First Memory Café Success

A safe space for socializing.

We had a great success with our first-ever Memory Café, featuring a Fall theme. The event was October 4th, 2023 with an attendance of almost 30 people, which exceeded expectations. Pastors Jason and Wade entertained the group, introduced by Wendy McKernan as the “Ramblin’ Revs.”

Most of the group sang along with old favorites, even if some could only whisper. It was a sweet sight of enjoyment in this opportunity to socialize and fellowship together. Indeed, the conversation was lively, continuing well after the sing-along. The audience also enjoyed café fare, including muffins, desserts, iced tea, and coffee served by volunteers from Saint Peter.

Singin’ along with the Ramblin’ Revs.

Wendy was joined by her fellow parish nurse Bess Holt, as well as Carrie Dunlop, a Community Engagement Coordinator at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, and Kandace Gray from the Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging. All were pleased at the success of this first café. Kandace summed up by saying, “It was a wonderful event. I’m so glad I can be part of this.”

Carrie, Kandace, and Wendy enjoying the success of the Memory Café.

To sign up for a future Memory Café, click here for the registration form. Note that you must register each person separately. If you have questions for Wendy, feel free to send her an email.


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