Memory Cafe Coos

“Memory Café Coos” meets monthly, from 10:30 to noon at the North Bend Public Library.

Memory cafés are social gatherings for older adults with memory issues and their care partners. Care partners may be spouses, siblings, children or friends, and their social lives are often just as affected as their loved ones. These gatherings are light and casual and allow care partners to relax and socialize with others in their same situation. There is no cost to attend.

The Café will be staffed by qualified healthcare providers (LCSW), library staff, and volunteers. Memory Café Coos will provide a safe, comfortable, supportive space where activities are not dependent on flawless memories and care partners can be with their loved one and still have social interactions. However, this is not a care facility, and care partners are required for accompany their partners.

This pilot project is funded by an Elder Service Innovation Grant from OHSU’s Office of Oregon Rural Health grant. The project is the work of Drea Douglas (North Bend Public Library), Kelli Bosak (North Bend Medical Center), and Lualhati Anderson (Oregon Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative). They hope to find community partners who will host cafés as well, with a goal of having a weekly memory café in Coos and Curry Counties.


For more information about this program, contact the library at (541) 756-0400 or email [email protected].


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