The end of July saw the first Bedfordshire Memory Café open its doors. Filled with fun, laughter and budding friendship, it was an opportunity for people to share their ideas for future cafés.
Reflecting on the Bedfordshire Memory Café opening, Nicola Payne, MacIntyre’s Dementia Project Officer said:
“We had a vision a few years ago to set up a safe, friendly and inviting place for people to come along to; either those living with dementia, their family, carers, staff, friends and peers, or for anyone that was interested to see what a Memory Café was. The planning happened on a train back from Birmingham and the next month we opened the doors to the first MacIntyre Memory Café in Milton Keynes.
Two years on, full of success, we are now encouraging other MacIntyre services to open their own local MacIntyre Memory Cafes, which is so exciting. We are thrilled to about the opening of the Bedfordshire Memory Café.”
If you live in Bedfordshire and would like to attend the Bedfordshire MacIntyre Memory Café, the next café will be open on Tuesday 28 August from 1:30pm until 3:30pm.
Where: Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick, MK42 1HP.
Or, why not join MacIntyre’s Bedfordshire Memories & Miles walk on Sunday 30 September? All funds raised will support the Memory Café.