What is Alz Café?
Alz Café Wolverhampton is a bi monthly gathering where people with memory difficulties and their families and friends can be together in a safe, welcoming environment, in the company of others in the same situation and volunteers, some of whom have health or social care backgrounds. It aims to provide emotional support, reduce isolation and gives the opportunity to socialise and have fun.
What happens at Alz Café?
A typical coffee morning offers the opportunity to chat over a cuppa and cakes/biscuits/sandwiches. We aim to invite someone from a local service to chat informally and individually to guests. There is also some fun entertainment at some of the mornings.
The evenings start with an informal chat with others over a hot or cold drink. Then time to enjoy live music and entertainment during which everyone is encouraged to either dance, sing-a-long or interact in any way they wish. Supper is always provided and includes fish & chips, buffet, hot pork baps, jacket potatoes or soup and sandwiches
Both events are ideal times to get to know others in the same situation and share experiences – this includes the opportunity to talk informally to the helpers at the Café
Everything is free of charge to all who attend (apart from a raffle at the evening café for which there is a small charge - there is no obligation to take part in this).