1. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    John and I went for the first time to the local AD cafe. We were a bit apprehensive but it turned out lovely . Only a small group of about 10 ppl but lots of laughter and banter! We really enjoyed it and will certainly be back for the next one :)


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  2. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    That is good news. We also found the AS cafes very helpful and made good friends there. As a carer I benefitted from the many hints and tips we exchanged, much like TP!
     
  3. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Oh, that sounds better, Chick. Was really worried over you the other day. Hugs, xx
     
  4. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Hey chuggs I did have a few down days but I'm bouncing back guess we all have our ups n downs me lovely! Hugs right back at ya xxxx


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  5. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    Glad to hear it went well for you xxx
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,900
    Female
    Dundee
    That's good news chick. We were at one today as well. Busier than yours but the same re laughs and chat.
     
  7. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    It's great felt so relaxed and john too. He was chatting away enjoying himself xx


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  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,900
    Female
    Dundee
    I think you can relax totally as no explanations needed, just a common experience.
     
  9. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Thank you Scarlett


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  10. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,740
    Female
    London
    That's quite a small group! Here the Thursday Coffee Club and Singing for the Brain is attended by at least 30 people, but that's inner London of course. Did you have any activities going on?
     
  11. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,962
    Brixham Devon
    Well done Chick-I'm glad that meeting picked you up a bit.

    Lots of love

    Lyn T XX
     
  12. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Yes, they had 2 gents from the day centre there offering support and advice. The town where we live is only a very small one and the cafe is fairly new so it probably takes a bit of time for the group to grow. It essentially bad though and we enjoyed it xx


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  13. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
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    near Folkestone
    It has indeed Lyn :) I'm bouncing back ! Love to you xx


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  14. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,898
    Female
    Scotland
    That's great and I hope will encourage other readers to try these groups. I couldn't have managed without them. John enjoys the socialising and I enjoy chatting to new people who talk sense!
     
  15. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    don't know what happened there ??? Mend to say it is not bad there instead of essentially !!! Silly phone lol


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  16. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Well done chick so pleased you are feeling so much better, l will have to try the AD club we have one only walking distance 1/4 mile, hubby said he didn't want to go but if l just take him he won't know where he is going, maybe he will enjoy it l will try. ♡♡♡
     
  17. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    John used to be the same but I have asked him to just this once to give it a go and he enjoyed it it has been quite a while since I ve seen john so relaxed in company xxx


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  18. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Thank you for your reply, we do play bowls 3 days a week, but today was so bad hubby can't play anymore as he has completely lost it. I will miss it as it is so sociable. The Ad cafe is twice a month, but he can go tues and thurs every week, but they are all ederly ladies doing craft , don't think that will go down very well, will give it a try!!!! ♡♡♡
     
  19. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,282
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Ours is too second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Don't know about crafts we just talked about anything gardening, animals , bikes and so on. There's a quiz night in the day centre and we decided to go as a team it's not a day care centre so should be fun xxx


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  20. Yanni

    Yanni Registered User

    Jul 2, 2013
    53
    Emsworth, Hants
    We go regularly to the local Memory Café and it has been a lifesaver - for me at least. Ken claims he doesn't enjoy it but as he doesn't remember much about it, I take that with a pinch of salt as he makes no objections to going. The "Cared For" have an activity and the carers sometimes have speakers and sometimes we just talk amongst ourselves. It's such a relief that other people are in the same situation and understand the weird behaviour and I don't have to explain or apologise for it. The rest of the time it can feel like we've entered another dimension, the dimension of the demented, where we are invisible.
     

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