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Age UK Sheffield hosts four Rosemary memory cafés across Sheffield. This page explains what a memory cafe is, who the cafés are for and how you can come along and visit one!


What is a Rosemary Memory Cafe all about?

We want to encourage people experiencing some memory loss, mild to moderate dementia and their carers to come along and join us for tea, coffee, cake, and conversation at one of our cafés across Sheffield. All of our cafés are open either fortnightly or monthly (see below for more details).

The cafés have been created as a safe, welcoming and enjoyable place for both people who are experiencing some memory loss or have a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia and their family members, carers and friends who may be feeling a little more isolated than others. There'll be activities to engage, inform, stimulate and entertain everyone. Plus, it'll be an opportunity to make new friends, keep active and feel more confident. 

Please note, although the four cafés listed below have different names, they are all very similar and are all run by our charity, Age UK Sheffield. If you have any questions about our Dementia Cafés, please contact Eliza Groark by e-mailing: eliza.groark@ageuksheffield.org.uk or calling 07384 833594.

Dore and Totley Rosemary Memory Cafe

Our Dementia cafe in Dore is called the Dore and Totley Rosemary Memory Café.

Everyone is welcome and the sessions are free to attend. (Small donations towards refreshments and running costs are always welcome and greatly appreciated as they help us continue to keep these services running.)

When:

The Dore Rosemary Café runs fortnightly on Tuesdays at 2pm - 4pm.

Where:

They are held at Dore Methodist Church Hall on Savage Lane. 

Let us know you're coming:

We do ask that you let us know that you're coming simply by calling us on 07384 833594.

Transport:

Transport 17 will be offering accessible minibus door to door transport to and from the venues for a small charge (£1.50 return per person). Please let us know you would like to book your place on the Transport 17 minivan when you call us on the above number.

Bents Green Rosemary Memory Cafe

Everyone is welcome and the sessions are free to attend. (Small donations towards refreshments and running costs are always welcome and greatly appreciated as they help us continue to keep these services running.)

When:

The Bents Green Dementia Café runs fortnightly on Thursdays at 2pm - 4pm.

Where:

They are held at the Bents Green Methodist Church, Ringinglow Road, S11 7PU.

Let us know you're coming:

We do ask that you let us know that you're coming simply by calling us on 07384 833594.

Transport:

Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer transport for this café. 

Hillsborough Cafe

When:

The Hillsborough Café is currently running monthly via Zoom. For more information contact Eliza on 07384 833594.

Would you like to volunteer?

We will need some volunteers to help us run these cafes. We will need some help between 1:45pm & 4:15pm on the Tuesday afternoons listed above in both Dore and Totley. 

Duties will include:

• Helping to set up the room before the session
• Helping with some of the registration administration
• Meet and Greet Café members
• Offer refreshments
• Sit with cafe members to have a chat and possibly engage in activities together.
• Clear up the room after the session has finished

Volunteers will need to be able to talk with people from all walks of life, be non judgemental and supportive and flexible in their approach.

If you're interested in volunteering to help with our Rosemary Memory Cafes then we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us using our volunteering page. Our volunteers are a huge part of our charity and we greatly appreciate the support they offer us.

What other services do we provide?
For a list of all the other activities we provide as part of the People Keeping Well project in Dore and Totley, please click this link