Alzheimer's Café

The Alzheimer's Café opened on Wednesday 20th May 2015, by the Worshipful the Mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr UllaKarin Clark.  It is aimed at providing a place for those living with this condition and their carers to get together for a time of fellowship: tea, chat, friendship, singing, music, stories, gentle sports and sharing.  Activities have included:

  • A monthly speaker
  • Question time
  • Social and sharing time
  • Books, fact sheets and resources
  • Make-up sessions by Boots the Chemist
  • Free refreshments
  • Resource boxes from Wokingham Library
  • Music time

The Café meets on Wednesdays fortnightly (term-time only), from 2.00 to 3.30pm in the Bradbury Centre Café Mosaic.  There is also a Carers' Group that meets on the second Tuesday of each month (term-time only), from 12.00 to 1.30pm in the Bradbury Centre Hall (including lunch).  Contact: Claire Knight, Church & Community Team Leader.

We restarted the Alzheimer’s Café in September 2021.
Future meetings (booking recommended via email):

15 & 29 June (no meeting 1 June)
13 July (no meeting 27 July)
(no meeting in August)
7 & 21 September

Annual Report (March 2022)

Alzheimer’s Cafe

The Alzheimer’s Café resumed in September 2021 following an 18 month break.  Many of our existing members have moved on during that time, but we have welcomed many new people to the café.  We held a Christmas party which was funded by a donation we received in memory of Joan Harris, one of our former members.  We have frequent visits from Heather Dyson from Wokingham Library who always brings something to talk about.  We are also looking forward to having a visit from a singer in the next few weeks.

I am still supported by Michelle Gilbert the local Dementia Care Advisor who produces newsletters and provide guidance and support to people living with dementia and their carers across the borough.

Alzheimer’s Carers’ Group

The Carers group supported by Tu Vida also takes place on the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1.30pm with lunch and discussion.

Claire Knight
Church & Community Outreach Team Leader