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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781.762.1611.
Milton's Memory Café
Milton's Memory Café is a collaboration between Standish Village Assisted Living and the Milton Council on Aging. Join other caregivers and their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s and related dementias to enjoy refreshments and a relaxing, expectation-free environment.
- Where: Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut St, Milton, MA
- When: Fourth Thursday of each month from 1-2 pm
- Cost: Free
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 617.298.5656.
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 Connections Memory Café
More than one in nine Americans age 65 or older has Alzheimer’s disease or another disorder that causes dementia. Social isolation is one of the greatest risks both for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Memory Cafés offer a welcoming environment and new social connections.
Cambridge Connections Memory Café is a social gathering for people with memory loss or forgetfulness and their care partners, family, or friends in a safe and inclusive space that features conversation, activities, and light refreshments. Cambridge Connections is hosted by the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center and sponsored by Neville Place Assisted Living.
- Where: Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
- When: Monthly, the 3rd Friday of each month, 10 am - 12 pm
- Cost: Free
Registration is requested, but not required. Anyone who requires personal care assistance must be accompanied by a care partner. For more information or to register, call 617-628-2614, ext. 3607 or email the SCES Aging Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 >>