Welcome to Memory Cafés NS!
Memory Cafés are currently on pause due to the need for social distancing and to protect our older adults. We will resume Memory Café activities as soon as it is safe to do so.
We are an Age-Friendly Communities Initiative to improve social well-being for older adults with memory challenges and their caregivers and families. We are a collaborative project between municipalities, local businesses, artists, health care providers, support organizations and volunteers to help destigmatize dementia by creating welcoming social spaces right in the community.
Cafés are a central part of social life in all corners of Nova Scotia. They are ideal places to host events to ensure that older adults with cognitive and memory challenges feel welcome in their community. Memory Cafés are fun, positive social events that involve warm drinks, conversation and music in a local café.
This site was created to help promote the Memory Café concept throughout Nova Scotia. Click on Resources for ideas and tools to start your own Memory Café!
If you're just getting started click the button below to watch an excellent TEDx Talk on the value of Memory Cafés.