What is a Memory Café?
A Memory Café is a social gathering for individuals who have begun to have memory issues such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), mild to moderate dementia, early stage Alzheimer's disease, or similar impairments. Spouses, family members and/or caregivers participate with them. Memory Café Fox Valley has been meeting monthly since early 2016 in a safe and comfortable environment in which those who participate can socialize and engage in a variety of enjoyable activities.
Memory Café Fox Valley seeks to connect memory-challenged individuals and their care partners with others who are having similar experiences. It strives to create a positive atmosphere that promotes social contact, stimulates memory, and quiets anxiety.
Memory Café Fox Valley has met at the Batavia Public Library from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of almost every month since it started in February 2016. However, the library is closed for meetings until late spring 2022 because of Covid- and renovation-related issues. Until then, MCFV will meet at New England Congregational Church at 406 West Galena Boulevard in Aurora. Note that the current schedule (see "Event" tab) reflects changes in meeting regular fourth Wednesday dates because of Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Updates for 2022 will be posted by the end of this year.
For information on the next meeting, click on the "Events" option at the top of this page. Questions may be directed to Barbara at 630-643-2263 or John at 630-879-0684.