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Memory Café Series 1


Down Home!

Featuring artists and musicians

of Nova Scotia

Please feel free to use this series to launch a virtual or in-person Memory Café in your community!

This series consists of four 1-1.5 hour sessions held either virtually or in-person approximately once a month. Generally groups have 1-2 facilitators and should consist of a maximum of 20 participants (persons with memory challenges and family members or caregivers). This number ensures all voices have a chance to be heard and that everyone has the opportunity to socialize. Each session follows a basic structure of art sharing, followed by musical entertainment or interactive workshop, storytelling and casual conversation.

Links to the interactive workshops are provided below and a "Pick Your Music Video" button takes you to a choice of Memory Café performances by Nova Scotian musicians. We recommend that facilitators download the PDF and video for each session ahead of time to prevent internet or bandwidth issues. Display them full-screen to give participants the best viewing experience.



New Beginnings

Featuring artist

Arnaud Beghin

session 2

Sea Creatures & Adventure

With Guest Artist Holly Carr

session 3

Getting Out & Getting Together

Featuring the art of Doretta Groenendyk

session 4

Treasures on the Beach

Featuring sculpture artist:

Elizabeth Sircom