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.


March 17: Join storyteller, Jean Roberts, for an afternoon of interactive folk-tales. Be ready to become part of the action!

April 21:“Poetry at Play”: Classic poems will take us on a reminiscing and sometimes humorous journey.  Come and join “Joelin” from Valley VNA as she brings a smile to your face through a create process of poem reading.  So  . . . bring your imagination, bring your yearning and we’ll keep the wheels turning.

May 19: Kentucky Derby Party: Don your best hat and join us for a Kentucky Derby party. We will learn a little about the history of the Kentucky derby and have competitive horse races. Don't have a hat, come anyway. We will have hats for all. We'll have time for great conversation, door prizes, and refreshments, too.
June 16:
July 21: Music
August 18: Luau
September 15: Timeslips
October 20: Music Hopp with Jack Speech
November 17: Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week
December 15: Lyrics & Laughter

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.