April 8, 2016

We are no doubt "preaching to the choir" here, but it's worth remembering how difficult it is to take care of someone who is living with dementia.  This article from caring.com speaks to the emotions around the caregiver role that take their physical, emotional and psy...

February 20, 2016

The next Memory Cafe is on Saturday, March 12th, with Ellie Hayes teaching Tai Chi . Ellie Hayes has been learning and sharing Tai Chi since 1974, primarily Hwa Yu Tai Chi (known also by the lineage name Liuhebafa) as taught by Master John Chung Li. Since 2011, she has...

November 12, 2015

The Central Vermont Council on Aging is sponsoring Caregiver Teas for persons caring for loved ones with physical, emotional and/or cognitive issues.  The next Caregiver Tea is scheduled for Friday, December 5th, at the DVCOA ofices in Barre, from 2 PM - 3 PM.  Call 80...

November 3, 2015

Theo Exploration returns to our Memory Cafe at 10 AM Saturday, November 14th at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. Theo is a teacher of Bikram Yoga in Montpelier, and will guide us through appropriate and gentle yoga moves that are soothing to the spirit and kind t...

October 21, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28th at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT. 7 PM

Author Rundy Purdy will read from his book about the journey he took beginning at age 24, as his grandfather slipped through confused days and long nights, and inevitable loss.  Books will...

October 10, 2015

I just got back from the October 2015 Montpelier Memory Cafe with guest speaker Kim Bent of Lost Nation Theater. He spoke of his earliest memories, shared Robert Frost poetry and a Shakespearian soliloquy from "As You Like It", currently showing at Lost Nation Theater...

September 15, 2015

When Your Partner Has Memory Loss
September 15, 2015
When I attend our Memory Cafes here in Montpelier, I am struck by the high number of couples who attend.  I've visited caregiver support groups in other places as well, and inevitably there are more caregive...

June 14, 2015

A large group (30 people!) was present to enjoy music and song by Rich Atkinson, his wife  Laura on recorder, harmonica and vocals, with members of the Montpelier Ukelele Group (Tom Wales and Bob Barrett) on vocals and ukes, plus Andy Leader on the fiddle!
Among othe...

January 23, 2015

The next Montpelier Memory Cafe is happening on Saturday, February 14th, and will feature a Valentine theme with our very special guest, Geof Hewitt, resident of Calais, Vermont, past winner of the Vermont Poetry Slam competition, and author of The Perfect Heart:Select...

January 10, 2015

It was great fun to get together this bright, brisk January morning. There were some new faces in the crowd, and also our usual Cafe members who've been attending every month for the past year! The Cafe has become an event that people with memory disorders, and their c...

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