Crowland's Snowden Pavilion. Picture by Tonic Health.

Crowland dementia cafe set to open

A dedicated dementia cafe opens its doors in Crowland tomorrow (Thursday).

Run by charity Tonic Health, the Crowland Dementia Cafe holds its first session from 10am to noon at the Snowden Pavilion.

The cafe sessions will then be weekly every Thursday at the same time.

There is no need to book spaces ahead of time as the cafe is a drop-in session suitable for people with dementia and their carers.

Michael Morris, chair of trustees at Tonic Health, said: “Crowland is an area we have looked to expand our services into as we see it a town with great community support and a fabulous award-winning medical centre and the collaboration this project sees with Abbeyview and Crowland Cares shows that this is possible.

“We have demonstrated over the past three years our commitment to raising awareness of dementia and delivering well received projects for people with dementia and their families and the Cafe in Crowland will increase our provision, especially to those who are unable to travel into Spalding”.

This project will be backed through help and the assistance of members from Crowland Cares which provides the local knowledge and experience required to make new members feel at home in their new group.”

The information brochure is available from

Tonic Health has been awarded a grant of £108,713 over the next three years to improve available support.

This is for Focus Dementia Support and has been awarded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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