With Vermont's large and growing percentage of older adults, we started the Queen City Memory Café in 2014, but the café concept began in the Netherlands in the 1990's, according to some sources. Also called Alzheimer's cafés, they're commonly run by grassroots groups as with our Queen City Memory Café. There are many memory cafés elsewhere in Vermont, around the United States and in other countries.
Vermont Memory Café's
Bennington County Memory Café
Brookedale: Filmore Pond
300 Village Ln.
Bennington, Vermont 05201
10:30-noon, the 4th Saturday of each month
Contact Aaron Brush at (802) 447-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Montpelier Memory Café
Montpelier Senior Activity Center
58 Barre Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
10-11:30 a.m., the 2nd Saturday of each month
Rutland County Memory Café
The Maples - Senior Living (in the 'Day Room')
3 General Wing Rd.
Rutland, Vermont 05701
10-11:30 a.m. every 2nd Saturday of the month
Contact (802) 776-1000 for more information.
The Residence at Otter Creek
350 Lodge Rd.
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
10 a.m., the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Contact Suzanne Bennett at (802) 377-3393 or email@example.com
Upcoming Café's . . .
The Valley Café (resumes in September)
Valley Terrace Assisted Living
2820 Christian Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
2-3 p.m. (in main dining room)
Contact Mick Byer at firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming dates
Champlain Senior Center (fall 2017)
Run by the Burlington's Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department
Find a café near you . . .
Cafés provide support in a social, non-clinical setting for people living with dementia or other memory loss and their care partner. Some cafés offer caregiver resources. Cafés operate around the U.S., with many in New England. Search through a partial list of U.S. cafés on the Memory Cafe Directory website.