Sidmouth Memory Cafe celebrated 1st birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:04 24 May 2011

A SERVICE set up to boost Sidmouth Demenita and Alzheimer’s sufferers and their carers celebrated it first birthday.

A SERVICE set up to boost Sidmouth Demenita and Alzheimer’s sufferers and their carers has celebrated its first birthday.

Organisers of the town’s twice monthly Memory Café say it is going ‘from strength to strength’.

Rotary Clubs of Sidmouth and the Sid Valley marked their joint initiative’s first anniversary with a party at Twyford House.

Festivities tied in with the Royal Wedding and those who attended were asked to bring along photographs of their own special days- with some going back 50 and 60 years.

Memory Café chairman and co-ordinator Derek Eagles said: “There’s such a need for our service, both with carers and the cared for. I’m very proud of it.”

Those celebrating the service’s first birthday enjoyed a special cake and singing, among festivities.

Rotary clubs teamed up last year to provide the new scheme in the hope it can help an estimated 120 people, and countless carers in the area, whose lives are affected by conditions like Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Memory Cafes aim to offer a relaxing opportunity for people to meet, share experiences and gather information to help them and their families.

Mr Eagles said volunteers for the free service are always welcome. The Memory Café meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Twyford House from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

For more information contact Mr Eagles on (01395) 542574.


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