Memory Café is a monthly gathering for people who are living with dementia and those who are caring for them. The Café offers a safe, supportive, relaxed environment to enjoy light refreshments, casual conversation and friendly connections with others who know the dementia journey first-hand.  Each month we are also joined by a special guest who will share stories, offer their talents, or perhaps encourage us to try our hand at a fun, easy activity! The Cook County Memory Café meets at The Hub the third Thursday of each month from 1:00pm-2:30pm.

September 21 – Come and have fun with herbs! We will be sharing about the variety of their uses from ancient times to present. Also we will talk about how to take care of them as we harvest their leaves or blossoms to use especially in our kitchens. We will end our time together choosing an herb to plant (via seeds) and nurture over winter to enjoy in our homes. Supplies will be provided. Instructors will be Candace Gislason and Gine Meissner, both Master Gardeners!

October 19 – Our Master Gardeners Candace Gislason and Gine Meissner return! We’ll talk this time about succulents and choose a cactus-type friend to take with us!

November 16 – Our program will be announced soon!