Airbus hosts Flintshire’s first Memory café
People living with a dementia, carers and family members were made very welcome at Flintshire’s first ever ‘Airbus Memory café’ at Broughton in conjunction with the Airbus partner charity, Alzheimer’s Society.
The event was such a success that Alzheimer’s Society will be hosting future cafés at the Sports and Social Club on the second Friday of every month going forward.
UK Charity Campaign Manager for Airbus Phil McGraa explained that the aim was to explore practical ways in which the company could help people living with dementia, their careers and families within the local community.
“Almost 30 people came to the initial event and there was a wonderful atmosphere,” said Phil. “It gave people with dementia an opportunity to socialise and chat and it was a break for their carers too.
“Some of the men played snooker, everyone had a good time and there was a lot of interest in the site and the work that takes place there.”
Jacky Baldini, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager said:
“We’re delighted to be running this new café with the support of Airbus. It will provide a lifeline to people living locally with dementia.
“We are keen to hear from people who would be willing to give up a few hours of their time to get involved and volunteer with the café in coming months. We’d love to hear from anyone willing to help serve coffee, get involved with activities such as snooker and bowling, or simply come and have a chat with people”.
To find out more contact Emma Gough, Alzheimer’s Society Volunteering Officer on 01978 364867 for more information about volunteering at a future Airbus Dementia Café.
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