Dunblane Development Trust celebrated the opening of a new “Memory Cafe” at the Braeport Centre on Wednesday 20th September.
Invited guests included Councillor Alastair Tollemache, Elaine Hopley (record breaking cross-Atlantic rower and vital fund raiser for Alzheimer’s Scotland), Norman Williamson (Stirling Carers Centre) and Mary McDougall (Play List for Life).
May Wright a former carer ceremoniously cut a cake with the dementia friend logo on. Rebecca Mc Ewan, chef at Randolph Hill Nursing Home baked the cake and kindly donated it.
Children from Newton Primary School also baked cakes and attended to distribute them. St Mary’s Primary School pupils entertained guests with very moving singing which was warmly received. The children mixed in very well and enjoyed doing some colouring and chatting easily with the adults.
Refreshments were kindly donated by Tesco Community Champion, Maureen and Izzy who did a great job serving teas.
Comment from one attendee: “I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon meeting new people who all seemed to be having fun. Catering and refreshments were excellent”.
The Café is for people in the Dunblane area with mild to moderate dementia and their carers
It runs every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm for the next 6 months in the first instance.
All are welcome to drop in for tea, coffee, a chat or to socialise.
Activities include singing, art, board games and gentle exercise
If you are interested please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Phone 01786 822422 / 07748 219937 (leave a message)
OR just come along
Working in partnership with the Dunblane Dementia Friendly Initiative