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Dementia Friendly Topsfield Year-round Begins with a Memory Café

Dementia caregivers age 8-88+ (and survivors of dementia-caregiving) are welcome year-round to join us at our Topsfield Memory Café which will be hosted at least once-a-month outdoors in our beautiful wheelchair-accessible garden at Rest.Stop.Ranch, or indoors at the cozy and warm wheelchair-accessible Trinity Church. Come alone, as you are, for socialization, information and networking with […]

Save the Date: 3/18, 10am – 3pm: Grow Spring! EXPO

Look for the “Rest.Stop.Ranch Respite Retreat Center & Accessible Gardens” educational & interactive 8-foot table exhibit, at the Emerson Center or Gould Barn on 3/18.  Learn & experience the therapeutic activities we offer at our Seasonal (April -October) Memory Café & Sunday Strolls programs, for people with disabilities and care-partners, specializing in Alzheimer’s/dementia-care. Our “Dementia-Care Musical Theatre” integrates horticultural, […]

April 1, a Weekly Memory Café Begins, Saturdays, 10a-12p 

We support families impacted by long-term-care, in an inclusive, friendly, judgement-free, and joy-filled indoor/outdoor environment, once-a-week, Apr-Oct. 1.  Our Dementia-Friendly Garden/Memory Café program will welcome visitors with dementia and their care-partners on Saturday mornings, from 10am – 12noon, April – October. 2. We hope the increased options for visiting will enable more caregivers and loved ones […]

Book Cover: The Alzheimer's and Memory Café: How to start and succeed with your own café

The Memory Café at Rest.Stop.Ranch in Topsfield is Featured in New Book

Wheelchair-accessible gardens, with a focus on caregiver respite, makes it unique (November 8, 2016 – Topsfield, MA) The Memory Café at the Rest.Stop.Ranch in Topsfield, MA is featured in a new book, The Alzheimer’s and Memory Café: How to Start and Succeed with Your Own Café (Jytte Fogh Lokvig, PhD, Endless Circle Press, 2016). The […]

June 16, 6-7pm, Danvers, MA: Speaking About Self-Care!

Join us on June 16, 6-7pm, at Seasons of Danvers, A Memory-Care Assisted Living Community, for their monthly Caregiver Café support group. I’ll be speaking about my Seven Sustainable Skills for the Long-Term Care Journey, and facilitating some relaxation! Respite-care is available on-site during this program, free-of-charge. For more information or to RSVP: 978.777.0230 or […]