Our Sponsored Memory Cafés in Massachusetts
Our Memory Cafés give those with memory loss and their caregivers the opportunity to connect with others for support, companionship and fun! We provide a safe, supportive and stigma-free gathering place for friends with varying levels of memory loss, Alzheimer's or related dementia to relax and enjoy conversation with their caregivers and family over refreshments and entertainment, allowing a chance to focus on your relationships, rather than caregiving.
Guests should expect an engaging, entertaining and participatory experience in a relaxed and informal environment, as well as an opportunity for peer support, valuable connections and helpful information.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but RSVP is usually preferred.
Westfield's Memory Café
Westfield's Memory Café is a collaboration between Armbrook Village Senior Living and the Westfield Council on Aging. Join other caregivers and their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s and other related memory disorders and enjoy refreshments and music!
- Where: Armbrook Village Senior Living - 551 North Road, Westfield
- When: Monthly, usually the second Wednesday of the month from 2:00p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
- Cost: Free
Canton's Memory Café
Canton's Memory Café is co-sponsored by Cornerstone at Canton, BrightView Canton, Tower Hill Center for Health & Rehab, Canton Public Library, ComForCare Home Care, and Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Canton COA/Senior Center.
- Where: Canton Public Library - 786 Washington St, Canton, MA
- When: The 4th Thursday of each month at 1:30pm
- Cost: Free
RSVP not required. For more information please email or call 781.821.3616.
Norwood Memory Café
The Norwood Memory Café, Inc. is partially sponsored by Cornerstone at Canton as well as several other local senior resources. Learn more about this program >>
- Where: Norwood Senior Center - 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA
- When: The 3rd Thursday of each month, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Cost: Free, donations graciously accepted
RSVP not required. For more information or to volunteer please contact Jean Cotton, MS, Gerontology at email@example.com or call 781.762.1611.
Boston's Grove Hall Memory Café
"Thanks for the Memories" Café is co-hosted by the City of Boston’s Alzheimer’s Initiative and BCYF’s Grove Hall Community Center and sponsored by Standish Village Assisted Living. Join other caregivers and their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s and other related memory disorders while enjoying coffee, refreshments, creative arts, and conversation with new friends of all ages. A guest artist will lead a creative exploration each month.
- Where: BCYF’s Grove Hall Community Center - 51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester MA
- When: Monthly, usually the first Monday of every month, unless that day falls on a holiday, from 11:00am – 1:00pm
- Cost: Free
RSVP not required. For more information, please contact Patricia McCormack at Patricia.Mccormack@boston.gov or 617.635.3992.
Cambridge Family & Children's Service Neighborhood Memory Café
Research has shown that continued social engagement contributes to the quality of life and the maintenance of functional abilities for a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related Dementia. There is “still a lot of living to do” after the diagnosis; the Neighborhood Memory Café being a place to assist, promote, and restore a sense of “normalcy” for both the person with the diagnosis and the caregiver. Neighborhood Memory Cafe is hosted by Cambridge Family & Children's Service and sponsored by Neville Place Assisted Living. Free parking is available onsite.
We look forward to meeting you!
- Where: Cambridge Family & Children’s Service - 60 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA
- When: Monthly, the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 to noon
- Cost: Free
RSVP not required. For more information, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857.453.4273.
Additional Resources for Caregivers
Many of our Compass Memory Support communities also host a monthly Caregiver Support Group for those looking after a loved one with Alzheimer's or related dementia. Find a list of our current caregiver support groups >>
Our AgeRight Blog has a number of useful articles, posts and contributions that can be helpful to caregivers. Read more at AgeRight.org >>