamiliar. All to soon loneliness and isolation can become the norm. At St Barnabas we are opening a Memory Cafe for all in our local community where those suffering from any form of memory loss, together with their carers, can come to spend time in fellowship in a non-threatening environment. Memory games, music and song are only some of the activities that we will take place along with tea and cake.
Do you know of anyone with memory loss or who is a carer for someone with this disability? If so please let them know of this new initiative.
The Memory Cafe will be open in the church each Thursday from 11.30 am to 1pm, beginning on the first week of August. This will complement our Thursday Pop-In which will continue to run from 2.30 - 3.45pm in the large hall.