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Memory Cafe

What do we do?

Our ethos is to provide social companionship, support and stimulating activities for people with dementia or memory loss, and their carers. Previous activities have included: tea dance, pub quizzes, name that smell, reminiscence, board games, dominoes, Christmas crafts, singing and many more!

How do we do it?

You will be part of a group of around 10 individuals plus students. You’ll have opportunities to participate in a range of activities, in a relaxed atmosphere over offer tea, coffee and biscuits.

We take a supportive approach, sharing experiences and life stories, talk about recent activities, holidays and events as well as reminiscing about times gone by. All activities are designed to engage us in conversation, promote memory and a sense of wellbeing.

Who is it for?

Memory café is for individuals with dementia or memory loss as well as their carers, friends and/or family.

No booking necessary. On arrival, please make your way to Reception where you will be greeted by one of our many volunteers.

When:
Wednesdays at 14:00-15:30
2, 16 & 30 October


Where: Plymouth Marjon University

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When:
Wednesdays at 14:00-15:30
13 & 27 November 2019


Where: Plymouth Marjon University

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When:
Wednesdays at 14:00-15:30
11 December 2019


Where: Plymouth Marjon University

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When:
Wednesdays at 14:00-15:30
8 January 2020


Where: Plymouth Marjon University

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Image of  Hazel Bending

Dr Hazel Bending is a chartered member of The British Psychological Society (BPS) and manages the Marjon Memory Café.

Image of Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Senior Psychology Technician overseeing the specialist Psychology facilities and she supports the Marjon Memory Cafe.

Supported by our student team

Marjon Memory Cafe logo

Memory café is supported by a team of student volunteers from our Psychology and Special Education Needs and Disability Studies courses. The students are motivated to work with people with dementia and their carers. They design each session, based on the interests of the participants, and they lead the reminiscence therapy.

Attendees have said:

“It’s the highlight of our fortnight, we have a good conversation about interesting topics and play fun games.”

Phone us

Faye Hatherley-Edwin

01752 636700
(ext. 3161)

Email us

Faye Hatherley-Edwin

volunteer@marjon.ac.uk