Memory café to become ‘community hub’ for people living with dementia

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 March 2019

Liz Anderson and Karen Barratt promoting the café at Long Ashtons Saturday market.	Picture: Jeremy Long

Liz Anderson and Karen Barratt promoting the café at Long Ashtons Saturday market. Picture: Jeremy Long

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Organisers of a memory café hope it will provide a ‘community hub’ for people living with dementia when it opens next month.

Liz Anderson and Karen Barratt set up the project so people can meet, talk and learn more about and memory loss and dementia in Long Ashton.

The pair, who live in the village, set up the initiative in November and have since raised £100 towards running the café.

Karen said: “We are really hoping this will raise the profile of people living with dementia and those we’ve spoken to feel quite strongly about having a group in Long Ashton.”

There are already memory cafés running successfully in Portishead, Sandford and Tickenham.

The café will open at the Long Ashton Community Centre, in Keedwell Hill, on April 25 from 2.30-4.30pm.

It will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month.

To support the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/liz-anderson

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