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 Nicole at 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.


January 16: Creative storytelling time!  Through the use of “Timeslips” we will collectively use imagination and improvisation to create original fun stories to share.  Carrie Essleman, Valley VNA's Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, will lead us in this fun program.

February 20: Tales & Travels: Peru! Listen to Rachel Koeper as she recounts her recent adventures to Peru. If you have visited Peru, bring your stories and mementos to share.We look forward to having you join us!

March 20: Ageless Grace is back!

April 17: Drum Circle
Find the beat with Valley VNA.

May 15: Tales & Travels: Cuba
Pat & Gerry Rickman are back to share their adventures. This time they will transport us to the colorful streets of Cuba. We hope you will join us on this spectacular adventure.

June 19: Fishing

July 17: Tour de Roma

August 21: Flower Arranging

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.