Alzheimer Society – Dementia Café “A Place to Belong”

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THUNDER BAY – LIVING – The Urban Abbey, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay and CERAH, invites the Thunder Bay community to the grand opening of the Dementia Café “A Place to Belong”, on Sunday, March 18th at The Habit Café located in the Urban Abbey.

The Dementia Cafe “A Place to Belong” is a two-hour event, twice a month, where “The Habit” coffee shop and bakery is open for those who live with dementia, their family, and their care partners. The first event of every month will include live music and games, while the second event of every month will hold a more casual atmosphere. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided, while guests are also welcome to purchase specialty drinks and baked goods.

“The goal of Dementia Cafe is to create a safe and inclusive social environment with opportunities for social connection for people with dementia and their families,” Says Elaine Wiersma, Director of Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health “We want to create a fun and non-stigmatizing environment where people can enjoy each other’s company and meet new people. In short, it’s about fun, family, and friendships in an environment where people can find ‘a place to belong’.”

After the grand opening on Sunday, March 18, the following event dates are April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, and June 17. Urban Abbey is located at 308 Red River Rd.

For volunteer information, contact Rachel Brown at Those who are seeking additional information, contact Joshua DeJong at, or visit the Alzheimer Society website at


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