November 2016 Extra

With the festive season fast approaching, a packed room of visitors to our mid-November cafe were given a head start with a chance to have a go at making some decorations and Christmas cards!
Our visiting ‘experts’ Sue and Margaret from Camelford used a display board to demonstrate how simple it can be, using paper, glue (plus a few sparkly bits!) to conjure up some very effective results.  They then provided everyone with materials to ‘have a go’ and whilst it wasn't perhaps quite as easy as they made it look, with the aid of our willing team of helpers, everyone got stuck in (literally in some cases!) and made some very pleasing items to take away with them.  There were extra packs of materials for those who wanted to perfect their skills at home, whilst for those who felt that creativity wasn't for them there were a range of festive puzzles to do, books to look at and time for a chat.

Tea and cake were very welcome, as were our second group of guests, ‘Cameo’ the musical ladies from St. Columb Minor who entertained us for the remainder of the afternoon with their repertoire of seasonal songs, verses and dance routines. Whilst everyone enjoyed joining in with the ‘old favourites’ it was good to be introduced to some less familiar seasonal numbers, and we all enjoyed the dulcet tones of the ‘fairy’ on the Christmas tree!

Thanks were given to all our guests at what had been a very busy but enjoyable afternoon and we look forward to meeting again in two weeks time on Monday 5th December and again on Monday 19th December at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm. New members are always welcome to our Memory Cafe and we are open to anyone concerned about memory loss, with their carers. Should you need further information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347. 

Remembrance Sunday

The Memory Cafe was pleased to be actively involved in a well-attended Remembrance Service held at the Crantock Memorial Hall on 13th November. Alongside a number of local organisations, Crantock Memory Cafe was proud to be represented by the laying of a wreath of poppies by one of our members with military experience.

‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them’

November 2016

We’re always delighted that our memory cafe is such an enjoyable and social occasion where friends old and new have a chance to relax, chat and share experiences and local news over a cup of tea and home-made refreshments. However, we aim to enhance those experiences with a theme which will add interest and entertainment, as well as stimulating thoughts and memories.
For our first cafe in November guests arriving at the cafe were quick to see that they were about to be transported into the world of holidays!  The room was colourfully decked with posters, bunting, books, maps and postcards of holiday destinations, and our ever-popular quizzes and word-searches on the theme were on the tables.

Our special guest, Veronica Gray, had a very particular holiday story to tell: as an experienced ‘tour guide,’ she spent a number of years escorting groups of visitors around the British Isles and further afield, and had a wealth of fascinating and often amusing tales to tell, along with historical and geographical detail about places she had seen.

The story she told was of her first ever experience as a guide, which involved escorting a large group of American visitors on a month-long trip encompassing Scotland, Wales, South East England and across the English Channel to Bologne – quite an expedition!  She held us all spellbound and amused with her stories as they visited towns and cities, castles and cathedrals – not to mention the hotels and hospitals! With the aid of maps and photographs – and even poetry – Veronica took us with her on her journey, and brought back many memories of our own travels and places we had visited or lived.

At the end of the afternoon thanks were given to Veronica and everyone left with plenty to think and talk about before our Memory Cafe Extra meeting in two weeks time on Monday 21st November at Crantock Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm.  Our Memory Cafe is an enjoyable way to meet and make friends, and new members are always welcome. We are open to anyone concerned about memory loss, with their carers, and should you need further information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347.