Stoney River’s Memory Café serves up coffee, conversation and so much more for those dealing with memory loss and their care partners to learn, laugh and unwind over special activities and complimentary lunch.
Hosted by Stoney River in conjunction with the Marshfield Area Respite Care Center and United Way and held at Zion United Methodist Church, 2106 N. Peach Ave., Marshfield, WI, the Memory Café meets monthly from 10:30am to Noon on the first Wednesday.
Local artist Wendy Proffitt will lead a painting workshop at the January 8th Memory Café. RSVP by calling 715-207-6423 or email [email protected].
Conversation is always on the menu, but “daily specials” may include music and art, guest speakers, exercise and movement, education and other entertainment or activities—all served with a side of support and heaping helping of understanding.
“The Memory Café is a safe and social environment where people are comfortable sharing the ups and downs of living and dealing with memory loss with others who can relate to the experience,” says Stoney River Executive Director Sarah Krenn.
Memory Cafés started in Europe over a decade ago and are quickly gaining popularity in the United States. People with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, dementia or related conditions as well as their family members and/or professional caregivers are all welcome to attend.
There is still a lot of living to do after diagnosis and the Stoney River Memory Café hopes to promote this notion and restore a sense of normalcy for people with memory loss and the people who love and care for them. Stoney River memory support caregivers are specially trained in helping people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss realize their full potential at every stage of their lives.
For more information, visit https://www.stoneyrivermarshfield.com/.