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Home Instead Barnsley's second Memory Café was a huge success at the Berneslai Cafe, Barnsley Town Hall. They were delighted that the Mayor of Barnsley, Linda Burgess, was able to join them, along with Lisa Pogson, who is the President Elect of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
Linda and Lisa thought it was a wonderful event and something which is very important for those who suffer with dementia and for their families and carers.
Guest Michelle said that her mum, Daisy, did not stop speaking about it when she got home. Daisy loves music and really enjoyed dancing to the songs by Susan St Nicholas.
Michelle also said of the café: "It's held on a Sunday, so a good option for family and carers who may be working during the week. The fabulous entertainment, afternoon tea and raffle detract from the fact that those attending are suffering from memory problems and is an opportunity to just go out and enjoy yourselves together at Berneslai Cafe in the wonderful surroundings of Barnsley Town Hall.
"It makes you realise that you can still have precious moments full of enjoyment and smiles and it provides respite to carers whether they choose to come along or stay at home."
The next Memory Café is on Sunday, 9th October, when Roxana will be doing a special Art & Craft Session, followed by a delicious Superjam Afternoon Tea.
Those who would like to book a place should contact Kathy Markwick, Community Development Officer, Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield.