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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; ADRC serving Adams, Green Lake, & Waushara Counties; Cafe Connections in the Sauk Prairie Community Center, Sauk City; Harvest Guest Home, Richland Center; Hoffman House, Prairie du Chien; Imperial Garden, Middleton; Lori Knapp, Inc., Richland Center; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison; 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?

* Sponsored or co-sponsored by the ADAW

BELOIT

Second Thursday of each month
Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Boulevard
Contact ADAW: (608) 313-3335

BERLIN

Third Tuesday of each month
Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Berlin Senior Center
142 Water Street
Contact ADAW: (920) 294-4100

DEFOREST

* Fourth Friday of each month
Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
DeForest Area Senior Center
505 N. Main Street
Contact: (608) 846-9469

DODGEVILLE

First Wednesday of each month
Sept 4, Oct 2 , Nov 6 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Stonefield Apartments Community
Room 407 E. Madison Street
Contact ADAW: (608) 723-4288

FRIENDSHIP

Second Thursday of each month
Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Friendship Café
303 Main Street
Contact: (608) 516-6248

LANCASTER

Second Thursday of each month
November 14 | 10:00-11:30 p.m.
Schreiner Memorial Library
113 W. Elm Street
Contact Library: (608) 723-7304

MADISON

* First Tuesday of each month
Sept 13, Oct 8, Nov 5 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
BMO Harris Conference Room
4726 East Towne Boulevard
Contact: Senior Helpers: (608) 729-5365

MADISON

Third Thursday of each month Arts Focus
Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)
111 West State Street
Contact ADAW: (608) 232-3400

MADISON

The UW Partnership Memory Cafe
Location and time has changed to:


Third Thursday of each month
Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 | 9:30-Noon
Badger Rock Neighborhood Center
501 E. Badger Road
Contact ADAW: (608) 232-3400

MAUSTON

Third Thursday of each month
Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Hatch Public Library
111 W. State Street
Contact ADAW: (608) 516-6248

MIDDLETON

First Friday of each month
Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1 | 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Imperial Garden West
2039 Allen Boulevard
Contact ADAW: (608) 232-3400

MOUNT HOREB

* Second Tuesday of each month
Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Lincoln Court Senior Apartments
102 Lincoln Court
Contact: (608) 437-8733

PLATTEVILLE

Second Wednesday of each month
Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Park Place Community Room
1015 N. Elm Street
Platteville Co-sponsor:
Park Place Senior Living
Contact ADAW: (608) 723-4288

PORTAGE

Fourth Wednesday of each month
Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Portage ADRC
111 E Mullett Street
Contact ADAW: (608) 742-9055

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN

Third Tuesday of each month
Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Hoffman Hall
1600 S. Wacouta Avenue
Contact ADAW: (608) 723-4288

ROME

Fourth Tuesday of each month
Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Drive
Contact: (608) 516-6248

RICHLAND CENTER
Fourth Thursday of each month
Sept 26, Oct 24 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Woodman Senior Center
1050 N. Orange Street
Contact ADAW: (608) 732-3131

SAUK CITY

Third Thursday of each month
Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Sauk Prairie Community Center Café Connections
730 Monroe Street
Contact ADAW: (608) 742-9055

SINSINAWA MOUND

* Last Thursday of the month
Sept 26, Oct 13 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound Center
585 County Road Z,
Contact: (608) 748-4411 Ext. 188

SUN PRAIRIE

* Second Thursday of each month
Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14 | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Colonial Club Senior Center
301 Blankenheim Lane
Contact: (608) 837-461

WAUNAKEE

* First Thursday of each month
Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7 | 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Steeplechase Condominiums Clubhouse
5636 Conway Glen
Contact: (608) 849-8385

WESTFIELD

First Wednesday of each month
Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6 | 10:00-Noon
Westfield Village Hall 124 E. 3rd Street
Contact ADAW: (920) 294-4100