YMCA of Richmond to Host Monthly ‘Memory Cafés’

RICHMOND, IN – YMCA of Richmond, in partnership with Dementia Friends Indiana and LifeStream Services, will host a Memory Café on the second Friday of the month beginning February 12 from 10:00am to 11:00am at their location at 1215 S. J St. Richmond, IN 47374.

People living with dementia and their caregivers are invited to participate in health and wellness education, enjoy light exercise, or take a walk around the gym. The activity is free of charge and a membership is not required to attend. The YMCA of Richmond follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety and precautions including mask wearing, social distancing, and proper hand washing hygiene.

Memory Cafés are a welcoming safe place for people with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy activities and a break from their normal routine. Additionally, it is an opportunity to socialize and connect with others who are in a similar situation.

LifeStream is East Central Indiana’s Dementia Friends Administrator. Those who are interested in learning more or becoming a Dementia Friend can attend the Dementia Friends Information Session held on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm via Zoom. Join the session by visiting bit.ly/LifeStreamDF21 (Meeting ID: 840 4568 1832, Passcode: 717309).

Learn more or become a Dementia Friend online by visiting lifestreaminc.org/dementiafriends or contact Beth Evans, Director of Community Services, at bevans@lifestreaminc.org or 765-405-3001.

Dementia Friends Indiana initiative is an outreach of Dementia Friendly America. The initiative seeks to educate communities about dementia, break down the stigma surrounding dementia, and implement practical changes that make life easier to navigate for those with dementia and for their loved ones.