Let’s talk about loneliness and demetia

Let’s talk about loneliness and demetia

1. ‘Tapestry Day Club’ hosts and hostesses are now ready for your visits 

phone – 01403 610 345 email – support@tapestrydayclub.co.uk  website – www.tapestrydayclub.co.uk

Hosts are ready and offering a day out including transport to and from home, morning refreshments, hot cooked lunch, friendship and activities – all in their own homes for small groups.

The life story – rich tapestry- of a persons life does not end when we become less well – from 9.30am to 3pm carers can have time to themselves knowing their loved ones are having great care, good food, opportunities to meet others and to have fun with activities.

2. Rowleys centre for the Community Open 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday

01483 277155   Victoria Road, Cranleigh GU6 8NT

Melody Memories

Every second and fourth Wednesday from 10:30 – 12 noon. Music singing and fun for those experiencing dementia, and their carers.

Rosemary & Sage Cafe

Every Friday morning 10.30-12 noonLeave those experiencing memory problems with qualified carers for 2 hours every Friday. Supported by Waverley Borough Council.  

Further information from Carol on 07775 865125 or email  carol@highedser.co.uk

3. Cranleigh Arts Centre  open 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

1 High Street, Cranleigh GU6 8AS

Café Culture Age UK   Cranleigh Arts Centre Tea Room,

Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm  

Meet new people and build friendship.  Get to know others who live in your area and enjoy a weekly get-together and chat in a friendly environment by joining one of our weekly Café Culture groups. Anyone aged 50+ is welcome and no booking is required – just come along. People are welcome to come on their own or bring a carer or family members to join in with the conversations. 

Café Culture is one of the initiatives that we are setting up to encourage people over the age of 50 to meet up weekly as a social group within the community. 

Age UK Surrey spokesperson said: “Many people do not see or speak to someone on a regular basis and therefore can become lonely and isolated. Café Culture is a great initiative that encourages people to get out of the house and make new friends in a social environment on a weekly basis.”

Terry, who attends the Cranleigh group, said: “When you retire, you lose about two thirds of your friends and acquaintances. I don’t have any family and I have lost some of my friends on top of this, so it gets a bit lonely. It’s nice to have somewhere to go where you can meet for a coffee and have a chat with new people and make new friends.”

If you would like to find out more about Café Culture, please call 01483 503414.

We are always looking for volunteers to help provide our services. If you would like to volunteer for our Making Connections Service, including Café Culture, please contact us.