KingsCare

NEWTON ABBOT MEMORY CAFE

Time:  The Memory Café is held every month on the 3rd Thursday afternoon from 2.15 pm to 4.00 pm

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 2BY

What is a Memory Café?

A Memory Café is a free ‘drop in’ service for anyone who has concerns about their memory or the memory of a loved one. It is open to people of all ages. Come in and get: Information, Advice, Support, Somebody to talk to, A cup of tea (or coffee), Some mental stimulation, Please bring with you a partner, family member or a friend.

Who runs the Café?  The café is run by staff and experienced volunteers from KingsCare League of Friends. The volunteers are there to welcome you, look after you and serve refreshments.

There is no charge for refreshments but donations are always welcome to help cover costs.

We run one of the many Memory Cafés that have been established by different volunteer groups across the county in response to the growing demand for services for people suffering from memory loss. They are a place where anyone who so suffers (or thinks they do) and their carers can come and get advice, information, support and to be among others with the same problems. Different activities take place each month and our Mental Health worker is on hand to offer advice and support.

Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare and Newton Abbot Community Transport. Call KingsCare for details.

Parking at the church is very limited. Osborne Street and Cricketfield car parks are both within easy walking distance.

 

DROP IN MORNINGS

Monday Games and table tennis – Drop in

Time:  10 am – 12 noon  –  Every Monday

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 2BY

Fancy some company? Spending too much time alone? Why not come along to one of our drop in mornings?

Good company and refreshments guaranteed. You will find friendly faces and a range of activities to share. On Mondays there is always someone to chat with and perhaps play a game or two, dominoes, scrabble or come and teach us a new game to play!  Table tennis table available.  Monday drop in is free but donations for tea/ coffee and biscuits readily accepted to cover costs.

Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare and Newton Abbot Community Transport.  Call KingsCare for details.

 

Tuesday Craft/Games and Coffee – Drop in

Time:  10 am – 12 noon  –  Every Tuesday

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 2BY

Fancy some company? Spending too much time alone ? Why not come along to one of our drop in mornings?

Our Tuesday session is split into a crafters group and those who like to play games or just chat.

Most crafters bring items that they are working on at home to work on in the group; this could be knitting, patchwork, adult colouring or indeed any craft that can be transported! Occasionally the group work on a collective project, for example making shopping bags, patchwork segments, glass painting and jewellery. Sometimes items made our sold on behalf of KingsCare to raise funds.

There is a dedicated group of volunteers who support participants with craft activities and serve refreshments.

If you enjoy company but not craft activity do not despair! You will be most welcome to come and chat and if you like, play a game or two with like-minded friends.

Tuesday Craft /Games is free but donations for tea/ coffee and biscuits readily accepted to cover costs.

Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare and Newton Abbot Community Transport. Call KingsCare for details.

 

Thursday Games  – Drop in

Time:  11 am – 1 pm  –  Every Thursday

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 2BY

Fancy some company?   Spending too much time alone?

Why not pop along to our Thursday morning social group where you will be made most welcome by our team of experienced volunteers.

Good company and refreshments guaranteed. You will find friendly faces and a range of activities to share. On Thursday there is always someone to chat with and perhaps play a game or two, dominoes, scrabble or come and teach us a new game to play! Table tennis table available when group is in the small hall. Sometimes this group is held in the large hall upstairs-(lift available).

Thursday drop in is free but donations for tea/ coffee and biscuits readily accepted to cover costs.

Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare & Newton Abbot Community Transport. Call KingsCare for details.

 

Coffee, Cake and Conversation – Drop in

Time:  10 am to 11.30 am  –  Second Tuesday of the month

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 6BY

This social group takes place on the second Tuesday of each month in the morning (10-11.30am). We try to organise a speaker (general interest) each month, for example we have recently been visited by speakers from Animals in Distress, Devon Air Ambulance, Classic film show and a florist from Floral Passion. There is always time to talk and to catch up with friends over refreshments.  Volunteers and staff from KingsCare are always on hand to listen and provide advice and support as necessary.

We usually hold a raffle on the day. There is no charge for the group but voluntary donations for refreshments and the raffle table are gratefully accepted.

Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare and Newton Abbot Community Transport.  Call KingsCare for details.

 

Carers Group – Time for You – Drop in

Time:  10.30 am to 12 noon  –  Second Thursday of the month

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 6BY

This group takes place on the second Thursday of each month 10.30am -12.30pm. The group is mutually supportive peer group and there is a Carers support champion from KingsCare in attendance. Each month we invite a visiting speaker to the group and recently these visits have included the depression and anxiety service, solicitors, Devon and Cornwall Police and the Filo Project. Refreshments are provided and staff and volunteers from KingsCare are also available to listen and provide support as appropriate.

This group is free, donations for refreshments gladly accepted to help with costs.

Transport links: The number 12 and the number 78 bus stop outside the church. Newton Abbot Railway Station is a short walk away, the Church being on the corner of Queen Street and the Avenue. Transport by minibus can be arranged through KingsCare & Newton Abbot Community Transport. Call KingsCare for details.

 

MINI BUS OUTINGS

Time:  Usual pick up time is 10 am

Venue:  The Avenue Church, Newton Abbot  TQ12 6BY

KingsCare volunteers run regular biweekly mini bus outings to mostly local destinations – cost dependent on distance and numbers

Trips are usually short day trips with a venue chosen for lunch – it may be possible to be picked up from home

2017 Destinations included:

Dartmoor , Living Coasts Torquay , Killerton House, Exeter Quay , Tiverton Canal , Looe,  Theatre trip Babbacombe , China Blue Totnes,

If you have an idea for a trip let us know we are always open to new suggestions!

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Workers and volunteers are always on hand to offer support and to signpost services where KingsCare does not offer the service