Visitors to the next meeting of Bilston’s Memory Café can enjoy a free afternoon tea. The support group, for people living with dementia and their families, friends or carers, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Bilston Sports and Social Club, Wellington Road, between noon and 2pm, with the next session taking place Valentine's Day, 14 February.
And everyone attending will be able to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, with sandwiches, cakes and a hot drink – all for free. For catering purposes, people who would like the afternoon tea should contact organiser Stuart Richmond no later than Friday 10 February. People who don't want to take the afternoon tea are more than welcome to turn up on the day.
Councillor Linda Leach, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "Memory Cafés like our newest one at Bilston Sports and Social Club offer people living with dementia, and their families and carers, a couple of hours of light relief, a chance to play some games, meet other people and associate with those who are dealing with this dreadful disease.
“Even better, visitors to the Bilston Memory Café next month, including family members and carers, can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea for free, so I would strongly encourage people living with dementia, and family members and carers, to register to come along and join in the fun." The Alzheimer's Society has granted Wolverhampton Dementia Friendly Community Status after recognising the work organisations within the Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance are doing to improve services for people living with dementia, and their families and carers.