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A person with Alzheimer's or other dementia doesn't have to give up the activities that he or she loves. Many activities can be modified to the person's ability. In addition to enhancing quality of life, activities can reduce behaviors like wandering or agitation.In the early stages of dementia, the person may withdraw from activities he or she previously enjoyed. It is important to help the person remain engaged. Having an open discussion around any concerns and making slight adjustments can make a difference. For example, a large social gathering may be overwhelming, but the person may be able to interact more successfully in smaller groups.As Alzheimer's progresses, you may need to make other adjustments to the activity. For more information please call the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900.

We offer the following social engagement opportunities:

SPARK! Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers

Hands-on art activities! Art conversations! Dance! Movement! Guided by trained docents and volunteers, varied programming at all museums participating in the SPARK! program creates atmospheres that are both welcoming and inspiring! Attendees overwhelmingly report soaring spirits and eagerness to return!

Memory Café
Share your stories and socialize with others who have worries about their memory. Get the full Memory Café Calendar here.

Registration is required for first time attendees. Please call 800.272.3900 to register.

Fond du Lac County
Fourth Thursday of the month at
Fond du Lac Public Library
32 Sheboygan Street
Fond du Lac, WI
This cafe will meet on the third Thursday of the month in November and December

Jefferson County
Third Wednesday of the month at
Dwight Foster Public Library
209 Merchants Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI

Kenosha County
Second Thursday of the month at
Perkins
11710 74th Pl
Kenosha, WI

Milwaukee County
Second Monday of the month at  Meyer's Restaurant and Bar    4260 S 76th Street
Greenfield, WI

Third Monday of the month at
Bay View United Methodist Church
2772 S Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Second Tuesday of the month at
Tosa Bowl and Bun
7212 W North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI

Third Wednesday of the month at
Pitch's Express and McKinley Marina Roundhouse
1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
Milwaukee, WI
On hold for the winter

Third Wednesday of the month at
Miss Katie's Diner
1900 W Clybourn St
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Fourth Wednesday of the month at
Ferch's Malt Shoppe and Grill
5636 Broad Street
Greendale, WI

Third Thursday of the month at
South Shore Libraries
Multiple Locations

Third Thursday of the month at
Three Lions Pub
4515 N. Oakland Avenue
Shorewood, WI 53211

Ozaukee County
First Wednesday of the month at
Riveredge Nature Center
4458 County Road Y
Saukville, WI

Racine County
Third Thursday of the month at
Parkside Cafe
1400 Hwy 11
Union Grove, WI

Sheboygan County
First Wednesday of the month at
Generations
1500 Douglas Drive
Plymouth, WI

Walworth County
Second Monday of the Month at
Irving L Young Memorial Library
431 W Center St
Whitewater, WI  

Fourth Thursday of the month at
Matheson Memorial Library
101 N Wisconsin St
Elkhorn, WI

First Friday of the month at
Lakeshore Public Libraries
Multiple Locations

Washington County
First Wednesday of the month at
Riveredge Nature Center
4458 County Road Y
Saukville, WI

Second Monday of the month at
Jack Russell Memorial Library
100 Park Ave
Hartford, WI

Fourth Tuesday of the month at
West Bend Community Memorial Library
630 Poplar Street
West Bend, WI

Waukesha County
Third Monday of the month at
Wild Plum Memory Café
Multiple Locations
View Schedule and locations here.

First Friday of the month at
Lake Country Libraries
Multiple Locations
View Schedule and locations here.

Third Tuesday of the month at
Four Points Library
Multiple Locations
View Schedule and locations here.

Fourth Wednesday of the month at
The Spot on Broadway
500 E Broadway St
Waukesha, WI 53186

Fourth Thursday of the month at Mukwonago Library
511 Division Street
Mukwonago, WI  53149

For even more ideas and tips please visit the Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center.