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 (no need to book):
1, 15 & 29 November 2023
13 December - Christmas Party
10 & 24 January 2024
7 & 21 February
6 & 20 March
Barn Dance Sept 2019
Christmas Party Dec 2018
Carer's Group Cooking Apr 2019
Tuesday Girls Apr 2019
Watching Wimbledon Jul 2019
Very hot! Jul 2019
Café restart Sept 2021
Annual Report (March 2023)
The Alzheimer’s Café has continued to thrive, we have welcomed many new faces over the last year and have enjoyed a party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, an afternoon tea for World Alzheimer’s day both supported by Alexandra Grange care home and Wokingham in Need and our Christmas Party supported by Parson’s Grange Care Home and Berkshire Maestros.
We have a mixture of young and old attending the café as we are also now supporting Young People with Dementia.
I am extremely grateful to my team of volunteers who help to welcome all our attendees.
Alzheimer’s Carers’ Group
The Carers group supported by TuVida also takes place on the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1.30pm with lunch and discussion. This has become increasingly popular over recent months.
Church & Community Outreach Team Leader