How we can help Social groups and activities Memory Cafés An informal and social environment for people with concerns about their memory. A welcoming and warm atmosphere where everyone is included. We have a variety of activities at our cafés including guest speakers, entertainment, and refreshments, all provided free of charge in a safe and friendly environment. While the emphasis is on taking the opportunity to meet others, relax and generally have fun, we also offer: • Practical and emotional support to let you know that you are not alone • Information and advice tailored to your individual needs • Signposting and information on other services that might help you. We manage a number of monthly Memory Cafés, in various locations, throughout the area. The cafés are relaxed and informal and offer people living with dementia, and their carers, friends or family, the opportunity to meet up for a chat, find out about support available to them, get information and advice, and meet other people in the same position as themselves. There is a Facilitator at each café who can provide one-to-one sessions for people, if they need support or advice. All cafés have Volunteers who are there to make people feel welcome, to chat to them and to provide a steady flow of tea and coffee. We invite guest speakers to come along and give talks, and answer questions, on various aspects of living with Dementia - these can include people who can give advice on benefits, how to make your home a Dementia 'safe' environment, and advice from specialist Dementia Nurses. The cafés are open to anyone to drop-in. If you would like to attend we would recommend you call us on 01474 533990 or email [email protected] so that we can arrange for you to be met and introduced into the group. This is a free service however donations are welcomed to sustain the group. West Kingsdown Cafe - Kingswood Court, Church Road TN15 6LN, 1st Tuesday of each month 10am - 12pm Swanley Cafe - White Oak Court BR8 7WF, 2nd Friday of each month 2pm - 4pm Meopham Cafe - St John's Church DA13 0AA, 3rd Tuesday of each month 10am - 12pm Gravesend Cafe - Woodville Halls DA12 1DD, 4th Wednesday of each month 10:30am - 12:30pm Dartford Cafe - The Orchard Shopping Centre, The Meeting Place DA1 1DU, 3rd Wednesday of each month 10am - 12pm "The group is our lifeline." "It has changed my life." "I find this cafe invaluable, the social side is second to none and look forward to the guest speakers giving advice."