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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


January 18, 2023
Join us for a sing-a-long with special guest, Mary Ann East, conductor of the Sentimental Journey Singers - and enjoy a hot chocolate too!

February 15, 2023
Name That Movie! We'll enjoy trivia on Movies Through the Decades.

March 15, 2023
Get ready for spring by creating an herb garden!

April 19, 2023
It's family game night! Join us for a round of Scattagories!



January 12, 2023
Roaring 23’s featuring 1923 cornhole trivia, popcorn, and singing. Special guest Mary Ann East from Sentimental Journey Singers!

February 9, 2023
“Sewing our hearts out!” Families are invited to learn how to sew and create fabric hearts for Valentine’s day to fill with messages of love as a sweet memento to take home.

March 9, 2023
Spring has sprung! Join us for a flower pot painting project to make a "mushroom" for your garden.

April 13, 2023
Join us for a little egg hunt trivia!


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


This group is offered in partnership between Insight and Arcola United Methodist Church. Insight staff will lead engaging monthly sessions with brain games, activities, and time for conversation and connection with others on a similar journey.

When: 4th Thursday of the month
Where: 24757 Arcola Mills Drive, Sterling, VA, 20166
Time: 10:30 to 12:00 noon
Cost: Free!
RSVP: Please RSVP to Molly Riedel 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!"