Memory Cafés

Memory Cafes are stigma-free social settings where people living with dementia and their care partners can meet others and enjoy time together!

Memory Café:

Memory Cafés are social gatherings where people living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their care partners can meet and enjoy time togetherCafés aim to decrease the social isolation that often accompanies dementia and caregiving. Our network offers FREE cafes that feature many different activities, such as music therapy, storytelling, sing-alongs, art therapy and more.  

Current Partners:

AgeOptions partners with 15 diverse community agencies that host memory cafes. The cafes are hosted virtually or in-person. For additional information please reference the directory below.

To view the Memory Café Directory for location, contact information and registration options, click here.

Memory Café Partners

North region:  

  • Creating Connections Memory Café 
  • Hanover Township Memory Café 
  • Hanul Memory Cafe 
  • Center of Concern (COC) Niles
  • North Shore Senior Center 
  • Kenneth Young Center Memory Café 
  • American Association Of Retired Asians (AARA) Memory Cafe 

West region:  

  • Oak Park Memory Cafe 
  • Metropolitan Asian Family Services (MAFS) Comfort Me Cafe 
  • Aging Care Connections Memory Café 

South region: 

  • Catholic Charities South Suburban Senior Services Memory Café 
  • Pathlights (formerly PLOWS Council on Aging) 
  • Arab American Family Services Café 
  • Xilin Memory Cafe 


For more information, or to refer participants please contact

Cristina Diaz at