5th Street Café: A Dementia Friendly Social Club

By December 19, 2019

The Holiday season can be stressful on all of us. And, for those of us who love someone with cognitive impairment and memory loss, or who those deal with it themselves, this season can feel especially hectic. To help you and your loved ones ease into 2020, once the Christmas fun and New Year celebrations have subsided, FUMCFW will begin the 5th Street Café Dementia Friendly Social Club!

The 5th Street Café is a new venture by Dementia Friendly Fort Worth and its partners, held at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 10:30 am to noon in our Justin Building’s Asbury Room. This friendly gathering of people with self-reported memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, or a diagnosis of some type of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease offers the opportunity for social engagement, friendship, and a break from the daily routine for people in the early stages of dementia.

Starting on January 8, 2020 this warm and welcoming Café experience will be in full swing! Registration is required. For more information, please contact Gail Snider, Dementia Friendly Fort Worth Executive Director gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-6266

The 5th Street Cafe is where:

  • People with any form of dementia or memory loss and a family member can go to socialize, learn, have fun, and meet new friends.
  • You can relax and just be yourself, knowing that no one is judging and everyone there is going through similar challenges.
  • The only agenda or purpose is to enjoy each other’s company.

The 5th Street Cafe offers:

  • Relief from feelings of isolation and depression through positive interaction with others.
  • Support by professionals and volunteers who understand the challenges of those with cognitive impairment.
  • A free opportunity to participate and enjoy stress-free social interaction.

How to help:

  • Volunteer to help host a session
  • Provide refreshments
  • Make a financial contribution
  • Attend as a dementia friend

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