Memory Café

A time to socialize without focusing on the disease.

Join us at Saint Peter Lutheran Church on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 TO 3:00 p.m. for a free socializing event. We’ll put out a purple flag so you can find us! Read on to learn more:

What? Memory Café is a community social gathering for people living with dementia and their care partners. Additional facts:

  • The first Memory Café was started in Holland in 1997.
  • This great idea has since been welcomed into the United States, with the first US Memory Café in 2008, in Minnesota.
  • Today they exist in every state, and each one is tailored to the needs and interests of the local community.
  • There are more than 1,500 Memory Cafés around the world in six countries.

Why? To provide a stigma-free social gathering for people living with dementia and their care partners. The focus of these events is to have a relaxed, informal, fun social interaction rather than focusing on the disease.

Who? Memory Café is open to anyone in the community living with dementia with any level of symptoms and their care partners.

What to Expect: A café atmosphere with light refreshments, music, and monthly themed activities.

What it is NOT:

  • An adult day program or drop-off respite care.
  • An educational program or caregiver workshop.
  • A marketing opportunity for services or agencies.

What it IS:

A chance to make another new memory with someone you love!

Registration is required and space is limited. Please click here to register. You can list each person who is coming with you in the Comment field. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Memory Café Coordinator at 910 457 6039.

Download this information as a flyer to share or post on your refrigerator!

Sponsors include: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare and the Cape Fear Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.


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