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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; 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!

ADAMS COUNTY

Rome Memory Café - NEW!

Fourth Tuesday of each month - Start date: September 25
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 Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY

Prairie du Chien Memory Café - NEW!

Third Tuesday of each month - Start date: November 20
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Hoffman Hall
1600 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien

 

DANE COUNTY

East Madison Memory Café * - NEW!

Second Tuesday of each month - Start date: September 11
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
BMO Harris Conference Room
4726 East Towne Blvd., Madison

* Affiliated with ADAW. Hosted by Senior Helpers. Call 608.729.5365 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. Call 608.846.9469 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 - NEW!

Third Friday of each month - Start date: September 21
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
UW Partnership Office
2312 S. Park St., Madison

Contact: Barbara McKinney, 608.204.9798, for more information.

West Madison Memory Café - Location change

First Friday of each month
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance Conference Room
3330 University Ave., Madison

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

Markesan Memory Café

Third Tuesday of each month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Markesan City Hall - Community Room
150 S. Bridge Street, Markesan

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.

 

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 - NEW!

Second Thursday of each month - Start date: September 13
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Blender Cafe - Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Contact Teen Monk-Gerber, 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 Janet Wiegel at 608.742.9055 for more information.

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