A member of my team recently asked me if I knew of any memory cafes in/near Lakeville, Minnesota, USA and I realized I had no way of getting that information. Consequently, I had the idea of creating a directory of memory cafés in Minnesota. Our supporting organization ACT on Alzheimer's is unable to start and maintain one at the moment. However, they referred me to https://www.minnesotahelp.info/ where I disappointingly found only two memory cafes listed. However, this seems to be the most logical place for MN memory cafés to add their information. I think it is important for us to know of each other so that we can refer people to the resource closest to them. I contacted the website to ask them to add the St. Paul Neighborhoods Memory Café (which meets at Carondelet Village) and would like to urge all other hosts of Memory Cafes to do likewise.
If you host a memory café in Minnesota, and we have not yet connected, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to create dementia-friendly communities, we need to work together. Lets be informed of each other so we can learn from each other and support one another to better serve our communities.
Also...beyond having a directory for MN cafes, there is a national registry of memory cafes here: http://www.alzheimerscafe.com/public.html.alzheimersatoz.com/National_Registry.html we should also register ourselves on this site.