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Worcester Area Memory Café

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An Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory café is a monthly gathering of individuals with memory loss along with their caregivers and/or friends and family in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The Worcester Area Memory Café is free with the intent of giving everyone a welcome break from the disease. The café is a time to leave the disease at the door and just enjoy ourselves.

 

Benefits:

  • The café offers a unique experience apart from the normal routines.
  • The café is accessible to all.
  • No membership or fee required. Anonymous donations may be solicited but not required.
  • The café is for people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s, along with their companions. Caregivers, families and friends.
  • Companions are expected to stay and participate in the café.
  • The café will not exclude anyone based on age, race, color, religion, creed, or nationality.
  • The café is a time to leave the disease at the door and just enjoy ourselves

 

The café is NOT:

  • The café is not a support group.
  • The café is not a workshop, seminar, or lecture on dementia.
  • The café is not a respite or day program.
  • The cafe is not just another party or happy hour.
  • The café is not a daycare program.
  • The café is not to be used as a promotion for a commercial enterprise.

 

The Worcester Area Memory Cafe meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month* from 2:00 until 3:30pm in a private space at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester MA.

 

At the Worcester Area Memory Café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day. Each café will offer our guests the chance for unstructured conversation, refreshments, and some enjoyable activities that change from month to month. The goal is to have some fun, get to know others in the community with similar challenges, to enjoy an afternoon with caring people who understand and support those living with memory loss.

 

To RSVP or for more information please contact Deb Dowd-Foley at 508-756-1545 or email the team.

 

 

The Worcester Area Memory Café is a collaborative project of the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. and the Worcester Senior Center.  A special thank you to RSVP Worcester for providing volunteer support.  Worcester Area Memory Cafe is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging and Senior Center Directors.

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