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Memory Cafe

Memory Café

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 Café


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


May 17, 2023
Join us for a relaxing sip and paint night!

June 21, 2023
Brush up on your trivia - we're playing Jeopardy!



May 11, 2023
Field trip! We'll be meeting a Algonkian Park for a potluck picnic! Bring a small dish to share (no nuts or shellfish please!), and we'll bring the rest. We have a covered picnic shelter for the group.

June 8, 2023
Join us for a relaxing sip and paint night!


Additional Cafes

Falls Church Arts

This group is offered in partnership between Insight and The Kensington Falls Church. Insight staff will lead engaging brain games during the 2nd Friday session, and Sally Evans, Falls Church Arts Instructor will lead arts activities during the 4th Friday session.

When: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Where: Falls Church Arts, 700-B W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Cost: Free!
RSVP: Please RSVP to Kayla Peters at

Brightview Great Falls

This group is offered in partnership between Insight and Brightview Great Falls.

When: 3rd Monday of the month
Where: Brightview Great Falls, 10200 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: Free!
RSVP: Please RSVP to Nina Davis at


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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!"