ORANGE COUNTY TO EXPAND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUPS

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (April 12, 2016)—Orange County Department on Aging, announces plans to expand support groups for people with dementia and their care partners.

The OC CARES Memory Café is a fun, friendly and relaxed café environment for people with memory concerns, their care partners and family to come and socialize with others in similar situations.

Not only will the Memory Café offer support but will also include a social component including beverages, light refreshments and a varied program of activities and performances.

The Memory Cafe is free. Registration is not required, but encouraged.

Memory Café Dates and Locations
Seymour Center
Every 2nd Monday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

Passmore Center
Every 3rd Monday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Lamon-Loperfido, MSW, LSW, MPH, AFA Certified Dementia Care Partner at kloperfido@orangecountync.gov, or call 919.245.4253. 

About OC Caregiver Awareness, Respite, Education and Support
Orange County Caregiver Awareness, Respite, Education and Support (OC CARES), is a group of new and expanded services available to people living with dementia and related conditions in Orange County, their caregivers and related service providers. 

The overall goal of the program is to create a more dementia-capable community in Orange County and to improve the health and quality of life for caregivers. The OC CARES program is made possible by a three year grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living. 

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