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Alzheimer’s Cafes Offered at a Variety of Sites

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The following information is being reprinted from New Hampshire Union Leader’s Senior News column (March 28, 2016).

Special cafes for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families, are offered at a variety of sites in New Hampshire. The cafes vary but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments.

Bedford: Memory Lane Café at Bedford Hills Center, 30 Colby Court, is offered the fourth Wednesday from 10 to noon. Registrations suggested but drop-ins welcome. For information or to make a reservation, call Shirley Gordon at 647-6390 or shirlgrdn@yahoo.com.

Concord: The Capital Area Memory Café is the third Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm at Granite Ledges of Concord, 151 Langley Parkway. A collaboration of Concord Hospital, Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, and Granite Ledges. Call 230-5675 or email Jennifer.Brechtel@crvna.org

Dover: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington Street, has an Alzheimer’s Café from 2 to 4 pm the third Thursday. Reservations aren’t needed. Café is free but donations accepted. For information, call 742-2002 or go to www.childrens-museum.org.

Dover: Langdon Place of Dover at 60 Middle Road hosts a Memory Café the second Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. Cosponsored with Extended Family of Portsmouth, the café includes a short gathering and roundtable with guest speakers with caregivers while those with dementia engage in a fun activity. No reservations required. Contact Langdon Place at 743 4110 and talk to Leanne Buyck (x258) or Susan Putney (x234). Or call Mary Boucher at Extended Family at 430 6017.

Hanover: The Upper Valley Memory Café is from 10 to noon one Saturday a month at the Howe Library’s Mayor Room at 13 South Street. Registration is not necessary. Contact Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center at 653 3460 or AgingCenter@hitchcock.org.

Manchester: Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street, has an Alzheimer’s Café from 2 to 4 pm the second Wednesday. Free. No RSVP required. Call senior Megan McIntyre at 669-6144 ext. 113 or email mmcintyre@currier.org.

Nashua: Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, offers a Memory Café in its theatre from 2 to 3:30 pm the third Friday. Free refreshments and activities centered on monthly theme. To register, contact Carol Luers Eyman, 589-4610, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org or go to www.tinyurl.com/nplevents.

Peterborough: Summerhill Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, 183 Old Dublin Road, hosts a free café in its pub from 2 to 3 pm the first Thursday. Free. Reservations not required, but helpful. Call 924-6238 or go to summerhillal.com.

 

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