MEMORY CAFES HELD EACH DAY AT 12 NOON
|A Memory Café is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or any other form of dementia, or other brain disorders. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment.|
Individual Memory Cafes focus on different aspects for a unique experience. You may find some are activities-based, while others focus on education. You might have one enjoying the connections of demographic-appropriate music and dancing. Others might focus on crafts and painting. Some simply guide the participants in exercises that foster reminiscing.
Caregivers & loved ones living with mild cognitive impairment are invited to attend this social event together. We chat about a discussion topic & it feels like an old-time neighborhood gathering. There truly is something for everyone!
Love to sing? Get ready to have some fun! The Good Memories Sing-along Café is an hour of fun and song.
This cafe features the music of beloved American composer and songwriter, Cole Porter. Many of his songs became standards, noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores found success on Broadway and in film.
This sing-along is led by Paul Langford, a renowned singer, arranger, conductor, keyboard player, and producer who has performed for two U.S. presidents and collaborated with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Josh Groban, and Celine Dion along with symphony orchestras across the country. Paul is one of the leaders of the weekly Good Memories Sing-Along Café which takes place on Zoom this summer and fall, partially sponsored by AgeGuide.
Travel to the Beach with the Gail Borden Library and Guest Author Ralph Fletcher
Just a few words and lines on the page and participants are transported to the beach. The café focuses on a book of poems all centered around one day at the beach where the words used to describe the feeling of the air, water, sound and surf transports participants to a calm and serene destination.
About the Author: Ralph Fletcher is a friend of young writers and readers as well as writing teachers. He has written or co-authored many books for writing teachers including Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide, Focus Lessons: How Photography Enhances the Teaching of Writing, Lessons for the Writer’s Notebook, Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, and Pyrotechnics on the Page: Playful Craft That Sparks Writing. Ralph has worked with teachers around the U.S. and abroad, helping them find wiser ways of teaching writing.