The Algoma Public Library, in partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore, will host a monthly memory café on the second Wednesday, 10-11:30 am, beginning Dec. 11, at the Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St. There is no cost to attend.
A memory café provides an opportunity for those experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment to engage in social and fun activities with their loved ones. Dementia is often very isolating for both the person with the diagnosis and for her or his caregiver. Studies show that social interaction is beneficial for those with dementia or any other type of memory impairment. Activities will vary and will include games, crafts, fun guest speakers and more.
The library’s memory cafés are volunteer driven, and all volunteers are required to undergo training to understand the signs of dementia and how to interact with those affected by it. Light refreshments and coffee will always be provided. Call the ADRC of the Lakeshore at 1.877.416.7083 to learn more.