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#OTGYpsi: 'Memory Cafes' Maintain Social Skills Of Local Seniors

Apr 17, 2019

Living with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia makes life difficult for older people and their family members.  One life aspect that suffers the most is social interaction, which is why the Ypsilanti Senior Center established the "We Care Connect Memory Cafe" program.  It allows seniors to maintain social connections and even create new ones.  Monica Prince and Shonda Gibbs from the Ypsilanti Senior Center talk about the program with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: "Memory Cafes" offer support for people with memory loss and their caregivers

Ypsilanti Senior Center

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