April 2014

Our April meeting in the Village Hall at Crantock was the usual friendly, social gathering we have come to expect.  Although based in Crantock, our aim has always been to support those suffering from memory loss who live further afield, as well as in the village, and we have been delighted how far the news has spread since we opened for the first time in January.
Our usual selection of games, puzzles and ‘memory joggers’ to stimulate conversation were on offer, as well as a soothing hand massage!  After a delicious selection of home-made cakes and a cup of tea we played an amusing game of bingo based around bird names with winners rewarded with small, but delicious Easter eggs!
We were very pleased to welcome Lisa Shuttlewood, our local County Councillor. This was her second visit to us, as she had attended our opening session in January, and she has been actively supportive of our group ever since.  Lisa presented a projector to the Memory Cafe which was purchased with funds from her Cornwall Councillor’s Community Grant and this enabled us to then watch a short video about 1960’s domestic life.
If you, or anyone you know, are thinking of joining us for next month’s Memory Cafe please note that due to the May Bank Holiday we will be meeting one week later on Monday 12th May from 2pm to 4pm in Crantock Village Hall.  A warm and friendly welcome awaits you, and we are free to all those suffering from a degree of memory loss and their carers.

If you would like further information please ring Joan on 01637 831347 or Di on 01637 830544.