Beth Soltzberg

Waltham, MA


A little about me: I coordinate the JF&CS Memory Café in Waltham, Massachusetts. This is a monthly, intergenerational Café that includes creative experiences led by a guest artist. I'm a social worker and also lead support groups and arts programs for people with dementia and/or Parkinson's.


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"Agnes, in Massachusetts we have a statewide directory run by Jewish Family & Children's Service that is very helpful for referrals and for those starting new cafes: It is not that much work to maintain, beyond…"
"Hi Debora,
Thanks for following up on this! The context is that there is a growing population of adults aging with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD), and many are developing dementia. People with I/DD are about 3% of the general popula…"
Thank you for these great suggestions!  Our café has joined with others in the Greater Boston area to develop a shared online directory, at ; We hope that by publicizing the network we will raise awarene…"
"We have a guest artist come each month, which our guests seem to really enjoy.  However, we also keep about 1/3 of the Café time free just to socialize.  I've created a "discussion box" for each table, with index cards that have fun discussion promp…"