The Alzheimer’s Society based in Olton, Solihull runs a number of cafes in the borough for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and family. The service is also available to anyone experiencing issues with memory loss and waiting for a diagnosis.
The café in Shirley runs from the Shirley Methodist Church on the Stratford Road (next to the Iceland Supermarket). There is ample free parking at the rear of the church and the venue is disability friendly.
The café model has a specific structure, based on an annual programme of themed topics in the form of educational and informative talks, discussions and entertainment – music, poetry, nostalgia etc. Refreshments are also available.
Dementia Support Workers are on hand to create a welcoming, relaxed setting where people can share their fears and concerns, ask questions about dementia and receive help and support.
The Shirley Dementia Café runs on the third Monday of every month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.
Further information can be obtained from the Alzheimer’s Society by contacting Phil Stoakes on 0121 700 7364 or by email: [email protected]
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