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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 fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or contact Beth Soltzberg.

*Due to the COVID-19 situation, many memory cafés now offer virtual, outdoor, or other types of safe programs. Some cafés have canceled or postponed their gatherings. Make sure to check in with the memory café contact person at any café you are interested in attending. Check the sidebar on the right side of this page for virtual cafés in Massachusetts. Please also visit the National “Virtual” Memory Café Directory. You can participate in virtual cafés no matter where you live!

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.

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Massachusetts Memory Cafés

City of Boston

Boston

Memory Café
記憶俱樂部; Chinese-speaking café

Where: Hong Lok House Adult Day Health Center
25 Essex Street, Boston
地點:康樂樓日間護理中心

When: 提供給日間護理中心成員和家人. / Usually meets the last Tuesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. For ADH members and caregivers only. 
每周二 / 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: 免費 / Free of charge

For more information, contact SeeYee Morante or Sunny He at 617-542-7458. / 請聯繫楊姑娘或何姑娘

記憶俱樂部每週有不同的主題包括創意手工,記憶游戲,健康教育和其它娛樂活動, 為記憶力退化的長者們提供社交和輕鬆交流的環境◦記憶俱樂部使用中文並為照顧者及長者提供活動及支持讓他們知道他們並不孤單◦歡迎加入我們的日間護理中心◦

The memory café offers creative crafts, memory games, health education, and other recreational activities for members with forgetfulness and early dementia in a social and relaxed environment. The café is conducted in Chinese. We provide activities and support for caregivers and their loved ones, so they know they are not alone. All Adult Day Health members are welcome!

Updated 11/30/2021

Dorchester

Thanks for the Memories Café

Where: Boston Center for Youth and Families Grove Hall
51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester

Cost: Free

This cafe is currently meeting virtually just for members of the Grove Hall Senior Center. For more information, please contact Patricia McCormack at patricia.m.mccormack@boston.gov or 857-385-9094.

Updated 11/24/2021



Dorchester’s Memory Café

This café is in the process of being reorganized. For more information, call 617-298-5656 or email Julie Platz at jplatz@standishvillage.com. 


Memory Café (Se habla español; bilingual café)

Where: Codman Square Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester

When: Usually meets the second Wednesday of the month/normalmente nos reunimos el segundo miercoles de cada mes.

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

RSVP: RSVP requested but not required/preferido pero no requirido.

Cost: Free of charge/Gratis

Contact: To RSVP or for more information, please contact/para confirmar su asistencia o para más información, favor de contactar a Corinne White at corinne.white@boston.gov or 617-635-3745.

Brief Description of Café: Please join us! This cafe is bilingual in English/Spanish. We offer social and artistic activities, and light refreshments in a welcoming atmosphere./¡Bienvenidos! Este café es bilingüe (ingles/español). Se ofrece actividades sociales y artísticas, y refrigerios ligeros, en un lugar acojedor.

Last updated 7/20/2022

West Roxbury

Memory Café 

Where: German Centre for Extended Care,
2222 Centre Street, West Roxbury 

When: Usually meets the third Saturday of the month
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

No RSVP needed. For more information, please contact Carol Kelly at 617-390-3214 or ckelly@germancentre.org or Diane Dunning at 617-325-9447 or ddunning@germancentre.org

The Memory Café is a meeting place for people who are living with dementia and their caregivers. It is a place to socialize, share stories, and learn about resources. It can be isolating when dealing with dementia, so the Memory Café is a great way to connect with others in the community. 

Updated 1/11/2022

Greater Boston

Arlington

Arlington's Bright Day Memory Café, in collaboration with Arlington Council on Aging

Where: Bright View of Arlington
1 Symmes Road, Arlington

When: The café is currently on hold due to the pandemic. 

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. 

For more information about Arlington Memory Café options, please contact Shannon Murphy at the Arlington Council on Aging at 781-316-3404.

The Arlington Council on Aging in partnership with Bright View of Arlington brings the Arlington community a Memory Café. Those living outside of Arlington are also welcome. A Memory Café is a welcoming space for people with some form of dementia or other changes in memory and their care partners. This program is designed to engage (and entertain) all who attend providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Please note that a caregiver must accompany individuals who need help with personal care. Bright View has graciously offered their location with modern facilities and plenty of parking.

Updated 12/10/2021

Bedford

Bedford Council on Aging Memory Café

Where: Virtual

When: Usually held on the third Friday of the month  
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free or charge

RSVP is required. Please email coa@bedfordma.gov. or Elizabeth Kaupp at 978-412-7907 or elizabeth@rightathomecare.com.

Join us for a virtual cafe from the comfort of your home. This program is in collaboration with Right at Home in Bedford. For more information, please contact Bedford Council on Aging at 781-275-6825 or coa@bedfordma.gov.

Last updated 1/11/2022

Belmont

Belmont Memory Café

Where: Beech Street Center, 2nd Floor
266 Beech St., Belmont, MA 02478

When: Monthly, usually the fourth Thursday of the month
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome.

RSVP is appreciated but not required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dana Bickelman at Dbickelman@belmont-ma.gov or 617-993-2977.

A Memory Café is a special time set aside for individuals with memory impairment and their care partners. Please come and enjoy refreshments, sensory-stimulating activities, and supportive socializing in a stigma-free atmosphere. Take time to visit, talk, and enjoy snacks with special entertainment.

Last updated 10/28/2021

Brookline

Brookline Memory Connections Café

Where: Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester Street, Brookline 

When: This café is on hold during winter and spring 2022. Please contact Jamie for more information. 

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Contact Jamie Jensen at jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753.

The Senior Center welcomes people living with memory changes to its monthly Café that includes a variety of interactive programming, refreshments, and other enjoyable experiences with peers facing similar challenges. Individuals with memory loss and their care partners can connect with others in a social, relaxing, and supportive environment. Either party can attend alone, but a care partner must accompany those who require care assistance. This café is currently on hold.

Updated 12/16/2021

Burlington

Burlington's Memory Café

Where: Burlington Council on Aging
61 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803 (first floor, Murray-Kelly Room). The right side of the building is wheelchair accessible

When: Usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is required. Please contact Brenda Pappas 781-273-7010 bpappas@burlington.org or Andrea Cross 781-505-1138 across@burlington.org to register or for more information.

Friendly Day Café is a welcoming, interactive social time for those with memory changes and their care partners. Come enjoy friendship and fun. A care partner is required to attend with each guest. The café is sponsored by Lahey Clinic.

Updated 11/2/2021

Canton

Canton's Memory Café

Where: Canton Public Library
786 Washington St, Canton, MA

When: Usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

No RSVP is needed. For more information, call Vicky DiMaria, at the Canton Senior Center, 781-828-1323 or email at vferguson@town.canton.ma.us

Canton’s Memory Café provides a safe and supportive gathering place for friends with varying levels of memory loss to relax and enjoy conversation with their care partners and family over refreshments and entertainment. While the Memory Café is open to anyone in the community, any guest who requires a personal care attendant must have a caregiver present. The Department of Elder Human Services can provide transportation with advance notice. 

Last updated 6/22/2022

Concord

Concord Memory Café

Where: Concord Council on Aging
Harvey Wheeler Building
1276 Main Street
West Concord, MA 01742

Currently on hold due to the pandemic. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kaupp at 978-412-7907 or elizabeth@rightathomecare.com

A Memory Café is a welcoming and safe place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for family and friends to come together. The Concord Memory Café provides lunch and creative arts. We ask that attendees bring their care partners. A reservation is required to help us prepare for enough people. The Concord Memory Café is sponsored and facilitated by Right At Home of Bedford.

Last updated 1/11/2022. 

Dedham

Memory Café at Dedham Public Library

Where: 43 Church Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Wheelchair accessibility up to 31" wide on Norfolk St. at the corner of Church St. 

When: Meets monthly, usually the third Thursday of the month.
1:00 – 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required due to space limitations. Contact Gianna Bird at gbird@minlib.net to RSVP or for more information.

The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a welcoming, interactive place for individuals and families living with memory changes. Come enjoy refreshments, make new friends and participate in a fun, failure-free activity. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance. This program is sponsored in part by Dedham Savings Bank.

Join us as dance movement therapist Donna Newman-Bluestein invites us to sing or hum, and stretch, shake, twist, and bend to irresistible, toe-tapping music, both familiar and new, from the Big Bands, the 1940’s to the 60's, Broadway musicals, disco, and the Caribbean. Together we will create community as we dance in our seats and or on our feet. If you've got a heartbeat, you've got rhythm enough. No prior experience necessary.

Last updated 6/7/2022

Lexington

Insight Café

Where: The Courtyard at Youville Place
10 Pelham Road, Lexington

Currently on hold due to the pandemic. 

We invite you to Insight Café - an inside look at the innovative memory care programs offered at the Courtyard at Youville Place. Each monthly session provides expert-led education for care partners and the opportunity for their loved ones to participate in an engaging program. This is different from most memory cafés because guests will be divided into two groups. Care partners will be invited to have an educational presentation and a facilitated discussion, while guests who are living with dementia will be invited to participate in an interactive program in another room.

Last updated 1/11/2022. 

Lincoln

Lincoln Memory Café

Where: The Commons in Lincoln
1 Harvest Circle, Lincoln (right off Route 2 at exit 50)

Currently on hold due to the pandemic.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kaupp at 978-412-7907 or elizabeth@rightathomecare.com.

The Lincoln Memory Café is a welcoming and safe place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking to come together, along with their family and friends. Please note, we do ask our attendees to bring their care partners. Snacks are provided, plus socialization and creative arts entertainment. Right at Home Boston Northwest co-sponsors this Memory Cafe with the Lincoln Council on Aging and The Commons in Lincoln.

Last updated 1/11/2022. 

Medford

Medford Council on Aging Memory Café 

Where: Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

When: Usually meets the first Wednesday of the month. 10:00am-12:00pm.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP: RSVP requested. Please call Grace Albert at 781-396-6010 or at galbert@medford-ma.gov to reserve a seat.

Description: The Medford Council on Aging Memory Café offers information, support, activities, and social engagement in a welcoming space for persons and their families living with memory changes. Refreshments available. All communities welcome! 

Updated 3/8/2022.

Newton

Temple Emanuel Memory Café

Where: Temple Emanuel Reisman Hall
385 Ward Street, Newton Currently meeting via Zoom video conferencing. 

When: Usually meets one Thursday per month 
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Contact Tracy Schneider at Tracys120@yahoo.com or 617-959-4928 for information or to RSVP and receive a Zoom link. 

The Temple Emanuel Memory Café is an inviting place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking, along with their family and friends. Our café is inspired by Jewish themes of the season while also being welcoming to all. 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 Hebrew SeniorLife Center for Memory Health.

In addition to our monthly Memory Cafés, we host a monthly Caregiver Support Group from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays once a month on Zoom, sponsored by the Deanna and Sidney Wolk Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife, which leads into our afternoon Memory Café. Caregivers, spouses, and adult children are all welcome to participate in the support group. Please contact Tracy Schneider at Tracys120@yahoo.com or 617-959-4928.

Updated 12/23/2021

Newton Centre

Thyme Café 

Where: Adelaide’s Mind & Memory Cafe
157 Herrick Road
Newton, MA

When: Usually meets the last Thursday of each month
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, please contact Adrianna Alpaugh at 617-544-3886 or aalpaugh@benchmarkquality.com

Adelaide’s Mind & Memory Café Thyme Café is a cozy café space with an adjacent outdoor courtyard area. It is handicap accessible, all one level, and there are no steps involved. A light lunch will be served.

Last updated 8/30/2021.

Newtonville

Newton Memory Café

Where: The Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street, Newtonville Currently meeting online via Zoom video conferencing. 

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

Cost: Free

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 Café is part of a larger movement to help communities become both age friendly and dementia inclusive. Please contact Ilana for information about virtual and in-person cafés.

Last updated 6/28/20. 

Norwood

Norwood Memory Café, Inc.

Where: Norwood Senior Center
275 Prospect Street, Norwood

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

Cost: Free, but donations are appreciated.

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. For information and to volunteer, contact Jean Cotton, MS Gerontology, CDP, at je7cot@msn.com or 781-762-1611. The café website is norwoodmemorycafe.com.

A welcoming place for individuals, families, and friends of those living with memory changes. Join us for conversation, refreshments, and activities in a carefree environment. We respectfully ask caregivers to be present with any guests that need personal assistance. Norwood Memory Café, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and part of a national memory café movement.

Last updated 10/26/21

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

For information about café reopening, please contact Kathie Medeiros at kmedeiros@townofsharon.org or Melissa Shea at mshea@townofsharon.org or call 781-784-8000.

The Memory Café by the Lake welcomes those living with memory changes and their care partners, whether it be family or friends. Monthly activities 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.

Updated 5/19/21  

Walpole

Walpole Memory Café

Where: Walpole Senior Center, 60 South Street, Walpole, MA 02081

When: Usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge.

RSVP is currently required, will update as restrictions ease.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sandy Pellegrine, LPN, CDP, Right at Home. You can reach Sandy at 508-668-8001 or SPellegrine@rahbsw.com.

The Walpole Memory Café welcomes those living with memory changes and their care partners. Monthly activities will vary and there will be 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. Please contact Sandy for further details.

Updated 5/19/21

Waltham

JF&CS Memory Café

Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham Currently meeting online via Zoom video conferencing. 

When: Meets monthly, usually on the first Friday of 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. Our virtual café meets monthly on Zoom or by telephone. For information or to RSVP, please contact Beth at bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5628.
 
Updated 11/2/2021

Wellesley

The Memory Lane Café

Where: The Tolles Parsons Center, 1st floor Multipurpose room
500 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

This café is currently on hold. For more information, contact Kate Burnham at 781-235-3961 or Kburnham@wellesleyma.gov

Last updated 6/11/2019. 

Wilmington

"Our Moment" Café

Where: 142 Middlesex Ave (Fourth of July Building), Wilmington, MA 01887 

Cost: Free

This café is currently on hold due to the pandemic. Please contact Terri Marciello or Laura Pickett at 978-657-7595 or tmarciello@wilmingtonma.gov or lpickett@wilmingtonma.gov for more information.

“Our Moment” Café is a special gathering place for those dealing with memory loss, and for their caregivers. The Café gives the person with memory loss and their caregiver opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity and make new friends in a welcoming environment.

Last updated 1/11/2022

Winchester

Memory Café at the Jenks

Where: Jenks Center, Winchester
109 Skillings Road, Winchester

When: Monthly, usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month
10:30 a.m. - Noon 

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or upcoming dates, contact Suzanne Norton or Colleen Wages at 781-721-7136 or cwages@winchester.us.

A social gathering where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment. Guests can share conversations over light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere that sometimes includes music, art, or other appropriate activities. Often a caregivers group is offered, unless otherwise noted.

Updated 11/2/2021

Cape and the Islands

Bourne

The Connection Café

Where: Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center
239 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

When: Usually meets on the first Friday of the month, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP: To RSVP or for more information, please contact Merry James at 508-759-0600 extention 5228 or mjames@townofbourne.com

The Connection Café is a welcoming place for people with memory concerns and their caregivers to meet in a social gathering to connect with others in the community with the same concerns. Refreshments will be provided and activities such as word games, trivia and entertainment will be offered in a safe, supportive environment.

(8/16/21)

Brewster

Memory Café at Sea Captain Foster Homestead

Where: Sea Captain Foster Homestead
1222 Stony Brook
Brewster, MA 02631

When: Usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP: For more information or to RSVP, please contact Terry Brown at 508-273-2224 or info@oasisbrewster.org or visit online

The Memory Café provides a welcoming place for individuals and families living with changes in their memory. Come relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, and discussion!

Updated 11/10/2021.

Falmouth

Falmouth Together Memory Café

Where: Falmouth, various locations

When: Meets once a month, date varies, usually from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Monthly local outings to encourage exploration and socialization with others living with memory loss and their loved ones who are caring for them. Register in advance by emailing Donna at falmouthtogethermemorycafe@gmail.com.

Updated 11/9/21

Nantucket

Nantucket Memory Café

Where: Nantucket Community School, Parlor Room 
56 Centre Street

When: This café is currently on hold due to the pandemic

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Please contact Alison Forsgren at alisonkforsgren@gmail.com or 508-566-4449 for more information.

Last updated 3/8/21. 

Vineyard Haven

MV Music and Memory Café

Where: Currently meeting online via Zoom video conferencing
Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living 
29 Breakdown Lane, Vineyard Haven

When: Weekly on Wednesdays 
11:00 a.m. - noon 

Cost: Free

RSVP: Please contact Allison Roberts at 508-939-9440 or allisonr@mvcenter4living.org for more information.

The MV Music and Memory Café is a welcoming social opportunity for any Vineyarder year-round and seasonal. Each week, we enjoy conversation, information, and live music all hosted over Zoom. The café welcomes those looking for camaraderie, those dealing with memory disorders or other physical or neurocognitive disorders, and their caregivers. Please contact Allison for more information on how to join.

Updated 2/2/2021

Central

Auburn

Here and Now Memory Café 

Where: Pakachoag Church
203 Pakachoag St, Auburn 

When: Usually meets the fourth Friday of the month
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kathy Parandes at office@pakachoag.org or 508-755-8718.

Our Memory Cafe is a relaxed, welcoming social gathering for people experiencing memory loss and their caregivers. Gatherings may include music, crafts, health and wellness activities, games, and more!

Last updated 5/25/2022. 

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In the Moment Memory Café 

Where: Auburn/S. Worcester County Elks Lodge #2118
754 Southbridge St., Auburn

When: Usually meets on the first Monday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested. For more information or to RSVP, please call Chris Stannard at 508-688-2740 or email info@inthemoment2118.org

In the Moment Memory Café is a warm and relaxed social gathering run by the Auburn/S. Worcester County Elks, specifically inviting those who live with memory loss, along with their caregivers. Enjoy light refreshments and partake in thoughtfully planned activities intended to stimulate conversation, reflection, and positive social interactions. All attendees must come with a companion to share in the fun.

Last updated 1/21/2020. 

Charlton

Charlton Memory Cafe

Where: 88 Masonic Home Rd, Charlton MA (meet in Vista Adult Day Program's space)

When: Usually meets the second Thursday of each month

1:00-2:00 pm

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kathleen Walker at kawalker@overlook-mass.org or 508-434-2551.

Our Memory Cafe is a monthly social gathering for individuals living with dementia and their caregiver, in a safe, relaxing and welcoming setting. Refreshments and activity offered.


Last updated 6/3/2022

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: Usually meets on the third Thursday of the month, weather permitting. 3:00-5:00 pm. 

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 provides live music entertainment, crafts, a light meal and a friendly social activity. We are here to make new and old friends in a caring and uplifting no-judgment atmosphere, open and inclusive to all. You are invited to come as you are, be as you are, with friends in a relaxed, friendly, accepting environment. RSVPs not required, call or email us for more information.

Updated 2/10/2022

Groton

Groton Memory Café 

Where: 163 West Main Street, Groton

When: Usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ashley Shaheen at 978-448-1170 or ashaheen@grotonma.gov.   

Come join us for coffee and conversation in a welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes. There will be a monthly guest artist who will lead music, art, or other activities. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance. Co-sponsored by RiverCourt Residences.

Last updated 5/25/2022. 

Leominster

Twin City Memory Café 

Where: Leominster Senior Center
5 Pond Street, Leominster
On hold due to the pandemic. 

For more information, contact Bob Cody at etcpartsman@yahoo.com or 978-549-1458.

The Twin Cities Memory Café is a welcoming social gathering for people living with memory changes, and their family, friends, and caregivers. Activities vary each month.

Last updated 1/3/2022

Littleton

Memory Café

Where: First Baptist Church of Littleton
461 King Street, Littleton

When: On hold due to the pandemic. For information, please contact the First Baptist Church of Littleton office at 978-486-4660, or Anne Lee at 978-486-4075.

Cost: Free

No RSVP needed. For more information, contact the First Baptist Church of Littleton office at 978-486-4660, or Anne Lee at 978-486-4075.

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! We provide refreshments and activities you can join in if you choose. Enjoy spending time in a relaxed and supportive setting. 

Last updated 1/3/2022

 

Lunenburg

"A Cup of Joy" Memory Café

Where: Eagle House Senior Community Center, 25 Memorial Drive, Lunenburg, MA 01462

When: Usually meets on the last Friday of each month. 10:00am - 12:00pm

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP: RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Susan Doherty at 978-582-4166 or sdoherty@lunenburgma.gov 

Our café is open to all with Alzheimer's/Dementia and their care partners. We offer a free brunch with activities and entertainment.

Updated 05/23/2022 

Millbury

Millbury Memory Café

Where: Millbury Council on Aging 
1 River Street, Millbury, MA

When: Fourth Tuesday of the month
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, please contact Julianne Fitzgerald, Outreach Worker, at 508-865-9154 or at jfitzgerald@townofmillbury.net.

The Millbury Memory Café is a monthly gathering of individuals who have memory issues along with their care partners.  This gathering is a time to socialize, make new friends, and have a good time.  The Café is open to anyone in the community with memory issues. We also may offer a "visiting café" for those who are more comfortable staying home during the pandemic. The Millbury Memory Café is funded by a grant from the MCOA.

 

Updated 11/30/2021

Shrewsbury

Good Day Memory Café

Location: 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury

Day of month or week: Usually meets on the first and third Friday of each month.

Start time: 2:00 p.m.

End Time: 3:30 p.m.

RSVP: No registration needed to attend. 

Cost: Free

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Michael Zeller, Assistant Library Director, at 508-841-8531 or mzeller@cwmars.org  

The Good Day Memory Café provides socialization opportunities for people living with dementia and their care partners. Participants can look forward to enjoying a relaxed afternoon of conversation and camaraderie as well as games and music in a supportive, safe environment. 

Updated 3/24/2022


Memory Lane Café

Where: Shrewsbury Senior Center
98 Maple Ave.

When: Usually meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP required. Please contact Merrie Gerber at 508-841-8640.

Memory Lane Café is a welcoming gathering for people who are living with memory changes, and for their family, friends and caregivers. Lunch and an activity are included. 

Spencer

Sunflower Memory Café

Where: Spencer Senior Center
68 Maple Street, Spencer  

When: Usually meets on the third Thursday of the month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge; donations accepted

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, contact April Caruso at 508-885-7546 or ACaruso@spencerma.gov.

Our café is a place for those experiencing dementia, cognitive impairment, and memory loss, and for any person or family member of those affected. It's a great opportunity to aid memory through activities and social interactions. A place where people can be themselves without stigma or worrying about what others are thinking.

West Brookfield

Quaboag's Central Mass Memory Café

Where: Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center,
 47 East Main Street, West Brookfield

When: Currently on hold due to the pandemic. 

Cost: Free of charge. 

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to RSVP, please call Chrissy Webb at 508-867-7716 or email her at info@qotcma.com or cwebb@qotcma.com.

Quaboag's Central Mass. Memory Care Café (jointly sponsored by Tri Valley, Inc. Elder Services) is pleased to offer a monthly art or performance activity in a welcoming setting for people with some form of dementia or memory loss and their caregiver. Refreshments will be provided as well. Bring a spouse, friend, or family member to join us for an engaging experience in a welcoming environment.

Last updated 12/28/2021

Worcester

Making Connections 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. 

 

Updated 7/22/21 
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Lutheran's Memory Café

Where: Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center
26 Harvard St., Worcester

When: This café is temporarily closed. 

Cost: Free of charge.

For more information, please contact Michelle Stevens at 508-754-8877, info@lutheranrehab.com, or mstevens@lutheranrehab.com.

Lutheran's Memory Care Café (jointly sponsored by Tatnuck Park at Worcester) is pleased to offer a monthly art or performance activity in a welcoming setting for people with some form of dementia or memory loss and their caregiver. Refreshments will be provided. Bring a spouse, friend, or family member to join us for an engaging experience in a welcoming environment.

Updated 9/13/20 

Metro West

Acton

Memory Lane Cafe at the Acton Senior Center

Location: 30 Sudbury Road Rear, Acton, MA

When: Usually meets on the last Tuesday of each month
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

RSVP: RSVP requested but not required

Cost: Free of charge

Contact Information: To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sharon Mercurio, Acton Council on Aging Director, at 978-929-6652 or smercurio@actonma.gov 

Description: Join us to enjoy lunch, and a program or activity. Sponsored by The Acton Council on Aging, Concord Park, and Cooperative Elder Services

Last updated 4/15/2022
 

Ashland

Clocktown Café

Where: Ashland Senior-Community Center
162 W. Union Street, Ashland 

When: Usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month

Time: Meets from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

RSVP: RSVP requested but not required

Cost: Free of charge

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Candice Wilson at 508-532-7945 or

cwilson@ashlandmass.com 

Clocktown Café provides a welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or a cognitive impairment, accompanied by their care partner. It is a relaxed social gathering held monthly and free of charge. Entertainment and light refreshments provided. 

Updated 4/5/2022

Bellingham

Bellingham Memory Café 

Where: Bellingham Public Library, 100 Blackstone St., Bellingham, MA 02019

When: Usually meet the first Tuesday of the month. 11:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free of charge.

RSVP required. For information or to RSVP, please contact Terri Graham, Outreach/Program Coordinator for the Bellingham Senior Center at 508-657-2710 or tgraham@bellinghamma.org.

The Bellingham Memory Café is a social gathering for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and/or any form of dementia, along with their caregivers. It is a great way to make new friends and support one another. The Bellingham Memory Café is generously sponsored by Cornerstone at Milford. 

Updated 4/15/2022

Billerica

Billerica Memory Café

Where: Billerica Council on Aging
25 Concord Road, Billerica  

When: Usually held on the second Wednesday of the month
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to register, please call Carolyn Savio at 978-671-0916, ext. 2010 or csavio@town.billerica.ma.us 

The Billerica Memory Café is a free, open, and welcoming event for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Enjoy conversation, entertainment, and light refreshments. Please note that a care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance. 

Updated 11/15/21

Franklin

Franklin Senior Center Memory Café: "Where's the Toast"

Where: Franklin Senior Center
10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038

When: Usually meets the third Wednesday of each month 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ariel Doggett at adoggett@franklinma.gov or 508-520-4945.

The Franklin Senior Center Memory Café offers socializing, interactive entertainment, and refreshments for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and for their care partner, family, and friends. Come relax and meet new friends. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. All guests will be asked to show their vaccination card. 

Updated 2/23/2022 

Holliston

Dementia Friendly Lunch and Learn

Where: Unitarian Universalist Area Church, 11 Washington St, Sherborn, MA 01770.

When: Usually meets on the last Friday of each month

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Cost: Free of charge; donations accepted

RSVP required. Please RSVP to Melinda Morle at (508) 651-7858 or Melicia DeCosta at (508) 429-0622.

The Holliston and Sherborn Councils on Aging have teamed up to provide a FREE Monthly Dementia Friendly Lunch and Learn. Each month, we will have a guest presenter, who will speak about or provide a demonstration about different facets of memory loss or memory decline. All are welcome and there is no cost for lunch. We do require an RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Melinda Morle at the Sherborn Council on Aging at (508) 651-7858, or Melicia DeCosta at the Holliston Council on Aging at(508) 429-0622. Those living in Holliston can call the Holliston COA to request a ride to the event.
 

Last updated 9/1/2022.

Hopkinton

Our Time Memory Café

Where: Hopkinton Senior Center
28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton

When: Usually meets on the first Thursday of the month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is requested but not required.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Patricia Srodawa at 508-497-0108 or info@ourtimememorycafe.org

Our Time Memory Café is a gathering place to enjoy conversation and a new activity each month with friends.

Updated 9/1/2022

Lowell

Lowell Memory Café

Where: Summit Elder Care, 1081 Varnum Ave, Lowell MA01854

When: Usually meets the third Thursday of the month 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information or to register, please contact Candace Walker at 978-569-1016 or memorycafe@dyouville.org

Our café offers coffee, pastries, and music together. This is a place where people with memory loss and their caregivers can be themselves, share stories, and find helpful information in a supportive, safe, and fun environment.

Updated 4/6/2022 

Natick

Better Together Café

Where: 12 Washington Street, Natick, MA 01760

When: Meets Saturday per month. Please contact for upcoming dates. 

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

RSVP: RSVP is required. Please RSVP to info@elderwelladultday.com 

Cost: Free of charge; donations accepted

Contact Information: For more information and exact dates, please contact Kara Harvey at 508-655-2536 or info@elderwelladultday.com 

Description: Join us at Better Together Café for social time, with presentations and resources available. 

Last updated 4/15/2022

Millis

Millis Memory Café 

Where: Millis Public Library, Roche Bros Community Room
961 Main Street, Millis 

Cost: Free

For information about re-opening, please contact Kim Tolson at 508-376-8282 or ktolson@minlib.net.

Millis Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking, and for their family and friends. Each monthly café event will feature a different activity as well as time for socializing. Refreshments will also be provided. All are welcome and we respectfully ask caregivers to be present with any guests that need personal assistance. Millis Memory Café is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Funding is also provided by the Friends of the Millis Public Library.

Updated 12/9/2021.

Marlborough

Grateful Moments Memory Café

Where: Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company
19 Weed Street, Marlborough MA 01752

When: Usually meets the third Monday of the month
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is required: Please RSVP to the Marlborough Senior Center at 508-485-6492. For more info or questions contact Bob DePeron at bob@rahbostonmetro.com.

The Café is located in Marlborough and encourages socialization with other caregivers and loved ones where you can just be yourself. It’s a time to step out of the daily routine and enjoy a positive experience in a supportive environment. The afternoon will consist of conversation, snacks, entertainment, and most importantly, laughter. It is open to anyone in the community at any stage of the disease process accompanied by friends, family, and loved ones. FREE PARKING is available in the parking garage directly in front of the taproom and in the surrounding parking lots. The cafe is co-sponsored by the Marlbough Council on Aging, Right at Home Boston Metro West and Seniors Helping Seniors Greater Boston Metro West (home care agencies).

Updated 09/15/2021

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Better Day Memory Café

Where: 195 Reservoir St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

When: Usually meets on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is required: Please RSVP to regina@betterdayprogram.org by the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting date.

The ‘Better Day Memory Café’ takes place the 3rd or 4th Saturday of every month, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. It is a welcoming place for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and their caregivers. All Memory Cafés are free and open to the community at large. Together we enjoy musical entertainment and good company. Please email Regina to RSVP by Thursday before the scheduled Café. Better Day Memory Café is generously sponsored by Carriage House at Lee’s Farm in Wayland.

Updated 03/1/2022

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

For information about café reopening, please contact Kathie Medeiros at kmedeiros@townofsharon.org or call 781-784-8000.

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.

Updated 12/27/2021 

Sherborn

Dementia Friendly Lunch and Learn

Where: Unitarian Universalist Area Church, 11 Washington St, Sherborn, MA 01770.

When: Usually meets on the last Friday of each month

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Cost: Free of charge; donations accepted

RSVP required. Please RSVP to Melinda Morle at (508) 651-7858 or Melicia DeCosta at (508) 429-0622.

The Holliston and Sherborn Councils on Aging have teamed up to provide a FREE Monthly Dementia Friendly Lunch and Learn. Each month, we will have a guest presenter, who will speak about or provide a demonstration about different facets of memory loss or memory decline. All are welcome and there is no cost for lunch. We do require an RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Melinda Morle at the Sherborn Council on Aging at (508) 651-7858, or Melicia DeCosta at the Holliston Council on Aging at(508) 429-0622. Those living in Holliston can call the Holliston COA to request a ride to the event.
 

Last updated 9/1/2022.

Sudbury

Making Memories Café

Where: Sudbury Senior Center
40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury

When: Currently on hold due to the pandemic. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP required. For more information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, Outreach Specialist, at 978-443-3055 or by email at oliveiraa@sudbury.ma.us

Join us for the monthly Memory Café at the Senior Center. Bring your loved one with memory loss to enjoy lunch, uplifting entertainment, and companionship with others. This café is sponsored by Bridges by Epoch of Sudbury.

Last updated 12/27/2021. 

North Shore

Amesbury

Carriage Town Memory Café 

Where: Great Room, 
68 Elm St, Amesbury

When: Meets during spring and autumn, one Wednesday per month. Please call or email for exact dates.
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Courtney Hutchinson at 978-388-8138 or hutchinsonc@amesburyma.gov.

The Carriage Town Memory Café is for caregivers and their loved ones living with memory challenges. The café provides a space for caregivers and their loved ones to come together and enjoy a fun event or activity while also providing a much-needed break from their daily routines. Our memory café provides an outlet for caregivers but can also become a source of ideas, information, connection, and support. Activities will consist of engaging and interactive entertainers, crafts, or story-telling. Refreshments will always be provided. A resource table will be present with brochures, fact sheets, etc. Dates may be subject to change if near a holiday. Memory cafes will be held in the spring for the months of March and April and take a summer hiatus from May - August and resume for the fall in September - November, with a winter hiatus from December-February.

Last updated 1/27/2020

Danvers

Memory Café at Danvers Senior Center

Where: Danvers Senior Center
25 Stone Street, Danvers

When: Usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, please contact Judith Ryan at 978-762-0208 or jryan@danversma.gov.

A memory café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for their family or friends.

Ipswich

Ipswich Memory Café

Where: Ipswich Senior Center
25 Green Street
Ipswich, MA  

When: Usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Meeting time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required.

For more information contact Beth Wright at 978-356-6650 or bethw@ipswich-ma.gov.

Join us for coffee, conversation, and activities in a welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes.

Last updated on 12/7/2021. 

Lawrence

Aroma de Café
Se habla español; Spanish-speaking café

Where: Lawrence Senior Center
155 Haverhill Street, Lawrence

When: Actualmente no se reúne debido a COVID-19. Por favor llame para más información.
The café is not currently meeting due to COVID-19. Please call for information.

Cost: Gratis/Free

For more information contact Angie Garcia 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. Este programa se reanudará cuando sea posible.

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. This program will resume when it is possible. 

Updated 1/3/2022 

Lynn

‘In the Moment’ Memory Café

Where: The Lynn Museum
590 Washington Street, Lynn

Date: On hold due to the pandemic. For information, please contact Marilyn Long at Greater Lynn Senior Services, at mlong@glss.net

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!

Last updated 1/3/2022

Marblehead

Marblehead Memory Café

Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St
Marblehead, MA 01945

When: Usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

Drop-in, no RSVP required.

For more information, please contact Victoria Guskiewicz at vguskiewicz@rightathomemass.com or 781-568-0623.

The Marblehead Memory Café is a safe and welcoming place for those living with memory and thinking changes, and the people who care about them. 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. Anyone who requires personal care assistance must be accompanied by a care partner.

Merrimac

East Main Memory Café

Where: Merrimac Senior Center
100 E. Main St. Merrimac, MA  
First floor

For information about this memory café, please contact Brienne Walsh, Senior Center Director, at 978-346-9549.

Last updated 1/3/2022. 

Methuen

Nevins Memory Café

Where: Nevins Memorial Library, Garden Room 
305 Broadway, Methuen

When: Temporarily closed due to the pandemic 

Cost: Free of charge

For more information, contact Susan Juknavorian at sjuknavorian@nevinslibrary.org.

At the Nevins Memory Café, guests gather together for some social time enjoying a theme and whatever that brings, including games, music, art, crafts, and always a light refreshment with coffee and tea as well.

Updated 12/7/2021 

Nahant

"Connections" Memory Café

Where: Nahant Public Library
15 Pleasant Street, Nahant

When: Currently on hold due to the pandemic. The plan is to reopen in spring 2022. 
 

Cost: Free

Contact Sharon Hawkes at 781-581-0306 or email shawkes@nahant.org for more information.

The Connections Memory Café provides a program of arts, information and sharing for those who are affected by cognitive loss and their loved ones. Enjoy life and one another in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments will be available.

Updated 1/4/2022

North Shore/Merrimack Valley

This Magic Moment Memory Café 

Where: Currently meeting via Zoom video conferencing 

When: Usually meets virtually on the first Tuesday of the month
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but required. Click here to register.

Contact info: for more information or to register, please contact Lyn Brennan at lbrennan@agespan.org or 978-946-1368.

A judgement-free group for caregivers and their loved ones to socialize and have fun. Hosted by AgeSpan, formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley & North Shore. 

Updated 12/23/2021

Peabody

Memory Café at Peabody Senior Center

Where: Peabody Senior Center
79 Central Street, Peabody

When: Usually meets the third Thursday of the month
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, please contact Susan Levenson at 978-531-2254.

A memory café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for their family or friends.

Reading

Stoneham and Reading Memory Café

Where: Stoneham Senior Center and Reading Senior Center (rotating each month)

When: Usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Time: 10:30 to noon, or 12:00 to 2pm depending on the month and the type of activity

Cost: Free

For more information and an exact schedule, please contact: Anne Lawrence, LICSW 781-850-0619 Stoneham; Alyse Warren, RN 781-942-6693 Reading; Kerry Valle 781-942-6659 Reading

Join us at this welcoming gathering! The café will rotate between the Stoneham Senior Center and the Reading Senior Center. Contact us for the exact schedule. 

Last updated 8/22/2022. 

Salem

Memory Café at Salem Senior Center; Se habla español; Spanish-speaking café

Where: 27 Charter Street, Community Room, Salem

When: Normalmente se reune el tercer miercoles cada mes/Usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: Gratis/free of charge

RSVP: Para obtener las fechas exactas y más información, llame o email Rosanna Donahue: 978-744-0924 o rdonahue@salem.com. RSVP preferido pero no requirido.

To obtain the exact dates, receive more information and the online link, please contact Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 or rdonahue@salem.com. An RSVP is requested by not required.

El café de la memoria es una reunion social y acogedor para las personas que viven con cambios en su memoria o otros cambios cognitivos, y sus parientes, amigos o cuidadores. Se habla español.

A memory café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for their family or friends. This is a Spanish-speaking café. 

Last updated 1/11/2022 


 

English Memory Café at the CLC

Where: Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge Street, Salem

When: Usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each Month

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

For information or to RSVP, please contact Rosanna Donahue at 978-744-0924 or rdonahue@salem.comPlease join us for this welcoming gathering!

Last updated 1/11/2022. 

Stoneham

Stoneham and Reading Memory Café

Where: Stoneham Senior Center and Reading Senior Center (rotating each month)

When: Usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Time: 10:30 to noon, or 12:00 to 2pm depending on the month and the type of activity

Cost: Free

For more information and an exact schedule, please contact: Anne Lawrence, LICSW 781-850-0619 Stoneham; Alyse Warren, RN 781-942-6693 Reading; Kerry Valle 781-942-6659 Reading

Join us at this welcoming gathering! The café will rotate between the Stoneham Senior Center and the Reading Senior Center. Contact us for the exact schedule. 

Last updated 8/22/2022. 

Swampscott

By the Sea Memory Café 

Where: Swampscott Senior Center, 200R Essex Street, Swampscott

When: Usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested but not required. For information or to RSVP, please contact Sabrina Clopton at 781-596-8866 or sclopton@swampscottma.gov 

Please join us for a welcoming, interactive program focusing on art and art history. 

Last updated 2/17/2022.

Topsfield

Name of CaféMemory Café in the Garden

Where: In Topsfield. From April to October, meets outdoors at Rest-Stop-Ranch, the home of Karl R. Ackerman and Mary E. MacDonald, 202 Haverhill Road (Rt. 97). From November to March, meets in the 1st floor meeting room at the Topsfield Library, 1 South Commons Street.

When: The café usually meets one Saturday each month. Visit https://rest-stop-ranch.org/ for specific dates. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Additional activities are described below. 

Cost: Free of charge; donations accepted

RSVP: RSVP required Call 978-887-4202 at least 24 hours in advance, to reserve your parking space.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mary E. MacDonald at mary@marymacmissions.com or 978-887-4202.

April to October, enjoy wheelchair-accessible gardens and a Caretaker’s Cottage at Rest-Stop-Ranch. From November to March, enjoy a facilitated arts program in the wheelchair-accessible Topsfield Library 1st Floor Meeting Room. We welcome any dementia care-partner (currently caring, or having cared) and all guests with memory loss, including those living with a brain injury/TBI/stroke/TIA or Down Syndrome. Stroll and picnic in the wheelchair-accessible gardens. One Sunday a month, explore the wheelchair-accessible gardens, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. View the Rest.Stop.Ranch events calendar to confirm dates. RSVP required as this is a private home and parking is limited. We meet rain or shine. A Caretaker’s Cottage offers hospitality on rainy or cold days. Our programs offer a 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! 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. A wheelchair-accessible port-a-potty is available. 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. We are partly funded by MA DDS. 

Updated 9/13/2021

South Shore

Bridgewater

Alice’s Café

Where: Bridgewater Senior Center.
10 Wally Krueger Way
Bridgewater, MA 02324 

When: Usually meets on the first Thursday of every month, and may meet a second time during the month.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is required: For exact dates, more information, or to RSVP, please contact Emily Williams at 508-697-0929 or at seniorcenter@bridgewaterma.org

Join us for intergenerational conversations, movement, reminiscing, games, music and laughter with students from Bridgewater State University. The Bridgewater Cafe is a safe and fun, social gathering place for those living with memory loss as well as their care partners. A place where those with memory loss and their care partners can relax, socialize, enjoy entertainment and various activities. Complimentary lunch delivered afterward to local residents.

Updated 6/29/21  

Duxbury

SSC Memory Café - Duxbury 

Where: Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower Street, Duxbury, MA  02332. Meets on Zoom and in person.

When: Usually meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in person, and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Frequency: Weekly

Cost: Free of charge

Registration requested. For more information or to register, please call Amanda Reopell at 781-749-7565 x47

Join us for conversation, music, movement and a fun time for all. Participants may attend as many sessions as they wish and choose their own level of interaction and participation. There is no cost to participate and we are grateful to the Grafton Foundation for their generous gift that makes this program possible. This cafe is offered through a collaboration between the South Shore Conservatory and the Duxbury Senior Center. 


Updated 2/17/2022  

Hingham

SSC Memory Café

Where: South Shore Conservatory
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham MA This café location is currently not meeting in person. The SSC Memory Café in Duxbury is meeting both virtually and in person. Please see the Duxbury listing for more details.  

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is required: For more information or to register, please call Amanda Reopell at 781-749-7565 ext.47

SSC Memory Café is a safe and supportive environment to engage in social activities and enjoy music and dance. The café is facilitated by board-certified music and dance therapists. Participants choose their own level of interaction and participation. Please register to obtain the Zoom link. Generously supported by Grafton Memorial Fund. 

Updated 3/8/2022

Marshfield

Marshfield COA Memory Café

Where: Marshfield Senior Center. 
230 Webster Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

When: Usually the first Monday of the month (Closed on Monday Holidays).
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge.

RSVP requested but not required. For more information, please contact Marilee Comerford, Activities Coordinator at the Marshfield Council on Aging, at coaactivitiescoord@townofmarshfield.org.

The Marshfield Council on Aging Memory Café is a place for people with memory issues, from simple forgetting through dementia, to gather and interact. All are welcome, including family and friends. A care partner must accompany those who require assistance. The Memory Café is a casual gathering with fun and engaging activities and a time to get to know each other. Refreshments will be served. The Marshfield COA Memory Cafés will feature TimeSlips, a fun and creative storytelling activity. We will build relationships and create stories.

Last updated 8/22/2022.  

Middleborough

The Memory Café

Where: Middleborough Council on Aging
558 Plymouth Street, Middleborough

When: The café is currently on hold due to the pandemic.

Cost: Free

For information about café reopening, 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. 

Updated 8/25/2022

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: Usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 1:30-3:00pm. Call or email for details. 

Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Marie Vitale, Outreach Coordinator, at outreach@townofpembrokemass.org or 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.

Updated 3/16/2022

Stoughton

Bright Day Café 

Where: Old Colony YMCA,
445 Central St., Stoughton

When: Usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month 
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge 

RSVP requested but not required. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Rosie Sampson at 781-298-3407 or rsampson@bvsl.net.

Come and join Bright Day Café for a monthly gathering with activities, snacks, and community, held at the Old Colony YMCA.

Last updated 7/18/2022 

Southeast

Attleboro

Attleboro’s Memory Café

Where: Attleboro Public Library 
74 North Main Street 
Attleboro, MA 02703 

When: Usually meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP appreciated but drop-ins welcome. Please contact Donna Brown at dbrown@arcnbc.org or 508-226-1445 for more information or for exact dates and times

Please join us at our Memory Café for an afternoon filled with music, art, games and more. Connect with others and enjoy refreshments. The Memory Café is sponsored by The Arc of Bristol County. 

East Bridgewater

East Bridgewater Memory Lane Café

Where: East Bridgewater Council on Aging
East Bridgewater Senior/Community Center
355 Plymouth Street, East Bridgewater

When: Usually the fourth Monday of the month, except December. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP requested not required. For more information, contact Nancy Hill at nhill@ebmass.com or Kelley Long at klong@ebmass.com or call 508-378-1610.

The East Bridgewater Memory Lane Café is a welcoming place for anyone living with memory loss and their care partners or family members. It is a comfortable, casual, social outing where you can meet new friends over light refreshments, entertainment, and games and trivia. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires supervision or assistance. 

Updated 5/25/2022

Fall River

Fall River Memory Café

Where: People Incorporated
4 South Main Street, Fall River

When: Quarterly. Contact Barbara for exact dates. 
10:00 a.m. - noon

Cost: Free

RSVP requested but not required. Contact Barbara Erickson at berickson@peopleincfr.org or 774-488-5324. 

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.

Last updated 1/3/2022

Mansfield

The Mansfield Memory Café

Where: 255 Hope Street
Mansfield

Date: Usually meets on the third Thursday of the month. Currently on hold due to the pandemic. Contact Josephine for information. 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge, donations accepted

RSVP requested but not required. Contact Josephine Madrazo, Assistant Director, at 508-261-7368 or jmadrazo@mansfieldma.com to RSVP or for more information.

The Mansfield Memory Café is a dementia friendly outing with a loved one. The cafe provides a safe and supportive environment for caregivers and their loved ones to relax with activities and meet others in the community for support. Each month we will add different activities and maintain the ones people enjoy. Refreshments will be served. Everyone must be accompanied by their caregiver.

Last updated 1/3/2022

Marion

Waterfront Memory Café

Where: Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center
465 Mill Street, Marion 

Date: Weekly on Wednesdays
1:00 - 2:00 or 2:30 p.m. on Zoom

RSVP required if you plan to join us for lunch. RSVP appreciated but not required if you do not plan on lunch. Contact Karen Gregory, Director, at kgregory@marionma.gov or 508-748-3570, or Linda Jackvony, Program Coordinator, at ljackvony@marionma.gov or 508-748-3570 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. 

Updated 12/1/2021. 

New Bedford

Health, Wellness, and Social Program for Portuguese Elders

Where: 58 Crapo Street, New Bedford, MA

When: Todas as terça- -feiras  / Meets every Tuesday (weekly) 
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Grátis/ Free of charge 

RSVP não é necessário / RSVP not necessary
  
Para mais informação contactar/ Please contact Maria Tomasia at mrst@hotmail.com

The Immigrants' Assistance Center (IAC) created the Portuguese Elder Social Group in 2014, due to the social isolation, depression and memory loss of the elderly Portuguese community. The majority of the Portuguese elders are low-income, illiterate in their own language, and live in language isolated neighborhoods. A high percentage (98%) are female and widowed and experiencing social isolation and memory loss. The program supports clients in managing their physical and emotional health with preventative care and behavioral changes, and maintaining emotional wellness through a sense of communal belonging and participation. We have a holistic approach where elders who have been withdrawn and solitary engage with others, while coming to terms with and preparing to deal with end of life issues. All of the staff are multi-cultural. The benefits of the project include decreased memory loss, less social isolation, and enhanced intellectual and emotional well-being. The elders have created a Portuguese Poetry Book called "Living and Remembering" poems of our lives. 

Last updated 11/30/2021.

Taunton

Taunton Council on Aging Memory Café

Where: Taunton Public Library 
16 Pleasant Street
Taunton, MA 02780 

When: Usually meets the 2nd Thursday, every other month until January 2023, then monthly 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP required. 

Contact: Please call the Taunton Council on Aging at 508-821-1425 with any questions and to RSVP. 

This is a welcoming place for those experiencing memory changes to speak with others and explore something new.

Last updated 4/29/2022

Western

Greenfield

Greenfield Senior Center Memory Café

Where: Greenfield Senior Center
35 Pleasant St., Greenfield, MA

When: Usually meets on the second Monday of the month, 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP:  RSVP is required. For information or to register, please contact Kathy Dunn at kathy.dunn@greenfield-ma.gov or 413-772-1517 extension 3.

Join us for a memory café gathering, with an activity and lunch! The Greenfield Senior Center Memory Café is sponsored by The Arbors at Greenfield and the Greenfield Council on Aging.

Updated 12/10/21

Hampden

The Journey, A Memory Café

Where: Hampden Senior Center
104 Allen Street, Hampden

When: Weekly on Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP: An RSVP is required. Please contact Wendy Cowles at outreach@hampden.org or 413-566-5588 for information or to RSVP. 

The Journey is a welcoming place for individuals with memory challenges along with their caregivers and/or family and friends to gather in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. The café provides conversation, various activities and lunch. Please contact Wendy Cowles at 413-566-5588 if you have questions or to sign up.

Updated 6/30/21

Huntington

Hilltown Memory Café

Where: 26 Russell Road, Huntington, MA 01050

When: Usually meets once a week on Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: For information or to RSVP, please contact Crystal Wright, Caregiver Outreach Worker, at 413-685-5283, or caregiveroutreach@huntingtonma.us 

Join us for monthly live performances, craft or art activities, games, movies and educational activities offered. Open to everyone in the community. Special caregiver support groups and discussions offered mostly in English at the time. 

Updated 1/28/2022

Ludlow

Forget Me Not Café

Where: Ludlow Senior Center
228 State Street, Ludlow

When: Please contact Jodi for exact dates and times

Cost: Free

RSVP requested. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jodi Zepke at JZepke@ludlow.ma.us or 413 583 3564.

Ludlow Memory Café is a welcoming place for people in the community with memory challenges and their care partners to come together and interact in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Our café provides conversation, light refreshments and engaging activities. Funding for the Ludlow Memory Café was made possible by a grant from WestMass Elder Care.

Updated 5/25/2022


 

Keystone Commons Memory Café

 

Where: Keystone Commons
460 West Street
Ludlow, MA 01056 

When: Usually meets the last Thursday of each month 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP requested. Register online.

For more information, contact Grace Barone at 413-583-6611 or gbarone@keystonesenior.com.

Our Memory Café provides a welcoming place for people with memory loss and their family caregivers and friends to engage with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes in a comfortable, safe, supportive setting. Activities each month will vary, and all are free.  Monthly social gatherings may include: music (guest performances, sing-alongs or playing of musical instruments), visual arts (workshops in drawing, painting, pottery and more), health and wellness activities, educational lectures, and support and resources for those dealing with memory loss.

Pittsfield

Berkshire Memory Café

Where: Colonial Theater
111 South Street,
Pittsfield, MA  

When: The café is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. 

Cost: Free

For more information, contact Melissa Metcalf at mmetcalf@wingatesrc.com or 413-822-1236.

The Berkshire Memory Café will share arts, music, and fun! 

Updated 1/3/2022 

Shelburne Falls

West County Memory Café

Where: The Senior Center in Shelburne Falls
7 Main Street, Shelburne Falls 

When: Usually held the third Friday of the month.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free of charge with donations gratefully accepted.

RSVP requested. To RSVP or more information, contact Leanne Dowd, Outreach Coordinator at the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls at ldowd@crocker.com or 413-625-2502.

The West County Memory Café meets monthly to provide 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 enjoy meeting new friends who are experiencing similar challenges. Enjoy lunch, conversation, music, and other activities in a relaxed, supportive setting. As a group we will discuss program ideas for future cafes, get to know one another, and make the West County Memory Cafe an enjoyable place for all who attend. The Memory Café is funded in part by a grant from Federal Administration for Community Living and the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Updated 11/30/2021

Southampton

Southampton COA Memory Café

Where: 210 College Highway, Suite #3
Southampton, MA 01073

When: Usually meets on the third Thursday of the month
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free of charge. Donations are welcome.

RSVP not necessary. 

For more information, contact Joan Linnehan, Council on Aging Director, 413-529-2105.

We invite people with memory changes escorted by a caregiver or family member to enjoy social, educational and recreational time. We may have a Spanish translator available; please contact Joan for details.

Last updated 12/23/2021

South Hadley

South Hadley Council on Aging Memory Café

Where: Council on Aging, Activity Room, 45 Dayton Street, South Hadley, MA

When: Usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., with complimentary lunch to follow

Cost: Free of charge; donations accepted.

RSVP requested but not required. 

For information or to RSVP, please contact Sandy Farnsworth, Program Coordinator, at sfarnsworth@southhadleyma.gov at 413-538-5030, extension 6205

Our Memory Café is a comfortable social gathering that allows people experiencing memory loss and a loved one to connect, socialize, and build new support networks. Our café is currently in person, so join us for a variety of activities including music, crafts, and more. A complimentary lunch follows the café gathering.

Last updated 3/11/2022

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.

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Alz Meet Ups

Alz Meet Ups offer a fun and comfortable way for people living in the early stages of Alzheimer's or dementia to get connected with one another through a variety of group activities, classes, lectures, cultural events, and museum tours that promote social interaction and companionship. Alz Meet Ups are offered by videoconference using Zoom or Google Meets. Family participation is encouraged. To learn about and register for upcoming Alz Meet Ups, please call 617-393-2005 or visit Community Resource Finder under Alzheimer's Association Programs Events (Early Stage Social Engagement).

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