Posted on 20th February, 2006
People living in the Torbay area are being given the opportunity to attend the official launch of the Memory Café at the Chadwell Centre in Paignton on Monday 27th February between 10.00am-12.00. The launch of the café is open to anyone who wants information on memory and ageing and staff from the Chadwell Centre and volunteers from the local Alzehimer’s Society will be on hand to talk through any problems or concerns people may have about memory problems. As Sylvia Wheadon, Community Mental Health Day Treatment Manager, comments: “We would like to encourage any one who is worried about their memory or someone they care for to come along to the launch of the Memory Café. It will be an informal, friendly event, for people to find out more about issues related to memory, get practical advice and support and talk with professionals about their concerns. “It can be a distressing time for people who may not know who to turn to for support or guidance about their worries. By holding the café we provide a relaxed atmosphere for people to talk and share their experiences which helps to reduce anxieties and the isolation that is often felt when faced with memory problems. “ The Memory Café is a ‘drop in’ service for people with memory problems and for those who care for someone with memory problems. It’s held every Monday between 10.00am and 12.00 at the Chadwell Centre in Paignton for people to come along for advice and support, to have the opportunity to meet others and to have a coffee and a chat. It is free of charge – although donations are always gratefully received.