Memory Care Support Group Inspiring Encouragement and Connections
The Bristal’s Our Place Memory Café is a place that welcomes people and their loved ones into a secure, comfortable and socially engaging venue (like a restaurant) where they can enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment among people who genuinely understand and care.
While there are numerous benefits for those with memory loss, it is also equally important for people caring for a loved one with this diagnosis to have a place where they, too, can relax, socialize, share thoughts, emotions and find answers to critical questions.
Families with loved ones with memory loss can feel more and more isolated over time. They tend to keep to themselves, go out less and avoid social encounters that can be painful reminders of their daily challenges. The Bristal created the Our Place Memory Café, a type of support group open to families of both residents and non-residents, in locations throughout Long Island as a safe place to gather on a monthly basis.
Memory Café: Benefiting Caregivers and Those With Dementia
This unique service stems from an idea crafted by Dr. Bere Miesen, a psychologist from the Netherlands. Dr. Miesen recognized the need for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, to continue benefiting from seeking and keeping positive social connections – as well as enabling caregivers to meet and share similar experiences.
The Bristal has partnered with several wonderful venues on Long Island and other groups like us that support seniors and caregivers, to help us deliver this service with ease and excellence that typifies all we do at The Bristal. New friendships are waiting. Join us at an Our Place Memory Café near you!
Contact Us About Attending Our Place Memory Café or If You Would Like One in Your Community
The Our Place Memory Café is offered at no cost, and it is sponsored by The Bristal Assisted Living and other peer care partners. Those with memory concerns may attend with a family member, friend or caregiver. The Our Place Memory Café is not intended for unaccompanied persons with significant care needs. Sessions are held monthly and are subject to change.