A Memory Café will be held for people with dementia and their care partners on the third Saturday of each month at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., beginning in September.

The library describes the events as “social, fun, and offer equalizing opportunities to engage in art, dance, or music, among other activities.”

The activities are designed to empower and entertain people with dementia and their caregivers in a neutral setting where everyone succeeds. The idea is to combat isolation and reclusiveness and for this underserved population to stay engaged and involved in their community.

Participants also will have access to new resources and information about dementia and care opportunities.

The first Memory Café will take place on Sept. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Falcon Room of the main library.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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