Our gatherings have blossomed since 2013 - every month gather in the community to align understanding and compassion in dementia-friendly spaces. Too often families going through Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia are isolated. We aim to change that. Our “neighborhood memory cafes” bring care-partners and loved ones together to immerse in the arts, take a field trip, experience new tools, let go of stress, and refuel with hope -- all at no cost to participants. Volunteers help us with the details and we cover cost of outings, visiting artists, and refreshments. Visit us on Facebook to see our joyful participants and the places we visit on The Emerald Coast. Call Hope Matters at (850) 582-3496 for more info and RSVP to attend. Our Monthly Schedule: - Carington Manor on the 2nd Monday and Safe & Secure on the 2nd Wednesday each month in Crestview (10:30 am in both facilities). - Fort Walton Beach on the 2nd Friday of each month, out and about in the community.
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."
- Terrie D. Howze, Flutist
"Thank you so much for what you do, for us. Yesterday was a lot of fun! I like the pictures and will make prints to share with family."
- Peace & Joy, Esther
"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