Coffee and Chat


Learn how our social program can help you to meet new people and develop relationships with others who are on the dementia journey. Come join us for a cup of coffee or tea and fun social activities.

couple playing games during social time

What is Coffee and Chat?

Coffee and Chat is a social program designed to help you meet new people, engage in social activities and have fun! Groups are available in-person or online for various audience groups, including groups for people living with early-stage dementia, caregivers (a family member, friend or other care partner) and mixed groups for both people living with early-stage dementia to attend with a care partner. The program is available in English and Cantonese.

Registration is required. Please contact the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 to learn more about what programs are available in your community.

Why join a Coffee and Chat program?

Coffee and Chat participants interacting
  • Share experiences
  • Share a laugh
  • Enjoy the company of other people who are living with the disease
  • Build new friendships
  • Have fun

Ways to join:

  • Online: Online groups meets every other week for 60 minutes. Registration in an online group is ongoing.
  • In-person: In-person groups meets weekly for 90 minutes. Registration is for a 6-8 week series. 

Read about our other early-stage programs for people living with early symptoms of dementia: Minds in Motion® and early-stage support groups.

To learn more about Coffee and Chat and what programs are available in your community, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 to register or see the First Link® Bulletin for a list of days and times available.


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