Honiton Memory Cafe and Community College
We have a rolling programme with our Community College 6th form.
They are all offered Dementia Friends Awareness sessions (140 students took this up last year}, and can then choose to take on a specific dementia friendly project for the year as their pledge to make a difference.
The past academic year several students have been volunteering at Honiton Memory Café. They chose musical reminiscence as a theme. They chatted to all memory café members over the first term and collated everyone’s favourite piece of music or song. The have then downloaded 36 tracks onto a memory stick so Honiton Memory Café has its own personal play list.
Each song that is played evokes a happy memory for someone in the room and promotes lots of chat, laughter and singing when it is played. It is a very eclectic mix of music from Abba to Aker Bilk, Elvis to Glen Miller