20th May 2017

People living with dementia in West Wiltshire have two more places where they will be assured of a warm welcome and stimulating social afternoon. 

The memory cafes were launched in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon during Dementia Awareness Week. They will aim to give people experiencing dementia the chance to meet others in a similar situation, enjoy some social time and perhaps an activity, and find information about living with dementia. 

The Trowbridge cafe will meet at Palmer Gardens on the second Thursday of each month. It is run by Adcroft Surgery with the support of Alzheimer's Support and the launch was attended by Dementia Aware Project Worker Claire Thomas and Dementia Adviser Chris Maple. It is currently for Adcroft patients but from July, following a merger with Widbrook and Bradford Road surgeries, it will be open to all. For more information contact 01225 435757.

More than 40 people attend the launch of Trinity Cafe in the newly refurbished Holy Trinity Church. It is run by the church with support from the town's health centre and Claire Thomas of Alzheimer's Support.  It will break over the summer and meet from September on the third Thursday of each month.

Bradford and Melksham Health Partnership already runs a memory cafe for its patients at the Dog and Fox pub on the first Thursday of each month.