Our Dementia Café, which is based at our site in Heald Green, opened on December 3rd. It will be open on the first Tuesday of every month between 1pm and 3pm.
Forming part of the hospice’s Being You Centre, the Dementia Café will help to support people in enjoying life activities for as long as possible, enable them to meet others in a similar situation and aid them in adjusting to changes in their personal circumstances. Visitors will also have the opportunity to talk to a dementia specialist nurse if they wish.
The team at our Being You Centre have worked closely with NHS Pennine Care dementia specialists to deliver the new service.
Anyone who feels that they could benefit from coming along to our Dementia Café can pop in on the first Tuesday of the month between 1pm and 3pm. As well as being able to get to know other people with dementia and their families, visitors can take part in art and craft activities, such as creating memory boxes. There will also be quiet areas and break out rooms if people need some quiet time and they will even be able to have a massage from our complementary therapist. In addition there will also be someone for visitors to speak to about their spiritual needs whether they have a specific faith or not. Rachel McMillan , Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Clinical Services at St Ann’s