Stoney River’s Memory Café serves up coffee, sandwiches and so much more for those with dementia and early onset Alzheimer’s and their care partners.
Hosted by Stoney River Marshfield Assisted Living and Memory Care along with Marshfield Area Respite Care Center for adult day services, the Memory Café is hosted the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30am to Noon at 2 nd Street Community Center, 211 E. Second Street, Marshfield, WI.
The monthly gathering is geared for those dealing with memory loss and their care partners to provide a warm and welcoming space to meet and socialize with others facing similar experiences. “The Memory Café helps connect those traveling a similar journey find each other along the way,” said Stoney River Marshfield’s Lifestyle Specialist Sarah Krenn.
Conversation is always on the menu, but “daily specials” may include music and art, guest speakers, exercise and movement, education and other entertainment or activities—all served with a side of support and heaping helping of understanding.
“There is a lot of talking, laughing and even crying that goes on at our Memory Cafés with little concern about feeling embarrassed or misunderstood, because everyone is in the same boat,” Krenn said. “Many participants tell us that this ‘lunch break’ is a freeing and joyful experience and that they look forward to regularly attending.”
The Stoney River Memory Café serves people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, dementia or related conditions as well as family and professional caregivers. There is still a lot of living to do after diagnosis, and the Stoney River Memory Café promotes this notion and restores a sense of normalcy.
Stoney River Assisted Living and Memory Care offers a community lifestyle that supports residents’ independence, dignity and ability to live life to the fullest. To RSVP for a Memory Café of for more information, please call Cherrylynn at 715-384-7007.