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Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s Cafe is Tuesday afternoon

March 11th, 2013 by Doree

The next Alzheimer’s Cafe, sponsored by the Greenwood Senior Center, is from 3:30-5 p.m. on Tuesday at Ampersand Pantry & Cafe, 424 N. 85th St. It’s free to attend; participants pay for their own food and drink.

The Alzheimer’s Cafe is a safe, non-judgmental place for those suffering from memory loss and their caregivers to get out and socialize.

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Alzheimer’s Café moving from Mae’s to Ampersand Pantry and Café

February 8th, 2013 by Doree

The monthly Alzheimer’s Café, for people with memory loss and their caregivers, is moving from Mae’s Café to Ampersand Pantry and Café, 424 N. 85th St., starting on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The café is from 3:30- 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

Sponsored by the Greenwood Senior Center, it’s a time for those suffering from memory loss to get out and socialize in a safe environment, with no judgment or expectations. There is no cost other than your food and drink.

Parking is available at the Greenwood Senior Center across the street, or at the Bank of America lot just west of the café.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Café, call Carin Mack at 206-297-0875.

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Alzheimer’s Cafe Tuesday afternoon at Mae’s

April 6th, 2012 by Doree

The April Alzheimer’s Café will be from 3:30-5 p.m. next Tuesday at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café, 6412 Phinney Ave. N. This special café is designed for those living the Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to come together in a supportive environment. The only cost is for food and beverages.

The Alzheimer’s Café is a program of the Greenwood Senior Center. For more information, contact Carin Mack at 206-297-0875.

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30 people attend First Alzheimer’s Café in Phinney Ridge

August 10th, 2011 by Doree

The Greenwood Senior Center’s new Alzheimer’s Café debuted on Tuesday, with 30 guests, including caregivers, at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café.

Photo courtesy of the Greenwood Senior Center.

The group met in the afternoon after Mae’s closed for regular business for the day.

From Cecily Kaplan, Greenwood Senior Center Director:

Modeled after a large movement in Europe and only one other established café in the US, the Alzheimer’s Café is a café for people with memory loss and their care partners providing an outlet for interaction, an opportunity to get out and socialize in a safe environment. No judgment, no expectation…just support, good food and fun!

Thank you to Jeanne Barwick at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café, Faerland Terrace, Rosewood Courte for their support of the Alzheimer Café.

The Alzheimer’s Café will take place on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. at Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café, 6412 Phinney Ave. N. No reservations necessary; the only cost is your dessert and drink. For more information, call GSC Social Worker Carin Mack at 206-297-0875.

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