24th Jun, 2019

New dementia support cafe set up in Solihull after closures

HELP is at hand for dementia sufferers and their loved ones once again in Solihull.

A dementia cafe has been set up at Sunrise of Solihull, on Worcester Way in the wake of two others in the borough, which were run by Alzheimer’s Society Solihull and were closed due to a lack of funding.

The cafe, which is held on the first Thursday of every month from 10.30am until 12.30pm, will offer free support and activities to those with the disease and their friends, family and carers.

The next one will be held on May 2.

Sunrise of Solihull said it met with Alzheimer’s Society and asked if it could take over the sessions to ensure their hard work continued.

The care home is hoping to set up a further dementia cafe on the fourth Monday of every month with the first meeting planned for May 27 at 10.30am until 12.30pm.

Jo Hopkins, director of community relations at Sunrise of Solihull, said: “We are really pleased that we have been able to support the local Alzheimer’s Society group and host the dementia cafés at our community.

“These meetings are so important and really do benefit a lot of people. We look forward to welcoming all that attend – we are here to support you.”

No appointment is needed to attend the dementia cafe and there is free parking available on site.

For more contact Jo on 0121 752 9211.

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