Nov 2018 Girton Memory Cafe - Rememberance
Fri 2nd November 2018 at 10.00 - 12.00
Organiser Richard de Horsey. The Memory Cafe welcomes All. A warm welcome for people with dementia or other problems associated memory loss (and their families / carers). Our ninety-second event! Theme - Remembrance !
Today we welcomed the sunshine and had a thoughtful, humerous and moving celebration of Poppy Day and all that it represents. Poppies were on sale. Our Troupe dressed up for the occassion and sang some of those memorable war songs like the QuarterMasters Stores, There's Something about a Sailor and Bless 'Em All. Our 'moments of culture' included the famous Rupert Brooke poems 'Grantchester' and 'The Soldier' plus Vickys great poem 'Lest We Forget', while Martin & Ann raised some smiles as they reminisced about the changes we have all experienced from 1940 to now. Our very own Colonel Adamson brought things to life by wearing his Falklands uniform including surprisingly heavy helmet and flak jacket and showing a rifle and bayonet.
President James will be part of the Hills Road Procession on 11 Nov and will lay a wreath on behalf of the Cambridge South Rotary Club.
Helpers 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.