[T]he Carnegie Theatre in Workington hosted its first Memory Café on Friday 24 November. The event was organised by Workington Town Council in partnership with Dementia Action Alliance.
The concept of a Memory Cafe is used across the country to provide a relaxed social environment for people whose lives have been impacted by dementia, memory loss, or cognitive impairment. This includes individuals with dementia or memory loss as well as their carers, families, and friends.
The Workington Memory Café was well attended by guests from a wide range of backgrounds, including individuals with dementia or memory loss, charity representatives, and community members supportive of the project. This included the Mayor of Workington, Cllr Ann Bales.
Guests were treated to a buffet lunch by students from Lakes College which was served in the festively decorated Monroe’s Bar in the Carnegie Theatre. Soundwave Community Choir performed a set of Christmassy songs and hymns, and Colour in Care provided creative craft activities.
The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Ann Bales, commented: “This is the first time we’ve organised a Memory Café in Workington and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from guests. We hope to continue the project in the future.”