Memory Cafe provides vital service

Cllr Hogg joins memory caf� volunteers (from left-right): Carol Larsen, Heather McKay, Judith Anderson, Tamzin Mayne, Linda McNeill and Irene McCann. INNT 24-815CON
Cllr Hogg joins memory caf� volunteers (from left-right): Carol Larsen, Heather McKay, Judith Anderson, Tamzin Mayne, Linda McNeill and Irene McCann. INNT 24-815CON

Out-going Mayor, Cllr Thomas Hogg, recently visited an important service which helps people in the borough who are experiencing memory loss.

The DUP representative attended the Forget Me Not Friends Memory Cafe at Inniscoole Day Centre, showing off his fancy footwork at their tea dance.

The tea dance is just one of many community events that the café organises for those living locally with memory problems and their families.

The memory café was developed as a result of a need identified in the Rathcoole Neighbourhood Renewal Action Plan and following feedback from carers in Inniscoole Day Centre.

Since the café was officially launched in December 2015, it has been a real asset for people in the area, as it has signposted users to additional help and support if this is required.

They also provide advice and information on memory loss, associated issues and opportunities for socialising.

Cllr Hogg commented: “The Memory Café is a fantastic asset for the borough and provides the perfect opportunity for those affected by memory loss to receive support and guidance, which will make such a difference to their lives.”

Anyone living in the borough who has memory problems is invited, along with their families, to the meetings which take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm.

For more information on the Forget Me Not Friends Café, contact Judith via email jmayne3@sky.com or call 028 9085 4333.