RICHMOND, IN – Paint the Towne and the YMCA of Richmond, in partnership with Dementia Friends Indiana and LifeStream Services, host monthly Memory Cafés in Richmond. Memory Cafés are a welcoming and safe place for people living with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy activities at little to no cost and break from their normal routine.

Paint the Towne offers a fun and relaxing space to create works of art on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:00am to noon at their location at 411 N. 8th St. Richmond, IN 47374. Some activities may require a donation to cover the cost of supplies.

The YMCA of Richmond offers health and wellness education and a place to enjoy light exercise and activities on the second Friday of the month at their location at 1215 S. J St. Richmond, IN 47374. Membership is not required.

There are more than 700 Memory Cafes in the United States. Paint the Towne and YMCA of Richmond are the first two locations offered in the Richmond area.  Beyond creating a safe place for people with dementia and their caregivers, Memory Cafés provide an opportunity to socialize and connect with people 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.

 

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