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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?
Pick your favorite location or attend all of them!

ADAMS COUNTY

Friendship Memory Café - New! Starting June 2019

Second Thursday of each month I 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Friendship Cafe, 303 Main St., Friendship

Contact Nancy Thacker at (608) 516-6248  for more information.

Rome Memory Café

Fourth Tuesday of each month | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome, 1157 Rome Center Rd., Nekoosa

Contact Nancy Thacker at (608) 516-6248  for more information.

 

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Portage Memory Café

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

Contact ADAW at (888) 308-6251 for more information.

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY

Prairie du Chien Memory Café

Third Tuesday of each month | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Hoffman Hall, 1600 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien

Contact Heather Moore at (608) 723-4288 for more information.

 

DANE COUNTY

East Madison Memory Café *

First Tuesday of each month | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
BMO Harris Conference Room, 4726 East Towne Blvd., Madison

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by Senior Helpers. Call (608) 729-5365.

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. Call (608) 846-9469 for more information.

Madison Arts Memory Café

Third Thursday of each month | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art — MMoCA
227 State St., Madison

Contact (608) 232-3400 or support@alzwisc.org for more information.

Mount Horeb Memory Café *

Second Tuesday of each month | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 W. Main St., Mount Horeb

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church. Call (608) 437-8733 for more information.

South Madison Memory Café

Third Friday of each month | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
UW Partnership Office, 2312 S. Park St., Madison

Contact (608) 232-3400 or support@alzwisc.org for more information.

Middleton Memory Café

First Friday of each month | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Imperial Garden Restaurant, 2039 Allen Blvd., Middleton

Contact (608) 232-3400 or support@alzwisc.org for more information.

Sun Prairie Neighborhood Memory Café *

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. Call (608) 837-4611 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. Call (608) 849-8385 or (608) 849-8547 for more information.

 

GRANT COUNTY

Platteville Memory Cafe

Second Wednesday of each month | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Park Place Community Room, 1075 N. Elm St., Platteville

Sponsored by Park Place Senior Living. Contact Heather Moore at (608) 723-4288 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.

 

GREEN LAKE COUNTY

Berlin Memory Café - New Location beginning June 2019

Third Tuesday of each month | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Berlin Senior Center, 142 Water St., Berlin

Contact: Kristine Biesenthal at (920) 294-4100 for more information.

 

IOWA COUNTY

Dodgeville Memory Café

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

Contact Heather Moore at (608) 723-4288 for more information.

 

JUNEAU COUNTY

Mauston Memory Café

Location change for June & July 2019
Necedah Siegler Memorial Library, 217 Oak Grove Dr., Necedah

Third Thursday of each month | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Hatch Public Library, 111 West State St., Mauston

Contact: Nancy Thacker at (608) 516-6248 for more information.

 

MARQUETTE COUNTY

Westfield Memory Café

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

Contact: Kristine Biesenthal at (920) 294-4100 for more information.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY

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) 732-3131 for more information.

 

ROCK COUNTY

Beloit Memory Café

Second Thursday of each month | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Contact Teen Monk-Gerber at (608) 313-3335 for more information.

 

SAUK COUNTY

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 ADAW at (888) 380-.6251 for more information.

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