As people live longer and stay in their homes as long as possible, more friends, neighbors and family members are living with memory loss.

Memory loss can have a big emotional, social, psychological and practical impact on everyone. Often this is seen as a series of losses, and adjusting to them is challenging. Hearing how others cope and sharing about local resources can be helpful to people living with memory loss and their care partners alike.

 The Pine River Memory Café provides a safe, supportive, engaging place for people to share experiences with their peers, to hear from speakers on topics relating to memory loss, and to learn about resources that can help:

• Socialization and information sharing

• Networking for care partners

• Support for both the person with memory loss and their care partner(s)

The Memory Café will meet the last Tuesday of each month beginning April 24, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., at the Lifehouse Coffee Shop, 306 Barclay Ave., Pine River. The event is free; no reservations are needed.

For more information contact Natalie Brown, Heartland Hospice at (218) 546-3462, Emmalee Foss at the Good Samaritan Society of Pine River, (218) 587-4423, or Theresa Eclov at Faith in Action, (218) 675-5435. Join us for a cup of coffee, treats and conversation. Being active socially, physically and mentally is good for the brain!

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