Staying socially and mentally active is good for the brain!

St. John’s Community Care, is hosting an ON LINE weekly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners.  The group meets on-line via Zoom every Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Fill out the form below or call (618) 298-8077 to learn more and register.

There is no charge to participate.

Memory Cafe Form

I would like to register for the Memory Cafe Group
I am currently a family caregiver

Groups will meets every Wednesday
from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 online via ZOOM.

There is no charge to participate.
Registration is required.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. “We are delighted to be offering a Memory Café and helping people to be able to socialize with others, so they do not feel isolated.” said Gail Shaw, Dementia Care Specialist – Coordinator Training & Support for St. John’s Community Care. For more information, call (618) 298-8077.

Messages from Memory Cafe Participants:

It is something we can do together. It is fun, opens up conversation between us we both get some social time with others. The Memory Cafe’ is fun and stimulates his memory ( sometimes for several days). I realize I can do similar things to stimulate his memory but I don’t always do it on my own. So Memory Café gives us the opportunity to have a whole hour with each other and have fun, too. 


Gail, thank you for your time and monitoring the Memory Café. My Father-in-Law, Clarence, normally has an attention span of a few minutes, and today he showed real interest in joining the conversation.


The Memory Café is funded by AgeSmart Community Resources with funds granted through Administration for Community Living and Illinois Department on Aging. AgeSmart is a local Area Agency on Aging that promotes healthy aging by providing information and resources people need to age well their way.

The grantee St. John’s Community Care is in compliance with TitleVI of the Civil Rights Acts and operates with financial assistance from AgeSmart Community Resources, the Illinois Department on Aging and the United States Administration for Community Living. St. John’s Community Care does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment programs and is in compliance with appropriate State and Federal Statures. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint with AgeSmart Community Resources by calling 618-222-2561.

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