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Memory Cafés – Midwest

Memory Cafés – Midwest


These special gatherings are designed for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to share memories, music, and fun with caregivers, spouses, family members.

In addition to great social interaction, information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association support services is also made available.

The concept originated in The Netherlands and was introduced to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2008 by Dr. Jytte Lokvig. For more on the keystones to the theory or to register a cafe, click here.

The following is a list of memory cafés within the Midwestern United States:


Memory Café meets at North Grove Manor, 5520 Lincoln Ave Morton Grove IL 60053 on the 3rd Thursday each month from 5:30 pm -7:00 pm. For more information call Patricia Prida at (847) 583 – 9800.


Bloomington’s Memory Café meets monthly. Contact Denise Saxman (317) 575-9620 or or

The Memory Café at the Autumn Woods Health Campus, 2911 Green Valley Rd. New Albany Indiana 47150, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Contact (842) 941-9893 or

Evansville. The Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host the Memory Cafe, second Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the old Post Office, 101 NW First St, Suite 203, Evansville, IN. Contact Helen French (812) 475-1012 or (800) 272-3900 or

The ALZFamilies at Ease Memory Cafe meets at the Residences at Deer Creek, 401 East U.S. Highway 30, Schererville, IN 46375, on the 3rd Saturday each month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For more information call Melissa Huffman at (219) 864-0700, or Carol Hambrick at (219) 688-6894,


J. Arthur’s Memory Café 2441 Rice Street Roseville, MN 5511. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. Call (651) 294-4782.


Middleton Memory Café at the Middleton Senior Center 7448 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562. It meets on the 1st Friday of each month from 9:30- 11:30 am Call (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251

Café Connections, at the Salk Prairie Community Center ,730 Monroe Street Sauk City, WI 53583,. It meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30- 11 am. Call (608) 963-2688 or (888) 308-6251.

The Memory Café at the Atlas Coffee Mill and Café, 425 W Water St, Appleton, WI meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information call Betty Lefebvre-Hill (920) 225-1711 (office) or (920) 277-9297 (mobile).

The Memory Café at the Thompson Community Center Adult Day Center, 820 W College Ave, Appleton, WI. It meets on the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10:00 to noon. Call Betty at (920) 225-1711.

Memory Café at Neenah Public Library, 240 E. Wisconsin Ave. Neenah, WI. It meets the 3rd Monday each month from 1:30-3:30 pm. Call Betty at (920) 225-1711 for information.

Memory Café at Menasha Senior Center, 116 Main St, Menasha, WI. It meets on the Last Friday of the Month from 2:00- 3:45 pm. Call Betty at (920) 225-1711 for information.

The Memory Café meets at St. Paul Elder Services 316 E. 14th St. Kaukauna, WI meets on the 2nd Monday and the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:00–4:00 pm. For more information call Betty Lefebvre-Hill (920) 225-1711 (office) or (920) 277-9297 (mobile).

The Watertown Memory Café meets at 1308 W. Main St. Watertown WI 53098, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. No time given. For more information call (920) 261 – 6636.



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