Memory Café, Shildon
In 2019, The Memory Café at Chestnut Close Community lounge was supported by Shildon Alive and provided people living with Dementia or changes in memory the opportunity to enjoy regular social interaction with others who have similar circumstances.
The café has on average 15 attendees plus their carers, who meet the first Tuesday in every month. There was as wide and varied programme of activities with guest entertainers, crafts, reminiscing discussions, sing-a-longs, musical and picture bingo, with all of their activities being person-centred.
The cafe is currently closed in line with government guidance for the Coronavirus pandemic.