Town mayor to open Thornbury’s second memory cafe to help meet demand

June 22 2017

THORNBURY’s second memory cafe is about to be officially opened by the town mayor after welcoming its first users.

THORNBURY’s second memory cafe is about to be officially opened by the town mayor after welcoming its first users.

The facility is needed to help meet a demand from people with dementia and their carers who live in and around the town.

An original cafe run in the Methodist church hall in Castle Court twice a month has been well used for more than five years and continues to offer its service.

Now the new Haven Memory Cafe will provide a similar facility in the United Reformed Church, Chapel Street.

It will be launched on Friday, June 23, from 10.15am-11.45am, with mayor Helen Harrison performing the official opening on the morning of Friday, July 7.

The cafe, to be run by local volunteers, will then be open on the first and third Friday of each month.

Spokesman Robin Pencavel said it would provide a comfortable, relaxing and supportive venue with refreshments and either entertainment or another activity.

Visitors will also be able to get practical information, ask questions and share experiences, as well as meet friends over tea or coffee.

Leaflets giving more information are available in places such as local churches, GP surgeries and the town hall.

Meanwhile, the original memory cafe is open at the same time on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, except in August, with volunteers welcoming users.

For further information, contact Sue Rowley on 01454 412941 or Louise Wright on 01454 260371. People can also just turn up when the cafe is open.