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Memory Café

Memory Cafe

"My husband and I thought that the Memory Café as wonderful! We don't socialize much anymore, and it was great seeing him happy and laughing with others. Opportunities like this make life so much better!" - Care partner and participant

What is a Memory Café?
A Memory Café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends.

Cafés meet once a month in a relaxed environment to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each monthly cafe is unique and offers a program or activity that’s stimulating and fun. Activities will be chosen by participants, depending on interests.
If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you.

How do I participate?
To participate call ahead for more information and directions, or just come!

How is it funded?
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, partners and host sites that make these Memory Cafés possible. We also gratefully acknowledge the following contributors:

ADRC of Eagle Country; Cafe Connections in the Sauk Prairie Community Center, Sauk City; Captain Bill's Restaurant, Middleton; Harvest Guest Home, Richland Center; Lori Knapp, Inc., Richland Center; Park Place Senior Living, Platteville; Portage Library, Portage; Stonefield Apartments, Dodgeville; United Fund of Iowa County and Woodman Senior Center, Richland Center.

There is no charge to attend a Memory Café, but donations are welcome to help cover costs.

Where can I find a Memory Café?
Pick your favorite location or attend all of them! View a printable list of the current Memory Café locations here. PDF logo

 

Westfield Memory Café

First Wednesday of each month
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Westfield Village Hall
124 E. 3rd St., Westfield

In partnership with the Aging & Disability Resource Center serving Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties. Contact Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

Dodgeville Memory Café

First Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Stonefield Apartments Community Room
407 East Madison St., Dodgeville 

Contact Deanna Truedson at 608.843.3402 for more information.

 

Waunakee Memory Café *

First Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Steeplechase Condominiums Clubhouse
5636 Conway Glen, Waunakee

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by Dementia Friendly Waunakee and Waunakee Senior Center. Contact 608.849.8385 or 608.849.8547 for more information.

 

Middleton Memory Café

First Friday of each month
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Captain Bill's Restaurant
2701 Century Harbor Rd, Middleton

Contact Pat Wilson at 608.232.3400 or support@alzwisc.org for more information.

 

Platteville Memory Cafe

Second Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Park Place Community Room
1015 N. Elm St., Platteville

Sponsored by Park Place Senior Living. Contact Becky DeBuhr at 608.723.4288 for more information.

 

Sun Prairie Neighborhood Memory Café * New Location!

Second Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Colonial Club Senior Center
301 Blankenheim Ln., Sun Prairie

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by the Colonial Club Senior Center. Contact 608.837.4611 for more information.

 

Sauk City Memory Café

Third Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Sauk Prairie Community Center
Cafe Connections
730 Monroe St., Sauk City

Contact Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

Portage Memory Café

Fourth Wednesday of each month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

Contact Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

Richland Center Memory Café

Fourth Thursday of each month
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Woodman Senior Center
1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center

Contact Becky DeBuhr at 608.723.4288 for more information.

 

DeForest Memory Café *

Fourth Friday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
505 N. Main St., De Forest

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center. Contact 608.846.9469 for more information.

 

Young Onset Memory Café (65 & under) **

Fourth Saturday of each month
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of WI
2nd Floor Conference Room
517 N. Segoe Rd., Madison

** The Young Onset Memory Cafe is potluck style. Please contact ADAW prior to attending

Contact Pat Wilson at 608.232.3400 or support@alzwisc.org for more information.

 

Sinsinawa Memory Café *

Last Thursday of each month
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound Center
585 County Rd. Z, Sinsinawa

* Affiliated with ADAW. Contact Coni LaBarbera, Pastoral Minister Sinsinawa Dominicans, Inc., at 608.748.4411 Ext. 188.


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