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Memory Cafés provide opportunities for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss and their care partner(s)/family to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment.  The café atmosphere promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes.  

These social gatherings may include conversations about coping with memory loss, recent vacations, careers, hobbies—basically whatever participants want to share with each other.A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will be in attendance but the café is not a facilitator driven program.  

Participants in the Memory Café must:

  • be diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, early to middle stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder
  • have been told of their diagnosis and acknowledge their memory loss
  • understand the purpose of the program, express interest and willingness to participate
  • have no other medical conditions or serious mental illness which might put him/her or others in the program at risk
  • be a care partner (family or friend) attending with the person diagnosed with the disorder (care partners are not required to attend but are welcomed

Blacksburg Memory Cafe
(3rd Thursday)
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Warm Hearth Village
2387 Warm Hearth Drive

Charlottesville Memory Cafe
(1st / 3rd Monday)
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Aldersgate Church, Main Entrance, Reed Room, 1500 Rio Rd E

Culpeper Memory Cafe
(2nd Wednesday)
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Country Cookin’
247 Southgate Shopping Center

Harrisonburg Area Memory Cafe
(2nd Tuesday)
2 - 3 p.m.
Bridgewater Presbyterian Church Fellowship
110 East College St., Lynchburg

Lynchburg Memory Cafe
(Last Tuesday)
1 - 2 p.m.
CVACL Board/Conference Room
501 12th St., Palmyra
(Registration appreciated)

Fluvanna Memory Cafe
(3rd Wednesday)
3 - 4 p.m. 
Fluvanna County Library
214 Commons Blvd

Roanoke Roanoke Memory Cafe
(1st Wednesday)
10 - 11 a.m. 
Tanglewood Mall Panera Bread
4202-A Electric Road

For additional information on Memory Cafés contact:
Annie Marrs
434.270.0563 or amarrs@alz.org

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