What is a Memory Café?
A memory café is a social gathering for those personally dealing with memory loss and those who help care for those with these challenges. Experiencing or caring for someone with memory loss can be isolating, and the cafés offers an opportunity to socialize and engage in an accepting environment. There are now many cafés in the Greater Boston area whose schedules are coordinated to allow people to attend multiple cafés throughout any month.
What Happens at a Café?
Each café is has its own personality. However, most offer their guests the chance for conversation, refreshments, and a structured artistic activity or educational program that engages everyone. The goal is to get out into the community, meet others with similar challenges, and enjoy some time with caring people who understand and support those living with memory loss.
When are Cafés Held ?
Cafés are held on different days and at different times. They meet in community centers, retirement communities, and senior centers. You can get a list of all the cafés and when they meet through the Jewish Family and Children Services website.