Upper Valley Memory Cafe
This is an invitation to and a reminder of the Upper Valley Memory Café.
The next meeting is this Saturday, February 2nd from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Mayer Room of the Howe Library on 13 South Street, Hanover, NH.
If you are unsure about the weather, please call the Aging Resource Center at 603 653 3460 the Saturday morning.
If we decide to cancel the Memory Café due to inclement weather, our voice message will include the announcement.
If you do not hear any notice about cancellation in the voice message, that means the Memory Café meeting is on.
This month, we will do activities in the theme of Valentine’s Day. We will do some fun games together! We will also have Dartmouth Raaz, the South Asian Dance Group from Dartmouth College, to perform. And as always, we will dance, sing, talk, and will do exercise together.
If you are interested, please contact us to register so that we can notify you in case of cancellation. You can also register online by going to our website (click here) and proceed to the registration by clicking the green “register” button on the webpage.
For those of you, who has never been to the Upper Valley Memory Café, here is some information about the program.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact us.
Upper Valley Memory Café
The Memory Café is designed especially for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive disorders, their care partners, and other family or friends.
The goals of the Upper Valley Memory Café are to:
•Encourage peer interaction among persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners
•Offer a positive and enjoyable group socialization experience
•Provide an opportunity to interact with Café staff and student volunteers in an informal and stress-free atmosphere
This is a chance for people to get together and to leave the labels at the door. People share breakfast and activities as well as great conversations.
In this stress-free environment, students from Dartmouth College, Geisel Medical School, or area High Schools prepare a hearty breakfast, help people participate in the activities, and provide entertainment. The focus is on being together, meeting new people, and enjoying music and fun. It can be a way for caregivers to re-charge and feel less alone, while the person with dementia is in a safe place with other people around to engage with them.
Here is a link to a video made by a Dartmouth Student about the Café:
Memory Café video:
The Café meets on the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM –12:30 PM in the Mayer Room of the Howe Library on 13 South Street in Hanover.
Our Upcoming dates are:
February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 and June 1
Schedule might change due to unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather.
Pre-registration is recommended – contact info below.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center
phone 603.653.3460 | fax 603.653.3494