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Memory Café

The Memory Café is a free monthly core program led by community volunteers, and provides support to people affected by dementia of all ages, and along all stages of the dementia journey. We welcome all those living with dementia, their circle of care and anyone interested in learning more about dementia to join us!

This program offers socialization in a stigma free environment and includes an educational component in the form of a presentation on a different topic each month, followed by entertainment and refreshments.

 What you’ll find at the Café:

  • Education
  • Information
  • Support
  • Entertainment
  • Refreshments
  • Socialization

The Mission:

The mission of the Memory Café is to create an atmosphere of inclusiveness. No matter what stage of the disease, those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their families, health care professional, and the general public are all invited to join and contribute to this program.

How it all started:

The café concept began in the UK in 1997 and offered peer support and provided regular and informal sessions for people with dementia and their caregivers. It was a means of providing education and support services for those living with dementia, their loved ones and caregivers.

 

It began to make its way across Europe and to North America. The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick has now made it a priority to offer Memory Cafés in communities across our province to those families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

 

Memory Cafe Locations in New Brunswick

 

Beresford Memory Cafe

Where: Centre des Chevaliers de Colomb de Beresford, 265 rue Centre

When: 3rd Wednesday/month

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

 

Doaktown Memory Cafe

Where: Doaktown Community School Library, 430 Main Street

When: Last Thursday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

 

Fredericton Memory Cafe

Where: St. John Anglican Church, 75 Main Street

When: Last Sunday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Break: May - August

 

Minto Memory Cafe

Where: United Baptist Church, 1500 Pleasant Drive

When: 3rd Monday/month

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Moncton Memory Cafe

Where: Residence Moncton, 270 John Street

When: Last Sunday/month

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Summer Break: May - August

 

Perth-Andover Memory Cafe

Where: St. James United Church Hall, 1231 W Riverside Drive

When: 3rd Thursday/month

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

 

Plaster Rock Memory Cafe

Where: Plaster Rock Welcome Centre, 159 Main Street

When: 3rd Wednesday/month

Time: 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

 

Quispamsis Memory Cafe

Where: Shannex Parkland in the Valley, 19 Shannex Drive

When: 2nd Sunday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Break: June - August

 

Sackville Memory Cafe

Where: Sackville United Church, 110 Main Street

When: Last Sunday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Saint John Memory Cafe

Where: Loch Lomond Villa, 185 Loch Lomond Road

When: 1st Sunday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Break: June - September

 

Sussex Memory Cafe

Where: Salvation Army Sussex Community Church, 95 Main Street

When: Last Sunday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

 

Tracadie Memory Cafe

Where: Marche Centre Ville, 3416 Main Street

When: 3rd Thursday/month

Time: 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

 

Woodstock Memory Cafe

Where: St Luke's Anglican Church, 104 Church Street

When: Last Wednesday/month

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Summer Break: July and August

Exciting Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have 4-5 hours per month to become a Memory Café Committee Member?

The Alzheimer Society is seeking a group of people interested in being on a planning committee for the Memory Café. Being a member of the Memory Café Committee will provide you with an opportunity to collaborate with the Alzheimer Society in the planning and execution of this event.

There are many opportunities for everyone to get involved such as:

  • Helping serve refreshments and taking photos of the event
  • Creating a friendly environment for all attendees
  • Talking and listening to people with dementia and their caregivers in a sensitive and supportive way
  • Joining in with social activities that benefit the individual
  • Help to promote the café through community boards, posters, word-of-mouth, etc.
  • Attend regular planning committee meetings
  • Help find appropriate guest speakers and entertainment as needed

For more information or to get involved please contact us at info@alzheimernb.ca or 1-800-664-8411 We are hoping to launch additional Memory Cafés in Campbellton, Shippagan, St. Andrews and in any other interested communities!


Last Updated: 06/10/2019