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Click here for a complete listing of Arts Fusion Programs, February - June, 2016

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)

Charlottesville Memory Café

Where: Sweet Haus  
            929 2nd St. SE
            Charlottesville, VA 22902
When: 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month
Time:  2:30 pm -3:30 pm

Culpeper Memory Café

Where: Country Cookin'
             247 Southgate Shopping Center
When:  2nd Wednesday of each month
Time:   2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop in

Fluvanna Memory Café

Where: Fluvanna County Library, 214 Commons Blvd,  Palmyra, VA 22963
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
RSVP Required to Lauren Deasy Blackshaw, lblackshaw@alz.org or 434-973-6122 ext 8506.

Harrisonburg Memory Café

Where: Bridgewater Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
110 East College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812
When: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 2:00 PM
RSVP Required
Contact Lauren Deasy Blackshaw at 434-973-6122 ext. 8506 or lblackshaw@alz.org

 Lynchburg Memory Café

Where: Blue Ridge Bagels
             19327 Leesville Road
When:  LAST Tuesday of each month
Time:   1:00-2:00pm
RSVP Preferred to Lauren Deasy Blackshaw, lblackshaw@alz.org or 434-973-6122 ext 8506.

Roanoke Memory Café

Where: Panera Bread Tanglewood
                4202 Electric Road
When: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time:  10:00 am – 11:00 am

For additional information on Memory Cafés contact:

Lauren Deasy Blackshaw
434-973-6122 x 8506 or lblackshaw@alz.org



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