Club Memory

Club Memory is a stigma-free social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or other forms of dementia and their spouses, partners and caregivers. Based on the memory café model popular in Europe, this club began with a small group of people coming together in Sibley’s cafeteria in September 2011. Since its inception, Club Memory has continued to grow exponentially, in response to members’ and community needs, with membership growing from 10 to over 120 members in just two years. We now provide services to more than 500 people in all wards of the District. Members engage in group and independent activities, such as board games, puzzles, sing-alongs, trivia and challenges, sharing of resources and conversing.

At Club Memory, conversation, camaraderie and even laughter among peers who truly understand each other open the doorway to living life to its fullest in the face of a dementia diagnosis. In addition to the twice-monthly meetings, social and cultural events are coordinated for Club Memory members as optional outings.  Club Memory also offers a support group for people with a diagnosis of dementia. 

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment or any other form of dementia, know that there is hope and support for you and your family. Please email Sharon Sellers at [email protected], Marianne Panke at [email protected] or call 202-364-7602 to learn more about Club Memory.