Thanks to one care provider in Hounslow, the fight against dementia, isolation and loneliness, particularly among the elderly, continues with the second of their informal community cafes on November 7th.
Bluebird Care, who specialise in providing care and support to the elderly and those who suffer with dementia, launched a new monthly community cafe last month serving free tea, coffee and refreshments – right in the heart of the borough.
The cafes are information and social drop-ins for anyone. They provide advice for those affected by dementia, give details of groups and services in Hounslow that older people can benefit from, and are a chance for those that attend to make new friends.
Sai Visakan, Managing Director of Bluebird Care in Hounslow, said:
“One in four people will be affected by dementia in their lifetimes, which is why it’s important to work with individuals and their families to try and make life much easier for those who have it.
A recent parliamentary report made recommendations to the government about the need to continue to raise awareness of dementia and the work that can be done to make our communities more dementia friendly.
With the specialist services we provide at Bluebird Care we are determined to do just that.”
Held at the Paul Robeson Theatre in the Treaty Centre, the second community cafe will focus broadly look at services available in Hounslow for the elderly. Visiting organisations will include The Mulberry Centre, Bedfont Darby and Joan Club, and INS – who provide support for people with neurological conditions and their carers.
The Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Corinna Smart, will be attending to meet local residents and take part in some of the activities.
Bluebird Care will be offering reminiscence-based activities over a friendly cup of tea or coffee. A professional will also on hand to answer questions and offer advice.
Anyone is welcome to come along on Friday 7th November from 11 am – 1 pm.
Sai added: “All of our community cafes are an opportunity to bring older people together to unwind over a relaxing free morning cuppa.”