Memory Café Toolkit
This free Memory Café Toolkit provides step-by-step instructions to help you launch and sustain a memory café as well as templates you can download and adapt to fit your own program.
The Toolkit was developed as a public service by JF&CS Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support with generous support from the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA).
Memory cafés offer social connection, support, invigorating activity, and information. Cafés are for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder and they are also for family members, friends, and professional caregivers of these individuals. Cafés are a cost-effective model that can be developed and run by many types of organizations, including social service or health care providers, faith communities, colleges, museums, restaurants, and more. Memory cafés are part of the growing movement to make our communities “dementia friendly.”
JF&CS Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support coordinates the Percolator Memory Café Network, which meets regularly to offer memory café coordinators a forum to share ideas and work together toward common goals. We are delighted to see memory cafés spreading across Massachusetts and other parts of the US and we hope that the Memory Café Toolkit will make it easier for more cafés to start. We also hope that it will promote high-quality, creative new cafés, that embody the spirit and the needs of their local community.
For access to the Toolkit, please complete the following form: