Brain Wave Café


Brain Wave Cafés are a drop-in group offering a welcoming place in the community for people to meet up regularly and share their experiences with their peers. Online option now available!

Senior couple enjoying a cup of coffee.

For more information on the Brain Wave Café in your community, contact our office at 905-687-3914.

Check out our event calendar for upcoming dates in your community.

Subscribe to our mailing list to be informed of upcoming program dates.

Program description

These cafés offer an informal place to meet up with other people with similar experiences on a regular basis. It's a great spot to have a coffee together, get information, share experiences and participate in 'healthy brain' activities within your local community or in a virtual setting.

Who can participate?

Individuals concerned about their memory, individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome!

Participants must be able to engage independently in the program or be accompanied by a care partner.  Please note this is not a respite program and staff are unable to provide personal care support, physical or medical assistance, and are not able to prevent participants from leaving the venue.  If you require respite services contact our office at 905-687-3914 and we will be happy to help you explore your options.

How do I register?

Pre-register online for our in person Brain Wave Cafe locations.

Register online for our Virtual Brain Wave Cafe.



1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Beamsville Legion, 5545 King St.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Niagara Falls 

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Chapel Heights, 7373 Niagara Square Dr.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

St. Catharines

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Royal Canadian Legion Br 138, 2 Chestnut St. E (Merritton)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Welland Community Centre, 145 Lincoln St.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welland (Le Petit Café)

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
La Residence Richelie, 649 Tanguay Ave, Welland (Starting July 17, 2024)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UNIQUEMENT aux clients et aux soignants qui parlent français / French speaking clients and caregivers ONLY

Le Petite Café will be on hiatus starting June 6 as we prepare for a change in venue. Le Petite Café will return starting Wednesday, July 17th at its new home in Welland, La Residence Richelieu (649 Tanguay Ave, Welland), in collaboration with Centre de santé communautaire. It will continue to take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1:00pm – 2:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Beachcombers Seniors Centre, 237 Ridge Rd. North
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Brain Wave Cafe

1st Friday of the month
Online via Zoom
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - please register to receive participation link.

Upcoming dates

First Link Learning Series

This 4 week learning series offers an opportunity for family and friends of an individual living with dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports.

Learn more
Mature students learning in a classroom.