Our gatherings have blossomed since 2013 - every month we now host gatherings in two local cafes, mobile cafes in care-centers, and evening Care for the Caregiver memory cafes. Too often families going through Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia are isolated. We aim to change that. Our come-as-you-are “neighborhood memory cafes” are easily accessible places where care-partners and loved ones can enjoy a family meal, immerse in the arts, let go of stress, and refuel with hope -- all at no cost to participants. Volunteers help us with the details and community sponsorships cover refreshments, visiting artists and other related costs. Visit us on Facebook or call (850) 582-3496 to learn more about our monthly gatherings in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Crestview Florida. Care for the Caregiver evening cafes are held in partnership with Synergy Organic Juice Bar and Cafe in Fort Walton Beach. Prior to an organic light supper, Health and Wellness professional Amy Likens will help caregivers gain insight into diet and lifestyle choices, the impact on brain and heart health, and caregiver stress. Loved ones with memory issues will enjoy a guided activity prior to dining family-style. A nominal fee and preregistration is required for evening cafes.
REACTIONS TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CAFES
"I just love the energy of the memory cafe participants! I am so thankful you invited me to share my music."
- Victoria Liu, Arethusa Strings
"The memory cafes provide great entertainment, good food and opportunities to get relief from our day to day issues. Thanks for all you do to help us, because hope matters always!"
- Lizzy Briscoe Wilson
"My Mom, Daughter & I always leave the neighborhood memory cafes lifted up with joy in our hearts!"
- Robyn Moye Stanley
"The Memory Cafes provide a very special social opportunity for both you and your loved one!"
- Jackie Sawyer, Support Group Facilitator
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