Memory Cafe

Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in! We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous wealth of experience among participants to be shared. We’d be delighted if you would join us! Call Betty at 225-1711, Fox Valley Memory Project Program Coordinator, or the Neenah Public Library at 886-6315 for more information.

Memory Cafés will be held the third Monday of every month from 1:30-3:30. Note:  If assistance is needed to participate, please bring with you someone to help.


February 16: “Poetry at Play” Classic poems will take us on a reminiscing and sometimes humorous journey.  Come and join “Joelin” from Valley VNA Senior Services as she brings a smile to your face through a process of poem reading and creativity.  So  . . . bring your imagination, bring your yearning and we’ll keep the wheels turning.

March 16: Historical Trunk Show – Discover unique objects of the past, during this interactive program presented by Jane Lang, Executive Director of the Neenah Historical Society.

April 20: Experience the joy of a “Drum Circle” - a meaningful and fun rhythm circle that incorporates hand drums and percussion instruments to make “in-the-moment” music. Each participant is recognized for bringing a unique contribution to the group song. Join Christy Feuerstahler and Carrie Esselman, from Valley VNA Senior Services, for this great experience.

May 18: Kentucky Derby Party is back. Don your best hat and join us for horse races and mint julep!

Memory Cafés are a program of the Fox Valley Memory Project and are funded by a grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation and other community partners; the Helen Bader Foundation; and the Rotary Club of Appleton.  Memory Cafés hosted at the Neenah Public Library are sponsored by the Fox Valley Memory Project, Valley VNA, and the Neenah Public Library.