August 2015

The Memory Cafe opened its doors even wider than usual on August 17th when, in addition to our usual members and helpers, we welcomed friends, families and supporters to join us for an afternoon of ‘Fun and games’.

Visitors were greeted by a village hall decorated with bunting and brightly coloured stalls  and were invited to ‘have a go’ at a wide range of games and side-shows which included old favourites such as ‘hoopla’, ‘ hook a duck’, ‘tin can alley’ and ‘play your cards right’, and for the more seriously sporty amongst us, golf putting and bowls.

There was also the opportunity to ‘splat-a-rat’, shoot the ducks or throw a frog – but don’t worry – no animals came to any harm!  For our more sedate members a ‘Fairground Wordsearch’ and a ‘Fair’s Fair Puzzle Page’ were provided in a quieter room with a cup of tea if required!

Our catering staff were kept busy throughout the afternoon providing everyone with the usual delicious homemade cakes and refreshments, and all in all a great afternoon was had by everyone.  It was a pleasure to take the opportunity of the school holidays to welcome some young visitors to the Memory Cafe – some were a great help manning games, whilst others provided us with a delightful song-and-dance routine to round off the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed reliving memories of some of the simpler pleasures and activities from earlier years!

Our September meetings will be held on Monday 7th September and Monday 21st September from 2pm to 4pm in Crantock Village Hall. Crantock Memory Cafe is open and free for all those concerned with memory loss and their carers. For more information speak to our friendly volunteers Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347. You will also have an opportunity to find out more about us by visiting our stall at the Crantock Bale Push on Friday 11th September from 5pm onwards.