June 2017

There’s no better way to relax and lift the spirits than by listening to or singing along with familiar music! With this in mind, our first June cafe welcomed guests with an ‘All kinds of Music’ wordsearch and some musical tongue twisters to have a go at. Despite the wet afternoon, the cafe was bright and cheerful with floral table decorations displayed on old records to suit the musical theme.

When everyone had settled in and caught up with friends and local news, David introduced a ‘Musical Tale’ in which a story was told, with missing words replaced by the titles of well-known songs. Careful listening to the recordings revealed the answers – sounds complicated, but it was good fun and provided a lot of laughs!
As thoughts of tea approached, we used an inflatable musical memory quiz ball to give us a challenge, and then sung a couple of two-part rounds – quite successfully! Finally, ‘conversation boards’ with pictures based on Hollywood musicals, well-known singers through the years and even vintage Eurovision songs were passed around, reviving memories of music and associated events from years gone by.

We were all glad of some tea and cakes, and whilst we were indulging, we were joined once again by the ladies from ‘Cameo’ ready to entertain us all for the second part of the afternoon. Their musical theme was ‘summer holidays’ and beautifully dressed in floral summer outfits they brought a smile to everyone’s face as they sang and danced through a range of well-known songs from past decades, interspersed with amusing recitations.

Crantock Memory Cafe is free and open to all who have some degree of memory loss, with their carers. We aim to provide a friendly and sociable afternoon exploring a range of memorable events and topics and have a variety of activities to promote conversation and laughter! We meet at Crantock Village Hall on the first and third Mondays of each month and should you need further information ring Di on 01637 830544 or Joan on 01637 831347. Our next cafes will be held on Monday 19th June and Monday 3rd July.