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Memory Café

April 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Havlik Center at Providence Hall

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Free will donation

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NOTE: Due to the new restricted guidelines offered from the CDC,  the Sisters of Providence are cancelling the programs until the further notice. Please check back here for updated information.

A Memory Café is a welcoming place where people living with early to moderate dementia, together with their care partners (and/or family and friends), can gather together to laugh, learn and remain socially connected with others walking the same journey.

Memory Cafés are designed to bring people together in the time honored tradition of enjoying a beverage and conversation. They afford opportunities for engagement, support and networking in addition to offering a welcome respite from the day-to-day challenges of dementia.

Our Memory Café is open the third Thursday of every month. All are welcome.

The Memory Café idea stemmed from the Congregation’s HOME (Helping Ourselves Meaningfully Engage) team and has broadened its focus in recent months to include not just Sisters of Providence and those residing at Providence Health Care, but also the general public.

By hosting the Memory Cafés, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will become one of six cities in Indiana to offer the programming, including Schererville, Bloomington, Evansville, Fishers and New Albany. It is also the only city in the Wabash Valley to offer the programming.

In addition to the start date of Sept. 19, dates for the Memory Café events include Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19, all in 2019; and Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20, in 2020.

For more information

Contact Rochelle Madden at 812-535-2860 or rmadden@spsmw.org.

Facilitated by

Elizabeth Collins, BSN, MA

Elizabeth is a registered nurse and serves as the Clinical Care Coordinator for the Sisters of Providence. She has worked in multiple care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, home health and hospice, with certifications in end-of-life care,  advance care planning, and demetia care. She and her husband, Dr. Richard Collins, live in Terre Haute and have five children.

Rochelle Madden, Ed.S.

Rochelle serves as the Coordinator of Well-being Engagement and Education for the Sisters of Providence where she coordinates the H.O.M.E. (Helping Others Meaningfully Engage) Team and educational activities at the Havlik Center including the Memory Café. She has been employed with the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital serving veterans in a non-clinical role as a supervisor of education in Roanoke, Virginia. Rochelle has also served in the roles as program manager, professional studies coordinator, and professor. She and her husband, Dr. Quentin Madden, have four children.

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