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Dementia cafe moves to Mount

Fleetwood Rotarians have set up a cafe club for dementia and Alzheimer patients at the 3 one 6 Cafe in Fleetwood. From left: Rotarian Sue Hawley, Rotarian Maurice Dowsing and cafe manager Trudie Swift.

Fleetwood Rotarians have set up a cafe club for dementia and Alzheimer patients at the 3 one 6 Cafe in Fleetwood. From left: Rotarian Sue Hawley, Rotarian Maurice Dowsing and cafe manager Trudie Swift.

A cafe club in Fleetwood for people with dementia and their carers has moved to new premises.

The Dementia Cafe Club 
sessions had been held at Cafe 3 one 6 on Lord Street, run by the town’s Emmanuel Church, since last year.

However, the church is now renting the former Mount Methodist Church premises and the dementia club 
sessions will be held there.

The Fleetwood Rotary Drop-in Memory Centre, as it is now called, is run by members of Fleetwood Rotary’s community and vocational arm, Maurice Dowsing and Sue Hawley.

Meetings allow people living with dementia – including Alzheimer’s Disease – or their carers, to go along for an informal chat and get together with others in a similar situation.

The sessions have proved popular and look set to continue at the new venue until the middle of December.

Maurice, chairman of Rotary’s community service committee, said: “The facilities are excellent and we will be open there from next week. We hope to see some familiar faces, and maybe some new ones.”

Julie Patel of Lancashire Care, added: “If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s you may find it is just what you are looking for.

“The Fleetwood Rotary Drop-in Memory Centre will have professional advice available and volunteer helpers.

“If you would you like to meet other people for an 
informal chat and get-together over a cup of tea or coffee then you will receive a very warm welcome.”

The drop-in sessions 
begin on Thursday, May 22, from 10am to noon and then look set to continue 10am to noon every third Thursday in the month until the end of the year.

 

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