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Schedule changes for upcoming memory cafes in Marlborough and Sudbury
By Douglas Flynn / December 20, 2016

Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services continues to provide support to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia through its "Create A Better Day Café" and its partnership with the Sudbury Senior Center and co-sponsors Traditions of Wayland and Right at Home for "The Comfort Food Caring Café." But there are a few changes in the coming weeks that attendees need to know.

First, while the Create A Better Day Cafe is held monthly on the fourth Sunday of each month, it will not meet in December due to the Christmas holiday falling on that fourth Sunday. The Cafe will be back in January, meeting on January 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Pleasantries (195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA).

The Comfort Food Caring Cafe, meanwhile, has a scheduling change of its own. After previously meeting in the morning on the first Friday of the month, that cafe will now feature lunch and will be held from 12-2 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. The next meeting for the Comfort Food Caring Cafe will be on Monday, January 23 at the Sudbury Senior Center (40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury).

These Cafés offer an opportunity for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia a chance to get some needed relief while still spending time with your loved one and other caregivers in a relaxed and welcoming setting. The Cafés encourage socialization with other caregivers and loved ones where you can just be yourself. It provides an opportunity to get out with your loved one and have an enjoyable morning or afternoon.  

Pleasantries owner and director Tammy Pozerycki, MA, CADDCT, CDP, describes the Café as “a time to step out of the daily routine, leave the disease at the door, and enjoy a positive experience in a supportive environment. The afternoon will consist of entertainment, conversation, music, arts, games, refreshments, and most importantly, laughter.”

There is no cost to participate in the program, which is open to anyone at any stage of the disease process who is accompanied by friends, family and loved ones.

The Create A Better Day Café is held on the fourth Sunday of each month at Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services (195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA). Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling Tammy at 508-481-0809 or emailing tammy@pleasantriesads.com. Due to the possibility of cancellation due to inclement weather or illness, please call prior to attending and listen to voice message for any updates.

The Comfort Food Caring Café is held on the fourth Monday of each month at the Sudbury Senior Center (40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA). It is facilitated by Information and Referral Specialist Anne Manning, LMHC and Pozerycki. Please RSVP by calling 978-443-3055.

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