No one walking the dementia journey has to walk alone.

New Memory Cafe coming to Fort Collins

Memory Cafes, an important  component of dementia-friendly communities, provide people with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners a safe place and time to enjoy meaningful social connection together.   Timberline Church has hosted a memory café for just over a year.  The café attenders meet on the third Monday of each month from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM.  We typically have a theme each month and begin our gatherings with a devotional reading and introductions.  We incorporate snacks, music, reminiscing, conversational games, hands-on activities, and laughter-- lots of laughter.  Friendships have developed.  Joy is shared.  Our attendance continues to grow.  As a result, we anticipate starting at least 2 new memory cafes in Northern Colorado in 2016.  The first new café will start in January and meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00-11:30 AM at The Lodge at MacKenzie Place, 4750 Pleasant Oak Drive; Fort Collins.  Connecting on an emotional and spiritual level is vital, especially for people with cognitive impairment.  To quote a dear friend, “just because you lose your mind, doesn’t mean you lose your soul.”   People in Dementia-Friendly Communities know that.