Penzance patients and staff celebrate anniversary of innovative memory cafe
COLLEAGUES from the Medical Unit at West Cornwall Hospital were joined by Hospital Friends and supporters last week to celebrate a year since the opening of the innovative Memory Café.
Each Thursday afternoon patients 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 served in china cups.
Medical Ward 2 sister, Michelle Wildman said: “You can feel the ambience coming from the room when the Memory Café is full swing. The patients get such enjoyment out of it and it really does stimulate speech and activity.”
Jo Pope, Jo Wallis and Lisa Williams have been the driving force behind the café and work with a team of volunteers who come in to support the activities.
Buy one get one free on main course and specials excludes fillet steaks and beef wellingtons
Must book to qualify and present voucher on arrival 01209860332
Contact: 01209 700617
Valid until: Wednesday, December 11 2013
The Memory Café has also recently acquired its own Memory Pod – a vintage living room backdrop complete with TV, radio, telephone and furniture.