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Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe

Fairfax  |  Sterling


The café is an opportunity for caregivers and their loved one with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or in the early to early mid-stage of their dementia journey to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun! The program provides structured activities to promote reminiscence, cognition, and engagement. There is also time to share in conversation and get to know others in a safe, supportive environment.

To ensure we have space and program supplies for each participant, we ask that you please register in advance. We look forward to seeing you at the next cafe!

Memory Cafe


Insight Memory Cafe


When: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free!



When: 2nd Thursday of the month
Where: Insight Memory Care Center - Sterling, 45945 Center Oak Plaza, Suite 190, Sterling, VA 20166
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free!


Questions? Please contact Melissa Long, Director of Education and Support at or 703-204-4664 x141.



Upcoming Sessions


September 21, 2022
Give your luck a spin as we play a musical version of the classic Wheel of Fortune game!

October 19, 2022
It’s pumpkin season! Join us for some fun pumpkin painting and decorating - no carving skills required!

November 16, 2022
What are you thankful for? Join us to discuss family celebrations, traditions, and special foods! We will decorate plaques to bring home.

December 21, 2022
Wind down the year with us as we look forward to an exciting 2023!



September 8, 2022
Enjoy the last days of summer with sand art and discussing summer traditions.

October 20, 2022
Happy Halloween! We’ll discuss a short history of Halloween, then do some mini pumpkin painting and decorating. Feel free to wear your spookiest costume!

November 10, 2022
Join us for a field trip to the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Claude Moore Park!

December 15, 2022
Get crafty with us! We’ll make and decorate bird seed wreaths to hang outside.


Additional Area Cafes

Arlington Memory Cafe, virtual meetings weekly
Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, virtual meetings
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

Contact Nicole McMonigle Knight at or 571-422-6231.

Club Memory
2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm 
Metropolitan Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Contact Marti Bailey at 202-660-5658 for more information

Forgetful Friends Memory Café, currently on hold
3rd Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Saint Thomas United Methodist Church
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Contact Connie Young at or 703-743-1841

Herndon Memory Cafe
4th Monday from 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm
Early Stage Participants
Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Contact Pat Williams at 703-904-3994x103 or Herndon Senior Center at 703-464-6200

Memorycafe4u, virtual meetings weekly
Thursdays from 1-2 PM, virtual meetings
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church
1301 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA, 22182
Contact Carol Blackwell at or 571-236-6933



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"It’s such a lovely place to be. It provides such emotional, spiritual, physical nurturing. I’ve never been hugged so much in my life, and that’s a good feeling!"