New dementia cafe service officially launched in Thorpe St Andrew
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A new cafe aimed at supporting people suffering with dementia has opened in Thorpe St Andrew.
The dementia cafe will be operating between 10am and midday on the third Wednesday of every month at Roxley Hall, on Yarmouth Road.
It was officially launched on July 1 and coincided with the unveiling of a new memorial to Princess Diana at River Green.
The cafe service includes a relaxation room, which was funded by the Ivy Child Charitable Trust. It features local art and photography, as well as seating and a fireplace.
There is also a sensory garden at the rear of Roxley Hall for dementia sufferers and their carers to enjoy.
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Town councillor Sue Lawn, who initially presented the idea to the council, said: 'Everyone experiences Dementia in their own way and hopefully the Dementia Cafe coffee mornings will show carers they are not on their own.'
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