KYC’s Memory Cafe Grand Opening
KYC is excited to announce the grand opening of a Memory Café on January 18th, thanks to a generous grant from AgeOptions. The Memory Café will hold engaging activities like interactive games, live entertainment, and shared meals to encourage community and support healthy relationships among people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Memory Cafes Encourage Community Among People Living with Memory Impairment and Caregivers
KYC’s Memory Café is open to anyone living with memory impairments and their caregivers, regardless of whether either person is a current KYC client. The Memory Café will meet once per month for an hour or two. There is no cost to attend the Café, although registration is required. Both the person with memory impairment and their caregiver must attend together.
A light meal will be provided, and a trained Café Leader will lead a variety of engaging activities that will promote healthy interaction. Activities may include games, informative presentations, and live entertainment. The kinds of activities provided will be flexible and largely driven by the interests of those who attend the Café.
People living with memory impairment and their caregivers can often become socially isolated due to the social stigma and the challenges associated with dementia. The purpose of a Memory Café is to encourage community among people living with dementia and their caregivers and to help build positive relationships through engaging activities. Our Café Leaders will create a welcoming environment in which caregivers and people with memory impairments can connect and share resources or suggestions with one another.
Details for the Grand Opening
KYC’s first Memory Café is scheduled to be held in January 18th, 2019 from 12:30pm-2:30pm at KYC’s Elk Grove Office, and will feature live musical performances by Jane Allyson. Registration is required prior to attending the Café. Please call (847)524-8800 x168 for more information or to register. If someone you know may be interested, please feel free to share this flyer.