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


What is a Dementia 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 don't hesitate to get in touch.

Dore Rosemary Memory Café

Our Dementia cafe in Dore is called the Dore 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 is open on the first and the third Tuesdays of each month 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 0114 250 2850.

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.

Totley Rosemary Memory Café

Our Dementia cafe in Totley is called the 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 is open on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2pm - 4pm.

Where:

They are held at All Saints Totley Church Hall on Totley Hall Lane. p>

Let us know you're coming:

We do ask that you let us know that you're coming simply by calling us on 0114 250 2850.

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.

Porter Valley 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 Porter Valley Café is open on the first and third Thursday of each month 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 0114 250 2850.

Transport:

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

Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough Café is open on the Second Wednesday of each month of each month at 10am - 12pm.

Where:

They are held at the Hillsborough Arena, Middlewood Road, S6 4HA .

Let us know you're coming:

We do ask that you let us know that you're coming simply by calling us on 0114 250 2850.

Transport:

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

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