Jan 2018 Girton Memory Cafe - PANTO TIME - on the BBC !
Fri 5th January 2018 at 10.00 - 12.00
The Memory Cafe welcomes All. A warm welcome for people with dementia or other problems associated memory loss (and their families / carers). Our eighty-second monthly event. Pantomime Frolics !
This month we celebrated Panto Time with Aladdin, Cinders, Buttons, a Handsome Prince, our spectacular Ugly Sister AND our very own Pantomime Ostrich ! Much fun was had by all - Oh Yes it Was !!
Thrillingly we were visited by a BBC Look East film crew who were doing a piece on Dementia treatment at Addenbrookes and looking at support provision in the community. With luck we will see some footage on the BBC Look East programme 6.30pm -ish Fri 5th Jan.
Despite some of our regulars being house-bound with illness we had a good audience who had a great time singing along to such favourites as I've Got a Luverly Bunch of Coconuts, If you are happy and you know it, You are my Sunshine and We'll meet Again.
Our Birthdays this month were Richard and Norman (who was 94 years old this month)- he has been part of choirs all his life and promises to sing a duet of Danny Boy for us next month.
Our two pianists John Bellm and Alan were as enthusiastic as usual and wonderfully flexible - thank goodness.
Helpers start at 9am please.
Do come along and have some fun!
Doors Open 10.00am - 12.00pm on the first Friday morning of each month.
A Memory-Cafe is where there is a warm welcome for people with dementia or other problems associated memory loss (and their families / carers), who's new memories may be partial and confusing. The aim is to evoke old memories that are complete and comfortable through, for example, refreshments in china cups, home made cakes, photos and documents from past years, songs and poems and informal talks.
Parking and disabled access easy.
Dial-a-Ride can provide transport - just get in touch with them here.
See you next month Friday 52nd February 2018 ! Our Theme is Romance & Valentines Day !