Leigh supermarket sets up meeting for people affected by dementia

Leigh Journal: Iris Farrington, a resident at Hourigan House, with Sarah Bowker Iris Farrington, a resident at Hourigan House, with Sarah Bowker

A SUPERMARKET is set to hold monthly meetings for people with dementia after the first event was hailed a success.

A De-Café has been set up at Leigh Morrison’s to allow those living with dementia, their carers and their family members to meet up in the store’s café for tea, coffee and biscuits.

More than 35 people from Heathside Day Centre and Hourigan House residential care home attended the first event.

Morrison’s community champion Sarah Bowker, who came up with the idea of the De-Café, said: “I’ve come into contact with a lot of different dementia-related causes in the area and it’s been great to have the opportunity to support them."

The café will now run on the second Wednesday of every month.

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