Over the past several months, I have been on an extended leave while making an international move with my family. Now that we are settled, I am excited to be getting back to writing for this website, and helping in any way possible to support the expansion of social cafés for people with memory loss and their loved ones. At this time, I am looking into ways to contribute to this movement here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be thinking about how best to move forward with this website as well. There are likely to be changes to the format in the coming months, and your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
Some of you may also hear from me over the next few weeks as I continue my effort to update a national list of Memory and Alzheimer’s Cafés. This list will not be kept on the Memory Café Catalyst website, but my updates are going to three people who have been working hard to compile and maintain these lists in the US:
- Carole Larkin, Third Age Services Memory Café page
- Jytte Lokvig, AlzheimersCafé.com Café Registries
- Lori La Bey, Alzheimer's Speaks Resource Directory
Please visit their websites for the most up-to-date listings and also let them know about new cafés or changes in the status/dates/times of cafés that are already in operation.
Here’s to your efforts! I hope we can continue to share about them here and inspire more communities to create connection through memory cafés.