Dartford Memory Café is an informal and social environment for people with concerns about their memory, offering welcoming and warm atmosphere where everyone is included.
We have a variety of activities at our cafés including guest speakers, entertainment, and refreshments, all provided free of charge in a safe and friendly environment.
While the emphasis is on taking the opportunity to meet others, relax and generally have fun, we also offer:
- Practical and emotional support to let you know that you are not alone.
- Information and advice tailored to your individual needs.
- Signposting and information on other services that might help you.
There is a facilitator at each café who can provide one-to one discussions for people, if they need support or advice.
All cafés have volunteers who are there to make people feel welcome, to chat to them and to provide a steady flow of tea and coffee.
We invite guest speakers to come along and give talks, and answer questions, on various aspects of living with dementia – these can include people who can give advice on benefits, how to make your home a dementia ‘safe’ environment, and advice from dementia specialist Admiral nurses.
The cafés are open to anyone to drop-in, but if you would like to try one out please call us and let us know that you are coming and we can arrange for you to be met and welcomed, at the venue, and introduced to other people.
We facilitate memory cafés in Dartford, Gravesend, Hartley, Meopham, Swanley and West Kingsdown. Dartford Café meets on the third Wednesday of each month at The Meeting Place, The Orchard Centre, Dartford DA1 1DU from 10am to 12pm.
For more information, call us on 01474 533990 or visit our website www.alz-dem.org
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services – registered charity No. 1024385