We’ve had some international visitors recently. On Friday 28th June, we met Tomki Kaneko and Fuji Nakatsuka who represent a dementia organisation in Japan. They travelled to the UK to search for ways that they can improve dementia friendly communities within their own city. They came to visit us at the Café so they could witness all the amazing work that we do and gain lots of inspiration. We really enjoyed having them here with us, and you never know – there may be a Moments Café in Japan one day! Tomki and Kaneko were joined by Ian Sheriff from the Alzheimer’s Society and Kate Smith, the joint CEO and Co-Founder of Moments Café and Memory Matters.
And on Wednesday 24th July, we met Myung Lee and Karen Dahl, two ladies from New York. Myung and Karen work for a non-profit organisation called Cities of Service. They help Mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. Cities of Service have received more than one hundred applications for their 2019 ‘Engaged Cities Award’ from organisations across America and Europe. After much consideration they have managed to narrow it down to just 10 FINALISTS and Plymouth is one of them; what a great achievement that is for us a community. Myung and Karen were also joined by members of Plymouth City Council as well as Kate Smith, the joint CEO and Co-Founder of Moments Café and Memory Matters.