Our gatherings have blossomed since 2013 - every month we host gatherings at local cafes in the community and two mobile cafes inside of care-homes. 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 sponsors (as well as donations) 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.
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