Roots Down, Branches Out

The Memory Café is open from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Tuesday at Christ Church Highbury.

The Memory Café is free for all older people and especially for those who have difficulties with their memory. It is a chance to come together for fellowship and support every Tuesday for homemade cake and refreshments. Each week there are fun activities to get involved in such as seated exercises, quizzes, music and singing.

The Memory Café is run by a committee of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, with its own Constitution, whose aim is to offer free weekly hospitality to older people and their carers.

It is independently funded through donations and fundraising, and Christ Church Highbury supports the cafe by offering the facilities weekly at no charge.

The cafe has been recognised as a valuable community asset with grants being awarded from Islington’s Local Initiative Fund and Waitrose Community Matters which have enabled vital resources to be purchased to keep the guests comfortable and safe.

Our cafe is recommended by guests, carers and volunteers, as well as by healthcare professionals including local GP surgeries and mental health charities.

We would not be able to provide such warm hospitality if it were not for the team of volunteers who run the cafe, provide hot drinks, homemade cakes and fresh fruit every week. Please get in touch to see how you can get involved.

Do come along or recommend a friend or family member to join us.

A useful website offering support and products for living with memory loss is Unforgettable