Alzheimer's Association, Stockton Center on Successful Aging to Launch ‘Memory Café’ on Saturdays Beginning Jan. 28
For Immediate Release
Contact: David Burdick Sherylle Linton Jones
SCOSA Director Alzheimer’s Association
Galloway, N.J. 08205 Philadelphia, Pa.
(609) 652-4311 215-561-2919 x334
Galloway, N.J. - Each Saturday, beginning Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m. until noon, anyone who has Alzheimer’s or a related disorder and is in the early stage will have a place to call their own at the Memory Café.
The Memory Café is a partnership of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter and the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA). The weekly gatherings will take place at F-Wing, Room 121 at Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, N.J.
Pre-registration for Memory Café is required. To pre-register or for more information, please contact David Johnson, the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter’s REC Center Coordinator, at 800-272-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It can be challenging for people with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder to maintain social ties with people who do not understand dementia,” said Johnson. “Memory Café gives people who are in the earlier stages of their disease the opportunity to meet and socialize with others who are facing similar experiences in a fun and supportive environment.”
Memory Café is free of charge and will give those living with dementia the chance to have fun and develop new friendships in a safe and relaxed environment. Everyone’s care partners are also welcome.
“This program is a natural extension of Stockton and SCOSA’s long-term commitment to addressing the needs of residents with cognitive impairment and their caregivers, along with our ongoing collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association in numerous efforts, including the association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s and public hearings, as well as survey preparation for the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission,” noted SCOSA Director David Burdick.
About the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Delaware Valley Chapter, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the local arm of the national organization. Its Regional and Branch Offices serve 18 counties in Delaware, South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing programs and services to more than 294,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. More information is available at alz.org/delval or the Chapter’s 24/7 Helpline, 800-272-3900. It is also present on: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter.
About the Stockton Center on Successful Aging at Stockton University
The Stockton Center on Successful Aging, founded in 2007, promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community. SCOSA presents a wind range of programs and activities. More information is available at www.stockton.edu/scosa or by calling 609-652-4311.