Alcester Café is a drop-in café, held twice weekly, dedicated to help support people with memory problems / dementia, their families, carers, former carers and interested professional people.
Run on a weekly basis, every Tuesday and Friday (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day) from 10.30am-12.30pm, at the Jubilee Centre.
The Café provides opportunities to share emotions in a safe environment and help prevent isolation and encourage peer support.
The Café is run by a group of volunteers whose main aims are to help support you providing information on dementia and dementia care in a variety of formats.
What to expect at the Café…
On your arrival you will be greeted by a volunteer who will welcome you to the Café and offer you tea or coffee.
You can then select to chat or join in an activity or listen to a presentation (depending what’s on offer that week). Activities change each week and a monthly programme is available from the café.
The Café is free of charge.
The Café is located off St. Faiths Road at the back of the schools. (Turn after school railings into a narrow road and the Jubilee Centre is at the end of the road). There is plenty of parking outside the hall.
The choice of what to do and how long to stay is entirely yours….
The programme consists of:
- Social cafés – chatting, games with cards, dominoesor bingo
- Talks including those from Alzheimer’s, Age UK, WRAP (Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project).
- Speakers and Presentations
- Musical Memories / Music and singing
- Exercise in various formats
- Carers Groups
Music and the Café
Each month the café will include “musical memories” where everyone who wishes can join in the singing. These sessions should help to reduce stress and to increase circulation as the diaphragm massages the inner organs. There is evidence that immune responses are improved by group singing.
Also included are visits from musicians(Benji, Tony), choir leader (Singing with Margaret), pianists (John) etc providing musical entertainment for all.
A carers’ group for families and friends who look after people with dementia will be held regularly. People with dementia will be looked after at the Café – please ask at the Café for information.
Loan of Equipment
Alcester Café has a variety of equipment to help make life easier at home. Picture telephones, one button radios, pill dispensers and much more. Please ask for details….