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Memory Makers: A Memory Cafe supported by the Forsyth Medical Center Novant Foundation

August 5 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 months that begins at 12:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020


Dear Friends,

You are invited to our next  Memory Makers – a memory café supported by the Novant Foundation which is offered the first Wednesday of every other month.  Memory cafes were initially started in Europe.  The purpose was to reduce stigma and focus on quality of life for both care partner and person with dementia rather than the many losses that one faces with this disease.

Benefits of a Memory Café include:

  • Improved cognition through the arts and exercise (sensory engagement, yoga, music, dance, etc.)
  • Reduction of negative behaviors
  • Reduction of social isolation
  • A safe place where people can just “be” without stigma.  They can check their disease at the door and enjoy participating in fun activities and socializing.  Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other types of neurocognitive disorders are never mentioned. 
  • The atmosphere is perfect for creating meaningful, bonding experiences for the caregiver and their loved one

Memory Makers 2020 Dates

  • Wednesday, 4/1/2020 from 12-2
  • Wednesday, 6/3/2020 from 12-2
  • Wednesday, 8/5/2020 from 12-2
  • Wednesday, 10/7/2020 from 12-2
  • Wednesday, 12/2/2020 from 12-2

  Each Memory Makers event is

Venue and Parking

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church – Family Life Center

4265 Ebert Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27127

PARKING:  There is plenty of parking.  There will be at least two gentlemen in the parking lot showing you where to go.  I will also post a sign at both doors you will enter.  There is a portico where you can drop off those who are semi-ambulatory or in a wheelchair.  We are happy to help them get inside as you park your car.      

We can’t thank the Novant Foundation, Inc. enough for supporting these events.  We are also grateful that Mt. Carmel UMC is allowing us to use their beautiful and spacious venue.  We hope to continue to offer these beautiful bonding experiences to our community for years to come.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend with your name/names and the name of the person living with dementia as space is limited.  You can RSVP by calling our clinic:  336-718-7300 or by emailing me at  If you contact me via email, I will put you on the invitation list for future events.

Don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.

Melissa Welch, MSW, LCSW

Novant Health Memory Care Clinic

190 Kimel Park

Winston-Salem, NC


August 5
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Novant Health Memory Care Clinic


Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
4265 Ebert Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127 United States
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