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Poppy Cafe

The Poppy Cafe is a monthly gathering where people with dementia, their families and friends can get together for a light lunch in a relaxing, friendly environment, in the company of others in a similar situation. Currently based at St Luke's Community Hall, Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12.

Free of charge service

St Lukes Community Hall, Ramsden Road, London, SW12
Umbrella org:
c/o Alzheimer's Society South West London
Area serviced:
020 8877 0033
Opening times:
Saturday once a month 1.30 - 4.00pm

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For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
Entertainment and outings are provided by a number of clubs and organisations within Croydon and the surrounding areas.These can be easily accessed and more information can be obtained by contacting AGE UK or by calling the groups personally.
Lunch Clubs are available to elderly people where they can eat a cut price healthy meal aswell as socialise with other people who attend,who may feel isolated and in need of company.Other activities may also take place at these clubs,so look further to find any local clubs of interest.