Memories Are Golden

 

 

Memories Are Golden

Memories Are Golden bring together individuals living with dementia and those who maybe at risk of social isolation from families, friends, and their community. 

Our Community Hub provides a safe space to socialise and build friendships, as well as providing meaningful activities, entertainment, and social events, to improve well-being and reduce feelings of isolation. 

We are driven by our values of empathy, commitment, and service excellence. At Memories Are Golden, every individual is honoured and celebrated. We believe in providing a happier, healthier and more peaceful experience to people in the autumn of their lives. 

What We Offer

Memories are Golden specialises in offering day care services to individuals living with dementia and suffering from heart conditions, diabetes, and other long-term physical challenges. We also support people in their journey towards combating loneliness and isolation. 

At the Community Hub we not only provide delicious hot nutritious meals, but also arrange a range of activities, in which everyone is encouraged to actively participate. These include singing, arts and crafts, and sessions of physical activities, which have proved to be extremely popular with our clients. We believe adulthood is a treasure of wonderful ideas, vast knowledge, and loads of life experience. The more it is shared, the better.

In the near future we look forward to having our very own purpose-built Community Hub which will enable more individuals living with dementia to join us.

Hub Opening Days & Times

  • Monday – 9.30am – 2.00pm
  • Tuesday9.30am – 2.00pm
  • Wednesday – 9.30am – 2.00pm
  • Thursday – 9.30am – 2.00pm

Our Story

Memories Are Golden was founded in 2018 by Nathalie Gilder and her team at Haverhill Community Care, when they discovered that loneliness and isolation was affecting the well-being of the individuals they cared for. They decided to set up a lunch club once a week to bring these individuals together and watched as they saw friendships build and their well-being improve. 

They knew they had to bring their community a permanent day service so they could help more people to create memories by providing meaningful person-centered activities.

In September 2019, the Memories Are Golden Community Hub was opened and now provides a vital service within our community. Our Community Hub is led by Kelly Kennedy-Smith who was instrumental in it’s opening. 

How You Can Get Involved

Given the upheaval of the past year, caring for those in need has never been more important.

Memories Are Golden is a local community hub that brings together people living with dementia and individuals who are home alone and at risk of social isolation.  Memories Are Golden is a fully registered charitable trust (1195018) which is managed by Haverhill Community Care.

The hub brings together families, friends and members of the community and provides a wide range of interactive events, activities, and entertainment to improve their wellbeing, to build friendships and above all else – to reduce social isolation.

Sponsor an Activity or Event

  • A weekly/monthly food shop
  • Annual seaside excursion (coach, hire of beach hut and fish n’ chips)
  • Birthday Presents
  • Christmas Party
  • Afternoon Tea

Donate

Donate to help us improve our facilities such as:

  • Activities
  • Garden Furniture
  • New Purpose-Built Community Hub

Referrals

Some people may be eligible for financial help towards the cost of care. This is determined on an individual basis. The majority of our referrals come via Social Services – Adult team. If you would like to access our services you can either contact us directly or your local Social Services department for an assessment. Upon completion of a successful assessment an agreement will be in place with either the local authority or directly with the client.

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