July 2015

On the first Monday in July we met again and were very pleased to be joined by ‘Cameo’ – our musical friends from St Columb Minor. Before they arrived, however, we welcomed several new members, as well as old friends, and also introduced two professional visitors: Sinead, the Primary Care Dementia Practitioner for Newquay, and Ros, a social worker for ‘Shared Lives South West’ – a registered charity which offers day support and respite services for carers. Both ladies were available to provide support and advice to Memory Cafe members, and we were delighted that they also entered into the spirit of the afternoon by joining in our memory-teasing games and quizzes based on well known proverbs and expressions, and songs from the musicals!

Musical group ‘Cameo’ arrived in time for tea and cakes, and then entertained us as only they can with songs from the 1930s through to the 1960s, interspersed with amusing verses and anecdotes.  There were plenty of opportunities to ‘sing along’ and a section of songs and rhymes about the Cornish Pasty proved especially popular! Thanks as ever were given to our catering team as well as our entertainers – we hope it won’t be too long before we see them again.

Crantock Memory Cafe  now meets twice a month and is open and free for all those concerned about memory loss and their carers. For more information  speak to our friendly volunteers Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.