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 1:30-3:00. Note:  If assistance is needed to participate, please bring with you someone to help.


June 15: Celebrate Family! Bring your family, children, grandchildren and friends with you to share the fun of Memory Cafe. We will have a great day playing games and creating mementos.

July 20: Tales & Travels: Travel with us on an adventure to Germany! (If you have been to Germany, bring along photos or mementos you may have.)

August 17: Hula your way into an electric luau. It’s a shocking tiki party filled with the magic of science and electricity. We’ll have a blast!

September 21: September is Creative Storytelling Time!  Through the use of "Timeslips" we will collectively use imagination and improvisation to create original fun stories to share.  Our group will be led by Carrie Esselman from Valley VNA Senior Services. 

October 19: Put on your best cowboy and cowgirl outfit and join us for a western themed Lyrics & Laughter with Valley VNA's Christy Feuerstahler.

November 16: Celebrate National Game & Puzzle Week playing your favorite games and maybe learning a new one.

December 21: Holiday Crafts

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.