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Directory of Memory Cafés in Massachusetts

This directory has been developed to help you find memory cafés in your area. You are welcome to attend as many as you wish!

We are pleased to list the following organizations and websites as a public service. They are not endorsed by JF&CS and this is not an exhaustive list. Any questions or concerns about any Café listed below should be directed to the contact person indicated.

If you would like to add or edit any information on this list, please contact Beth Soltzberg.

What is a Memory Café?

A memory café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for their family and friends. Memory cafés meet at a variety of places including coffeehouses, museums, or community organizations.

Each memory café is different. Some cafés invite guest artists, some offer education about memory changes, and some are just for relaxing and chatting. But all cafés share one goal: to help guests feel comfortable and to know that they are not alone. Cafés are a place to talk with others who understand what you are going through, to forget about limitations and instead focus on strengths, to enjoy other’s company, and to explore something new.

Massachusetts Memory Cafés

Greater Boston

Belmont

Serendipity Café

Where: Belmont Senior Center, 2nd floor
266 Beach Street, Belmont

When: Monthly, usually the fourth Friday of the month
Starts March 25
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, but donations accepted

RSVP not required, walk-ins welcome. Contact Denise at dthorud555@windsorhouse.org or 617-491-1815 for more information.

A special time set aside for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their care partners to enjoy conversation and refreshments in a stigma-free atmosphere. Interactive activities and occasional guest speakers will be featured. All participants must have at least one care partner accompanying them.

Boston

Thanks for the Memories Café

Where: Boston Center for Youth and Families Grove Hall
51 Geneva Avenue, Boston
Public transporation to 51 Geneva Avenue includes:

  • the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line - 5 corners Geneva Stop
  • Redline to Fields Corner Stop - at Fields Corner Catch the 19 Ruggles Bus
  • Orange Line to Forest Hills - take the 28, 23  or 16 bus
  • Orange Line to Ruggles - take the45 Bus.

When: Monthly, usually the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday is a City of Boston Holiday, then it will be the second Monday of the month.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Please contact Patricia McCormack at patricia.mccormack@boston.gov or 617-635-3992 to confirm dates.

Thanks for the Memories Café is a welcoming place for individuals experiencing memory changes and their care partners. Bring a spouse, family member, or friend and meet new friends of all ages! We provide refreshments and a weekly art or performance activity you can join in if you choose. Enjoy spending time in a relaxed and supportive setting. Everyone is welcome.

Brighton

Memory Café of Brighton

Where: Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
19 Chiswick Road, Brighton

When: Monthly, usually the second Wednesday of the month
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP requested, but not required. RSVP at mlevine@benchmarkquality.com or 617-566-1700.

The Memory Café is a welcoming community setting for visitors to talk, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize with others experiencing memory changes and their families, friends, and caregivers.

Brookline

Brookline Memory Connections Café

Where: Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester Street, Brookline

When: Monthly, usually the fourth Wednesday of the month 
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Contact Jamie Donchin at jdonchin@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753.

The Senior Center offers seasonal activities for individuals and families living with memory changes. Events include music, refreshments, and conversation with peers facing similar challenges. Individuals with early to moderate memory loss and their care partners attend together to connect with others in a supportive environment. Other activities may include light exercise, art therapy, and sing-a-longs, among others.

Cambridge

CFCS Neighborhood Memory Café

Where: Cambridge Family & Children's Service
60 Gore Street, Cambridge
Onsite parking available and located near public transportation

When: Monthly, usually the second Saturday of the month.
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

Walk-ins welcome but RSVP appreciated. Guests who require personal assistance must bring a care partner. Please RSVP to Nancy at memorycafe@helpfamilies.org or 857-453-4273.

Please join us for the opening of the Neighborhood Memory Café sponsored by Cambridge Family & Children's Service (CFCS). Individuals and their caregivers or families are encouraged to attend. CFCS Neighborhood Memory Café will offer activities, invite guest speakers or performers, offer education about memory changes, and be a place for relaxing and chatting.

Canton

Canton Memory Café

Where: Cornerstone at Canton
175 Revere Street, Canton
Paul Revere Room, 2nd floor

When: Monthly, usually the fourth Thursday of the month
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP not required. For more information, please contact receptionist@cornerstonecanton.com or 781-821-3617.

The Canton Memory Café welcomes those living with memory changes and their care partners, family, and friends. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and socializing in a safe and supportive environment. There will be varied monthly offerings for an engaging and participatory experience.

Dedham

Café Connect, sponsored by NewBridge

Where: NewBridge on the Charles, Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Community Center
5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham

When: Monthly, usually the second Tuesday of the month from 
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Call or email for next date.

Cost:
 Free

RSVP required. Please contact Janet Gottler at JanetGottler@hsl.harvard.edu or 781-234-9214 for more information.

Café Connect is a welcoming place for adults experiencing memory challenges and their care partners. Attendees are invited to bring a spouse, family member, or a friend and meet new friends of all ages! Enjoy refreshments and conversation in a relaxed, supportive setting. A caregiver must accompany participants requiring special assistance. Café Connect offers a special participatory program or guest facilitator each month with an emphasis on multigenerational programming.

Jamaica Plain

Rogerson House Memory Caf

Where: Rogerson House
434 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain
For GPS directions: please set your GPS to Beaufort Road. Go to the end of road, and continue straight into our parking lot. There is parking available in our lot as well as on the adjoining side streets.

When: Quarterly. Please call 617-983-2300 for more dates.

Cost: Free

RSVP requested. RSVP to Janice Skelley at 617-983-2300 ext 118. Please contact Jenny Smith at 617-983-2300 ext 104 to volunteer at the event.

The Rogerson House Memory Café is a welcoming place for individuals experiencing memory changes and their care partners. Bring a spouse, family member, or friend and meet new friends of all ages! Enjoy spending time in a relaxed and supportive setting. Everyone is welcome.

Lexington

Lexington Memory Café

Where: Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Road, Lexington

When: Monthly, usually the third Wednesday of the month
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. For more information, contact Abby Ferreira at a.ferreira@elderdayservices.com or 781-863-1166. 

Cooperative Elder Services, Inc., a local Adult Day Health agency, has partnered with the Town of Lexington Senior Services to provide a monthly Memory Café supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation. The Memory Café will be a welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes and a time to socialize, meet others, and have enjoyable experiences. The program is free of charge and will include coffee and refreshments. Each month the Memory Café will feature a guest artist or engaging activities, meaningful conversation, education, and resources. Please note that a care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance.

Newton

Newton Memory Café

Where: The Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street, Newtonville

When: Monthly, usually the third Wednesday of the month
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, but donations accepted

RSVP not required, but please call 617-796-1660 to confirm dates.

The Newton Memory Café welcomes those living with memory changes and their care partners to come talk, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize. Musicians, storytellers, poets, and other artists are scheduled to provide engaging activities. The Caf is part of a larger movement to help communities become both age friendly and dementia inclusive.


Temple Emanuel Memory Café

Where: Temple Emanuel Reisman Hall
385 Ward Street, Newton

When: Monthly, usually held on the third Thursday of the month
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Contact Tracy Schneider at Tracys120@yahoo.com or 617-959-4928.

The Temple Emanuel Memory Café is an inviting place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and their family and friends. Our café is inspired by Jewish themes of the season while also being welcoming to all. Each month we'll start with conversation starters then enjoy an interactive program and refreshments. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance. The monthly café gatherings  are open to Temple Emanuel members as well as the greater community. This program series is proudly co-presented and co-sponsored by Temple Emanuel and Memory Care Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles.

Norwood

Norwood Memory Café

Where: Norwood Senior Center
275 Prospect Street, Norwood

When: Monthly, usually the third Thursday of the month
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, but donations are appreciated.

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Jean Cotton at je7cot@msn.com or 781-762-1611 for more information.

A welcoming place for individuals, families, and friends of those living with memory changes. Join us for the conversation, refreshments, and activities in a carefree environment.

Stoneham

Stoneham Memory Café

Where: Stoneham Senior Center
136 Elm Street, Stoneham

When: Monthly, usually the second Saturday of the month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP requested. Contact Rebecca Burke at rburke@arborsassistedliving.com or call the Stoneham Senior Center at 781-438-1157 to RSVP or for more information.

A memory café is a welcoming space for people with some form of dementia or other changes in memory. Come enjoy time with family, friends, or caregivers. Each memory café offers a unique opportunity to enjoy refreshments and an engaging activity while connecting with other locals who understand what you are going through. Please note that a caregiver must accompany individuals who need help with personal care.

Waltham

JF&CS Memory Café

Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham

When: Meets monthly, usually on the first Friday on the month.
10:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Beth at bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5628 for more information.

A welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes. Enjoy coffee, refreshments, creative arts, and conversation with new friends of all ages. A guest artist leads a creative exploration each month. Co-hosted by the Waltham Student Group of Brandeis University. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance.

Watertown

Memory Way Café

Where: Watertown Public Library
123 Main Street, Watertown

When: Monthly, usually held the fourth Thursday of the month
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP appreciated but drop-ins are welcome. Please contact Shawna Carpenter at scarpenter@ucp.org for more information.

The Memory Way Café provides for conversation, light refreshment, and an activity that gives everyone a chance to try something new and have fun.

Westwood

White Oak Cottages Memory Café, sponsored by White Oak Cottages

Where: Westwood Senior Center
210 Nahatan Street, Westwood

When: A new schedule is being developed. Please contact us for more information.

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Email sconnell@whiteoakcottages.com for more information.

Each Café will offer guests the chance for socializing, refreshments, and entertainment including music, dancing, and creative storytelling. Anyone with memory loss or concerns about memory loss is welcome to come. Care givers and/or spouses are encouraged to attend as well. If you need personal assistance of any kind, your care giver must come with you, as the staff is not able to provide one on one care.

Cape and the Islands

Falmouth

Falmouth Together Memory Café

Where: Falmouth Museums on the Green, Cultural Center
33 Palmer Ave, Falmouth
Easiest to enter and park in back by Katherine Lee Bates Road

When: Monthly, usually second Monday of the month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP not required but preferred. Contact Donna Jackson at 774-454-3290.

A welcoming place for people living with memory changes and their families or care companions. Leave worries behind and just have some fun knowing you are in good company!

Vineyard Haven

MV Memory and Music Café

Where: American Legion Hall
77 Martin Road, Vineyard Haven

When: Weekly on Thursdays
10:00 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free

RSVP not required. Please contact Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 or Nancy Langman at 508-498-1948 for more information.

The MV Memory and Music Café is a welcoming social opportunity for Vineyarders year round and seasonal, those dealing with memory disorders and other physical or neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers. Each week, we have conversation, information, and live music and offer the opportunity to play games for those who are interested. Once a month we have a presentation from the MV Museum on an art or island history topic. We welcome ideas from attendees for other programming. Refreshments are served.

Central

Dudley

Common Ground Memory Café at the Dudley Senior Center

Where: Dudley Municipal Building/Dudley Senior Center
First floor, rear of building
71 W. Main Street, Dudley

When: Monthly, usually the third Thursday of the month
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge, donations accepted.

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, please contact Margaret Bussiere at coa@dudleyma.gov or 508-949-8010 ext. 3.

The Common Ground Memory Café at the Dudley Senior Center is open to anyone in any town, caring for/about someone with memory impairment. We offer a friendly place to socialize, have fun, and unwind by playing games, singing/playing music, making art, and enjoying a light meal together. Please note, a care partner/friend/family, must accompany guests to the Memory Café. Come join us, we will be happy to meet you!

Groton

Groton Memory Café

Where: Groton Council on Aging
163 W. Main Street, West Groton

When: Monthly, usually the fourth Thursday of the month
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP requested. For more information, please contact Abby Ferreira at a.ferreira@elderdayservices.com or 781-863-1166 ext. 104.

Come join us for coffee, refreshments, and conversation! Meet guest artists who lead music, art, and other activities.

Worcester

The Worcester Memory Café

Where: Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street, Worcester

When: Monthly, usually the third Tuesday of the month
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP appreciated, but not required. Contact Deb Dowd-Foley at Elder Services of Worcester Area at ddfoley@eswa.org or 508-756-1545.

The Worcester Memory Café offers a time to socialize, enjoy each other's company, and have a good time. The goal is to make every guest feel as comfortable as possible.

Metro West

Foxborough

Pleasant Moments Memory Café of Foxborough

Where: Foxborough Council on Aging and Human Services
75 Central Street, Foxborough

When: Monthly, usually the third Tuesday of the month.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact Pam McGuire at pmcguire@foxboroughma.gov or 508-543-1234.

The Pleasant Moments Memory Café of Foxborough is a welcoming place for people living with memory changes and their families or care partners. Come enjoy music and other activities along with light refreshments and conversation in a safe, supportive environment.

Franklin

Memory Café, Franklin

Where: Franklin Senior Center
355 East Central Street, Franklin

When: Monthly, usually the third Thursday of the month.
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required: Contact Karen Alves at 508-520-4945 to RSVP or for more information.

Memory Café, Franklin has socialization, interactive entertainment, and refreshments. Come relax and meet new friends.

Lowell

Memory Making Cafés: Engaging the Merrimack Valley

Where: Hildreth Building
45 Merrimack Street, Suite 407, Lowell
Venue may vary. Please check with contact person to confirm.

Date: Various
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Joan Ruffels at jruffels.mmc@gmail.com or 585-330-5337 for more information.

Memory Making Cafés welcome those of all ages who have memory challenges, offering a program blending caregivers, our older adults, and adults with disabilities. We provide a meaningful and interactive memory-making opportunity through a social café format. Varying themes and activities are guided by each café's unique personality for the purpose of having fun and deepening bonds. Our hope is that all leave cafés feeling more connected, relaxed, and joyful.

Memory Making Cafés also meet in Andover and Lawrence.

Marlborough

Create a Better Day Café

Where: Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough

When: Monthly, usually the fourth Sunday of the month
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required: Please call 508-481-0809 to ensure that café will be held as scheduled.

Contact Tammy Pozerycki at 508-481-0809 for more information.

Create a Better Day Café offers a time to step out of the daily routine, leave the disease at the door, and enjoy a positive experience in a supportive environment. The afternoon consists of conversation, music, arts, games, refreshments, and most importantly, laughter. Open to anyone at any stage of the disease process accompanied by friends, family, and loved ones.

Sharon

The Memory Café by the Lake

Where: Sharon Adult Center
219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon

When: Monthly, usually the second Monday of the month
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Please call to confirm dates.

Cost: Free

RSVP preferred but not required: Please call 781-784-8000 to ensure that café will be held as scheduled.

Contact Kathie Medeiros at KMedeiros@townofsharon.org or Susan Edinger at SEdinger@townofsharon.org or call 781-784-8000 for more information.

The Memory Café by the Lake welcomes those living with memory changes and their care partners, whether it be family or friends. Monthly activites will vary but attendees will always have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and conversation with others facing similar challenges. This will take place in a safe and supportive environment. A care partner must accompany anyone who needs assistance.

North Shore

Andover

Memory Making Cafés: Engaging the Merrimack Valley 

Where: Salvatore's Restaurant
34 Park Street, Andover

When: Various
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Joan Ruffels at jruffels.mmc@gmail.com or 585-330-5337 for more information.

Memory Making Cafés welcome those of all ages who have memory challenges, offering a program blending caregivers, our older adults, and adults with disabilities. We provide a meaningful and interactive memory-making opportunity through a social café format. Varying themes and activities are guided by each café's unique personality for the purpose of having fun and deepening bonds. Our hope is that all leave cafés feeling more connected, relaxed, and joyful.

Memory Making Cafés also meet in Lawrence and Lowell.


The Center at Punchard Memory Café

Where: The Center at Punchard, 1st floor school administration building
30 Whittier Court, Andover

When: Monthly, usually the second Thursday of the month
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, but donations accepted.

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Emily Kearns, Program Coordinator at emily.kearns@andoverma.gov or  978-623-8321 for more information.     

What’s more enjoyable than having a cup of coffee and sweets and enjoying some music with a friend? People living with memory changes, their partners, and their friends can come together at the Memory Café at the Center at Punchard. The Café provides a much-needed break from daily routines and is a source of ideas, information, and connection to others and to community supports.

Lawrence

Memory Making Cafés: Engaging the Merrimack Valley

Where: Café Azteca
180 Common Street, Lawrence

Date: Various
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Joan Ruffels at jruffels.mmc@gmail.com or 585-330-5337 for more information.

Memory Making Cafés welcome those of all ages who have memory challenges, offering a program blending caregivers, our older adults, and adults with disabilities. We provide a meaningful and interactive memory-making opportunity through a social café format. Varying themes and activities are guided by each café's unique personality for the purpose of having fun and deepening bonds. Our hope is that all leave cafés feeling more connected, relaxed, and joyful.

Memory Making Cafés also meet in Andover and Lowell.


Aroma de Café
Se habla español; Spanish-speaking café

Where: Lawrence Senior Center
155 Haverhill Street, Lawrence

When: Las fechas pueden variar. Por favor llame para más información.
Dates vary. Please call for information.

Cost: Gratis/Free

For more information contact Angie Garcia or Martha Medina at 978-620-3540.

Aroma de Café ofrece un momento para conversar, disfrutar de un rico café y hacer una actividad que le dará a todos la oportunidad de probar algo nuevo y tener algo de diversión. Un lugar acogedor para las personas con problemas de memoria y su cuidador.

Aroma de Café offers a time to talk, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, and take part in an activity that gives everyone a chance to try something new and have fun. It’s a friendly place for people with memory problems and their friends and family.

Lynn

‘In the Moment’ Memory Café

Where: The Lynn Museum
590 Washington Street, Lynn

Date: Monthly, usually the third Thursday of the month
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP preferred but not required. Contact Debby Segil at 781-586-6540 or Taylor Lamberta at 781-586-8511 or tlamberta@GLSS.net to RSVP or for more information.

‘In the Moment’ Memory Café provides a relaxing and supportive environment for those who are impacted by memory loss and their loved ones. Each meeting includes refreshments and a thoughtfully planned activity for your enjoyment. We aim to offer a welcoming space where you can socialize, integrate, and have fun. This program is free of charge and all are welcomed to attend!

Topsfield

Rest.Stop.Ranch Memory Café

Where: Rest.Stop.Ranch, the home of Karl R. Ackerman and Mary E. MacDonald
202 Haverhill Road (Rt. 97), Topsfield

When: Monthly, April through October, on designated Sundays
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free. Donations appreciated.

RSVP required as this is a private home and parking is limited. Contact Mary E. MacDonald at 978-887-4202 for café dates, to RSVP, or for more information.

Our Memory Café program meets outdoors monthly April through October in the MargFMac Front Garden Loop. It offers a wonderfully refreshing outdoor environment for care partners and individuals living with memory changes, at any stage of the disease process. Enjoy beautiful gardens, music, dancing, laughter, conversation, and networking with people going through the same experience. The gardens offer a unique opportunity for quality time, memory-making, and photos – bring your camera! Feel free to bring a picnic (carry-in, carry-out).

Guests who require personal assistance must bring a care partner; we are unable to provide direct care or supervision of guests. Please note, we do not have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom at our home. Parking is limited to 10 cars or wheelchair vans. The Ride may be an option for those without cars or wheelchair vans who live locally north of Boston.

South Shore

Middleborough

The Memory Café

Where: Middleborough Council on Aging
558 Plymouth Street, Middleborough

When: Monthly, usually the second Tuesday of the month
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP is requested. For more information, please contact Susan Adams at sdms@middleborough.com or 508-946-2490.

The Memory Café is a place for those with memory impairment and and their caregivers to relax with activities and meet others in the community for support. Lunch and transportation is also offered for those who RSVP. Please join us for an afternoon of socialization!

Pembroke

Pembroke Memory Café

Where: Pembroke Council on Aging
144 Center Street, Pembroke
Please use the library entrance. Handicap ramp and additional parking are at the rear of the building.

When: Monthly, usually the third Wednesday of the month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. Contact Anna Seery at aseery@townofpembrokemass.org or Susan Shea at sshea2@townofpembrokemass.org for more information. Anna or Susan can also be reached at 781-294-8220.

The Pembroke Memory Café is for anyone experiencing memory loss and for their care partners. The Memory Café is a comfortable, casual outing to meet new friends over refreshments, games, and entertainment. Open to Pembroke residents and those from neighboring cities and towns. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires supervision or assistance.

Plymouth

New England Village's Memory Café

Where: The Plymouth Center for Active Living (PCOA)
44 Nook Road, Plymouth

When: Monthly, usually the last Thursday of the month
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
All pre-registered Memory Café guests are invited to join us for a complimentary lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Please contact Ginger Comeau at gcomeau@newenglandvillage.org or 781-293-5461 ext. 204 for more information.

New England Village's Memory Café is an inclusive social gathering where people with memory changes and their care companions come together in a safe and supportive environment and have some fun. The atmosphere is relaxed and activities are led by guest facilitators, many with expertise in the areas of art and music. Guests must be accompanied by a family member or caregiver.

Quincy

Atria Marina Place Memory Café

Where: 4 Seaport Drive, Quincy

When: Usually the second Wednesday of the month
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP recommended. Please contact Randy.Veraguas@AtriaSeniorLiving.com or 617-770-3264 to RSVP or for more information.

Our goal is to provide a safe and understanding environment for people to come for an hour to enjoy music, snacks, and great conversation. Sometimes we'll have dancing, sometimes we'll have instruments to play, and sometimes we'll sing. We'll have a good time getting to know one another whether we're tapping our feet, clapping our hands, or singing to our hearts' content!

Southeast

Fall River

The People, Incorporated Memory Café

Where: Heritage State Park Visitor Center
Davol Street, Fall River
Please note there is no street number.

When: Monthly, usually the third Saturday of the month
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. Contact Sandra Boyer at sboyer@peopleinc-fr.org or 774-627-2437.

The People, Incorporated Memory Café is designed for people living with memory changes and their care partners. All are encouraged to enjoy this opportunity to make new friends, relax in a welcoming environment, and share memories and experiences. Each memory café will feature a special program activity or guest speaker.


Memory Café

Where: The Heron Studio, 1st Floor Durfee Union Mills Bldg 8
187 Plymouth Ave, Fall River

When: Monthly, usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required to ensure we have enough supplies. Please email theheronstudio@gmail.com or call or text Jessica at 774-264-0786 to RSVP or for more information.

The nonprofit POTEGP Spiritual Guidance Center and Duke’s Bakery are partnering to provide Memory Café meetings for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder and individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as their care partners, families, and friends. Memory Café encourages experiences that are creative and community¬ based. Our Café’s supportive environment offers programs and tools for relaxation, enjoyment, and socializing. The Café is a stigma-free gathering place for people to connect with like-minded individuals and find respite from disease and disability. We provide a welcoming space with refreshments and alternate options for those not wishing to participate in the scheduled activity/program. Although participation in activities is encouraged, we believe in allowing participants to choose what makes them comfortable.

Marion

Waterfront Memory Café

Where: Marion Music Hall
164 Front Street, Marion

Date: Weekly on Wednesdays (starting September 7)
11:45 a.m. | Lunch
12:15 - 2:15 p.m. | Activities

Cost: Free, including lunch, but donations are gratefully accepted.

RSVP suggested but not required. Contact Karen Gregory, Program Coordinator, at 508-748-3570 or kgregory@marionma.gov or Heather Sylvia, Director, at hsylvia@marionma.gov to RSVP or for more information.

The Memory Café is loosely structured with activities ranging from games, music, singing, dancing, crafts, and occasional speakers. Lunch is included with every café unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Taunton

The Arbors Memory Café

Where: The Arbors at Taunton
763 County Street, Taunton

When: Monthly, usually the second Tuesday of the month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. Contact Nellie Vieira at nvieira@arborsassistedliving.com or call the Arbors at 508-824-4800 to RSVP or for more information.

A memory café is a welcoming space for people with some form of dementia or other changes in memory. Come enjoy time with family, friends, or caregivers. Each memory café offers a unique opportunity to enjoy refreshments and an engaging activity while connecting with other locals who understand what you are going through. Please note that a caregiver must accompany individuals who need help with personal care.

Western

Coming soon!

International

Virtual Memory Café

Virtual Memory Café, sponsored by Dementia Mentors

Where: Group meets online. A computer with a webcam and a microphone are needed for participation.

When: Groups meet weekly. Days and times vary.

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Contact dementiamentors@gmail.com to register.

The Virtual Memory Café is for anyone living with dementia. It is specifically for the individual with dementia, not the care partners. Participants from all over the US and abroad are able to attend from the comfort of their living room. At the café, participants share support, ideas, experiences, and inspiration. Visit the Dementia Mentors website for more information.

For inquiries about this directory, please contact Beth Soltzberg at bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5628.
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