For Those With Dementia: The Memory Café is Open
On the third Saturday of the month, beginning in September 2018, SASI will co-sponsor a Memory Café with the Evanston Public Library (EPL) and the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness (CCCW). The Memory Cafe will provide a variety of opportunities for engagement in art, dance, music, and other activities for people living with dementia and their care partners. The Memory Café is free to all.
SASI, the EPL & CCCW join a growing network of Memory Cafés to address an underserved population. The offered activities will empower and entertain people with dementia and their care partners in a neutral setting where everyone succeeds. Memory Cafés are an important tool for people with dementia and their care partners to combat isolation and reclusiveness and to stay engaged and involved in their community.
1:00 - 3:00 PM Saturday September 15, October 20, November 17 Evanston Public Library, Main Branch Falcon Foom 1703 Orrington, Evanston, IL
Participants also will have access to new resources and information about dementia and care opportunities.
Saturday, December 15: Art Institute of Chicago will present “Lifelong Learning Art Insights,” to offer a historical and enlightening experience for participants who may not be able to visit the Art Institute on their own.
Saturday, January 19: Live music with a flute performance by Ada Kahn, in partnership with North Shore Village
The programs will continue each third Saturday of the month. Programs for 2019 will be announced when scheduled.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to improve themselves through the various forms of literacy. People with dementia and their care partners are important stakeholders in the Evanston community. The library & SASI are pleased to offer a dedicated program to broaden opportunities for fun and education. The program is free and no registration is necessary, but is encouraged. Call Deborah Jones-Miller at 847-864-7274, or send an email to info@SASIathome.org.