A relaxed, informal setting with information, support, speakers,
friendship & laughter, the Cafés will be held at Greemount Cricket
Club on the second Friday of each month.
This is what the "Bury Times" said when the D-CaFF opened.
And from October 2017, we are starting a D-CaFF Meeet and Greet Café, the Quieter Side, on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Run by volunteers, the Café relies upon the goodwill & generosity
of others - any donations will be gratefully received.
This will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other and
discuss what would be wanted at our Cafés. We look forward to
All welcome, please do come along & join us or email
Please see the dates for future Cafés
15th September 2017
D-CaFF Finalist in National Alzheimer’s Society Awards 2016!
Greenmount Village D-Caff was a runner-up in the category for Dementia Friendly Community Of The Year Award (2016); Rural. There were 400 applicants in total and the D-CaFF was one of three finalists for the awards. Joani Beale said beforehand, "Whatever the outcome of the awards, all our members are winners in our eyes!".
D-CaFF wins the award for the Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum in 2017
On Wednesday 17th May 2017, Joani Beale, Laura Roberts and Alistair Waddell were invited along to the last full Council meeting of Mayor Connelly’s term of office to collect the award for the “Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum”. It was the local Township Forum (Council funded) which gave the GVC a £400 grant to open D-CaFF in May 2016.
D-CaFF: Happy new year on Friday 11th January 2019.
This week we had armchair exercise with Tracing Steps.
D-CaFF: Twelve Days of Christmas on 14th December 2018
We celebrated Christmas in grand style, starting with a turkey sandwich lunch and followed by carols beautifully sung by the children of Greenmount Primary School, accompanied by their Head Teacher, David Griffith, on guitar.
Afterwards, there were raffle prizes and prizes for the fifteen highest seasonal quiz scores.
We all sang The Twelve Days of Christmas, with actions (twelve tables with the people at each standing up when their number came round), led by Joani Beale and we finished of with a Christmas sing-along led by Rita with Don on Guitar.
D-CaFF: Remembrance Day on 9th November 2018
We remembered the fallen on this 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the usual reading of the Ode of Remembrance and some excellent poetry depicting the era.
The Tottington Primary School Choir came along to entertain us and we finished with a sing-along, led by Don and Rita, which everyone enjoyed.
D-CaFF: Halloween with the Greenmount Strummers Band on Friday 12th October 2018
This month the theme was Halloween and there was no shortage of witches!
We were entertained by the excellent Greenmout Strummers Band, comprising:
Graham Scott, Howard Masters, David Archer, Phil Robinson, Don Kelly, Stewart Beswick, Donna Short and The Revd Alan Morris
enticing one or two people onto the dance floor.
Interludes of humerous verse were read by Sue Beswick.
Greenmount Primary School
Greenmount Primary School has started to document its work around Dementia Friends on its website. Please feel free to visit:
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