We work with St Francis Church and Centre in Bournville to provide a weekly dementia-friendly memory cafe every Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.30pm, at St Francis Youth and Community Centre, Sycamore Road, B30 2AA.
There is no need to pre-book, just drop in. All sessions are completely FREE and will be ran every Wednesday during term time. Light refreshments are also included.
Each session provides a friendly and engaging atmosphere with hands on activities using objects from Selly Manor Museum, designed to stimulate conversation and bring people together.
Sessions have explored what life was like for wealthy Tudors, discovering fabrics, foods, and smells (making your own Tudor perfume) and our Heritage team have also used objects relating to Bournville’s
history to provide a safe space for participants to reminisce about their childhoods.
Other sessions include workshops from Mrs P Bakes, exploring the history of cooking
and cakes, as well as sessions for playing board games, quizzes, and enjoying a friendly chat.
The project is being funded by the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS).