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NEW MCST groups 

Our new Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) groups run in Deal and Folkestone.

MCST is a weekly 2-hour-long session for people living with mild to moderate dementia, group members take part in meaningful and stimulating activities proven to help maintain and improve memory function. The groups provide a fun, supportive environment where people can build new friendships.

Groups are limited to a maximum of 10 participants - booking essential - please call: 01304 372 608

Fridays 10am-12pm
The Deal Centre, Park Street, Deal CT14 6AG

Folkestone MCST
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
The Marigold Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Folkestone CT19 4NS 

Memory Matters

Our Memory Matters club is for people living with mild dementia or memory problems. The club runs Fridays, 9.30am-2.30pm at The Marigold Centre, Folkestone.

Memory Matters follows a 14 week programme of activities, stimulation, music and fun. The weekly sessions can continue for as long as the person can benefit from being part of the group.

For loved ones/carer’s Memory Matters can provide a day’s respite - members must be able to participate in activities, able to manage their own personal care and willing to join in with the group. Maximum 10 participants.

Cost: £15 per day which includes refreshments and a light lunch.
Free half day taster sessions available for new members.

For more information please call: 01303 279 621

Rosie's Moments 

This group, run by Jo, meets in the Bar at Folkestone Sports Centre and is for older people, those living with dementia and their carers. The two-hour session (10.00am - 12.00pm) starts with some gentle physical exercise in the Sports Hall, playing a range of games including kurling, boccia, table tennis (and its adapted form, Polybat), and is followed by coffee and biscuits in the Bar, with conversation, games, quizzes, puzzles or guest speakers. The £5 cost also includes a hot drink.

Dementia Outreach 

If you or a loved one has a diagnosis of Dementia /Alzheimer’s our Dementia support worker can assist you with the following:

  • Information/advice
  • Referral to other relevant professionals
  • Sign post to support groups and activities
  • One to one emotional support
  • Support to attend appointments and understanding information and advice given
  • Benefit check

We can visit you at home or arrange to meet in a neutral setting where you feel comfortable and free to talk openly.

To access this service please contact Gemma Cranthorne:
Call: 01304 372 608


Dementia Cafes 

Our dementia cafes are for people living dementia, their loved ones and friends. 

  • Folkestone Dementia Cafe meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10am at The Marigold Centre, 65 Shaftesbury Avenue CT19 4NS 

  • Deal Dementia Cafe meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am at The Deal Centre, 3 Park Street Deal CT14 6AG

New members always welcome.