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Memory Cafe

Working with our colleagues in Penzance Rotary Club under the banner of REPOD (Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia), Age Concern and the Older People's Forum, we have helped to set up a 'memory cafe' to help sufferers from dementia and their carers. Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 1.30 – 3.30pm at Hope Church, Alverton, Penzance. At these meetings people with dementia, and their carers, can step back in time playing board games they might remember from their childhood, watching old films and news reports, enjoying a sing song, or tucking into traditional home - made cake and tea. Members of Mounts Bay Rotary Club provide a rota of volunteers to help support the meetings.

Contact the Elderly

'A little time, a lot of fun, a lasting difference'

The concept behind the charity is to identify elderly (aged 75+), lonely people ('Members') who have become isolated in their own homes and give them the chance to enjoy regular afternoon outings and friendship by enlisting the support of 'Hosts' (volunteers) to welcome them into their homes for tea once a month. The tea parties take place at a host's home on the third Sunday in each month providing tea for 3-6 Members who are taken there by 'Drivers' (volunteers) by 3pm and returned to their homes at 5pm.      

Blood Pressure Day

Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I) are committed supporters of the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign. High blood pressure now accounts for nearly 50% of all strokes, and yet is easily treatable. Each year, on or around the date of the Stroke Association Know Your Blood Pressure day, Mounts Bay Rotary Club organises an event with support from trained healthcare professionals to take free blood pressure tests and to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke.

Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party

The Mounts Bay Rotary Club organises an annual Christmas Party for local senior citizens. Normally around 100 invited guests attend at the Marazion Community Centre to enjoy the party atmosphere, some festive food and drink, and of course entertainment. The Rotarians provide transport for those who need it, and take charge of decorating the hall and serving the food and drink; a brilliant time is always had by hosts and guests alike!