The Algoma Public Library will be hosting its own Memory Café, in partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore.
A memory café is designed to provide an opportunity for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment to engage in fun social activities with their loved ones.
Dementia is often very isolating for both the person diagnosed and for their caregiver. Studies show that social interaction is beneficial for those suffering from dementia or any other type of memory impairment. A memory café seeks to provide that opportunity while also being a safe space for families affected by dementia.
The ADRC’s memory cafés are volunteer-driven and all volunteers are required to undergo training to understand the signs of dementia and how to interact with those affected by it. Activities held at the memory café include games, crafts, and guest speakers. There is no fee or cost to attend.
The Algoma Memory Cafe plans to meet once a month on the second Wednesday of the month beginning 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St. Light refreshments and coffee will always be provided.
For more information, call the ADRC of the Lakeshore at toll-free 1-877-416-7083.