Memory Cafes in New Jersey

Find New Jersey Memory Cafes near you and enjoy a “dementia-friendly” outing with your loved one. Some are sponsored by national organizations, while many more are offered by local groups. If your favorite Memory Cafe isn’t shown, please let us know and we’ll add it. It’s free!

 

Basking Ridge

Somerset Hills YMCA

140 Mount Airy Road  |  Basking Ridge NJ 07920
Noon – 2:00 PM, last Wednesday of each month

For more information, please contact Lisa Pensabene at 908.766.7898 or lpensabene@gscymca.org or visit online.
Last updated: June 2022 

Brick

Town Square Adult Day Enrichment Center

1930 Route 88  |  Brick, NJ 08724
1:00 – 3:00 PM, 4th Tuesday of each month

Our Memory Cafe is designed to provide a welcoming and comfortable social environment for a family caregiver and a person living with Alzheimer’s to enjoy together. Some call it a Dementia Friendly Outing. There is no admission or participation fee, but registration is requested for planning purposes. Our Memory Cafe is hosted in the Family Center at Town Square Adult Day Enrichment Center at the Jersey Shore. Activities are supported by trained professionals and volunteers. Training from Town Square provides a positive approach to care and models effective ways to engage persons living with dementia and be present with them. Reminiscence Therapy is a feature of our specialized programming. For more information, please contact Linda Panarella at Town Square at 732.451.6185 or lpanarella@townsquare.net.
Last updated: September 2023

Cherry Hill

Cafe Connection  |  Katz Jewish Community Center

1301 Springdale Road  |  Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
10:30 AM – Noon, 2nd Thursday of each month

This is a joint program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, the Katz JCC, and Jewish Senior Housing and Health Care Service. It is open to the entire community. A diagnosis is not required but advance reservations are a must. Programs have time for socializing over coffee and are interactive including art, movement, singing, and more. Sponsored by Camden County. For more information, please contact Reva Farenback-Brateman, MSW, CDP at 856.424.1333 or rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org or visit online.
Last updated: June 2022 

Colts Neck

Dorbrook Activity Center

353 Route 537  |  Colts Neck, NJ 07712
10:30 AM – Noon, 4th Tuesday of each month

For more information, please contact Anne Simon at 732.460.1167 x24 or Anne.Simon@monmouthcountyparks.com.
Last updated: October 2023

Denville

Memory Cafe at St. Francis

122 Diamond Springs Rd.
Denville, NJ 07834
5:30 – 7:00 PM, 3rd Wednesday of each month
For more information, please contact Andrea Morris at andrea.cohn@hcr-manorcare.com
Last updated: September 2020 

Fairton

Wellspring Memory Cafe  |  Fairton Christian Center

199 Fairton Millville Rd.  |  Fairton, NJ 08320
7:00 PM, 1st Tuesday of each month
For more information, please contact Christopher Smith:
– Email: Chris@TheWellspringSenior.com or leave message at: 856.362.4209
Last updated: October 2019

Forked River

Shore Memory Cafe  |  Ocean County Library  |  Lacey Branch

10 East Lacey Rd.  |  Forked River, NJ 08731
10:30 AM – Noon, 2nd Saturday of each month
Brought to you by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ Chapter
For more information or to register, please contact Robyn Kohn:
– Email: rmkohn@alz.org or Phone: 800.272.3900
– Visit their Facebook group
Last updated: July 2019

Hawthorne

Early Onset Memory Cafe  |  VanDyke Park Place

644 Goffle Road  |  Hawthorne, NJ 07506
10:30 – Noon, 3rd Saturday of each month
Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ Chapter
For more information or to register, please contact Stuart Ehrlich:
• Email: stuartehr@gmail.com or Phone: 973.953.3322
Last updated: April 2020

Lawrenceville

Friend’s Circle Memory Cafe  |  Adath Israel Congregation

1958 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206)  |  Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
1:00 – 3:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month
Open to the public, but pre-registration is required
Brought to you by Greenwood House, Senior Care Services
For more information or to register, please contact:
• Phone: 609.883.5391 x388 or Email: MemoryCafe@GreenwoodHouse.org
Last updated: December 2019

Margate

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter Memory Cafe
Jewish Community Center

501 N. Jerome Ave.  |  Margate, NJ 08402
1:00 – 2:30 PM, 1st Tuesday of each month
For more information or to register, please contact Memory Cafe Facilitators:
• Carolyn Peterson. cpeterson@rahnjshore.com  |  609.788.8236
• Tina Serota. tserota@jfsatlantic.org  |  609.822.1109 x105
Last updated: October 2018

Plainsboro

Town Square Adult Day Enrichment Center at Princeton

2 Hospital Drive  |  Plainsboro, NJ 08536
1:00 – 2:30 PM, 1st Thursday of each month

Our Memory Cafe is designed to provide a welcoming and comfortable social environment for a family caregiver and a person living with Alzheimer’s to enjoy together. Some call it a Dementia Friendly Outing. There is no admission or participation fee, but registration is requested for planning purposes. Activities are supported by trained professionals and volunteers. Training from Town Square provides a positive approach to care and models effective ways to engage persons living with dementia and be present with them. Reminiscence Therapy is a feature of our specialized programming. For more information, please contact Shannon Warn at 609.375.0751 or swarn@townsquare.net or visit online.
Last updated: September 2023

Summit

Memory Moments  |  Summit Area YMCA

67 Maple Street  |  Summit, NJ 07901
10:00 – 11:15 AM, 2nd Tuesday of each month

Join us for a transformative monthly experience designed to embrace the unique beauty and individuality of each participant. Our Memory Moments Adult Enrichment Program is a welcoming space where individuals living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or cognitive impairment, along with their dedicated caregivers, can come together to explore, connect, and thrive. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals facing cognitive challenges and their caregivers. We invite you to be a part of this enriching journey, where we focus on abilities, create moments of joy, and foster a sense of community. Activities will rotate each month but will include music, art, dance and light exercise. For more information, please contact Tiffany Escott at 908.273.3330 or tiffany.escott@thesay.org or visit online.
Last updated: June 2024 

The Gathering Place Memory Cafe  |  Christ Church

561 Springfield Ave.  |  Summit, NJ 07901
Noon – 2:00 PM, 1st Wednesday of each month

The Gathering Place Memory Cafe is for those in the church and wider community with memory issues and their care partners. Activities include a nutritious light lunch, gentle exercise, music, singing, socialization, and support. Care partners will have an opportunity to talk with other care partners around the table. A suggested donation is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Nancy Davies at 908.656.7102 or nancyldavies@msn.com or visit online. To RSVP, please call 908.273.5549 or email brenda@ccsnj.org.
Last updated: June 2023 

Tenafly

Younger-Onset Memory Cafe  |  Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

411 E. Clinton Ave.  |  Tenafly, NJ 07670
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3rd Wednesday of each month
RSVP is required as lunch will be served
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judi Nahary:
– Phone: 201.408.1450 or Email: jnahary@jccotp.org
Last updated: August 2019

Villas

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter Memory Cafe
Cape May County Library

2600 Bayshore Road  |  Villas, NJ 08251
1:00 – 2:30 PM, last Tuesday of each month
For more information or to register, please contact Memory Cafe Facilitators:
• Carolyn Peterson. cpeterson@rahnjshore.com  |  609.788.8236
• Tina Serota. tserota@jfsatlantic.org  |  609.822.1109 x105
Last updated: October 2018

Wayne

Arden Courts Memory Cafe
The Rustic Cafe (Inside Wayne YMCA)

1 Pike Drive  |  Wayne, NJ 07470
5:30 – 6:30 PM, 4th Wednesday of each month
For more information, please call 973.942.5600
Last updated: May 2019

West Caldwell

Cranes Mill Memory Cafe  |  Cranes Mill Town Square

459 Passaic Avenue  |  West Caldwell, NJ 07006
2:00 – 3:30 PM, 4th Wednesday of each Month

Join us each month for a fun and free gathering for those experiencing memory loss and their loved ones to connect, socialize, and build new support networks. Light refreshments will be served. Each month we will focus on a new fun activity or topic. For more information, please contact Meredith Klein at 862.217.0366 or mklein@lsmnj.org.
Last updated: January 2024 

Williamstown

Meadowview Nursing Home

1420 S. Black Horse Pike  |  Williamstown NJ 08094  |  978.875.8094
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