Forget Me Not Memory Café to create a sense of belonging

Published on Friday 28 June, 2019

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People living with dementia and their carers will have the opportunity to connect with the wider community, with the launch of a Memory Café in the City of Gosnells.

The City of Gosnells has partnered with community members to establish the Forget-Me-Not Memory Café, which will provide opportunities for local people living with dementia and their carers to share stories over a cuppa in a relaxed, interactive and supportive environment.

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 years or older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said similar cafés in other areas had provided a positive impact on the quality of life of people living with or caring for those with dementia.

“Dementia can be very isolating for those living with the condition and for their carers., The Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe is intended to create community connections and reduce feelings of isolation” he said.

“The key focus of the Forget-Me-Not Memory Café is to encourage and enable socialisation and provide a supportive social network to establish new friendships.” 

The Memory Café will be launched on Wednesday 10 July from 10am to noon, at Kelly’s Café, 163 Birnam Road, Canning Vale. To register, please call 9391 6038.

The Memory Café will operate every second Wednesday of each month from 10am at Kelly’s Café.