Memory Café

Activities and Support for Dementia Care

UPDATE: Memory Cafe is not currently meeting in person, during the shelter-in-place.

For information on when it will resume, please contact [email protected].


The Program

The Memory Café is a weekly gathering for people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss and their caregiversspouses, family members, and friends. These gatherings and activities are created to benefit the person with dementia as well as those providing care, and the activities are designed to engage and support both simultaneously.

How Does It Work?

We meet every Thursday in different locations around the San Francisco Bay Area. The monthly cost for the Memory Café is $20, charged whether participants attend one or more events in the month.


  • 1st Thursday:  Bocce in Marin, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 2nd Thursday:  Luncheon in San Francisco, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 3rd Thursday:  Bocce or Bowling in San Mateo, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 4th Thursday:  Art Program in San Francisco, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • 5th Thursday:  Guided Museum Tours in San Francisco, 10:30 am  – 12:00 pm

For more information about Seniors At Home Memory Café or to register for the program, please contact Program Director, Alana Goldscheid at 415-449-3849 or email [email protected]

Detailed Schedule

First Thursday of the Month—Bocce Ball in San Rafael

When: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Marin Bocce Federation, 550 B-Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

We play a friendly game of bocce at the Marin Bocce Federation, located in peaceful Albert Park in San Rafael.

Our bocce gatherings are so much more than a traditional Italian ball game played on the well-maintained courts of the Marin Bocce Federation. Participants have a chance to reconnect with friends, get some gentle exercise and engage in friendly competition. Memory Care Café facilitators assist participants to succeed and enjoy themselves.

Snacks, tea and coffee are provided by the Memory Café.

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Second Thursday of the Month—Lunch in San Francisco

When: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Crossroads Café, 699 Delancey Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Join us at Crossroads Café and Bookstore, just off the Embarcadero.

The Crossroads Café is the casual eatery of the Delancey Foundation and Restaurant in San Francisco. We enjoy the enclosed outdoor garden and gather along Italian style dinner tables for finger food, soup and salad. On rainy days we find shelter in the middle of the bookstore.

Lunch and (non-alcoholic) drinks are provided by Memory Café.

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Third Thursday of the Month—Bocce or Bowling in San Mateo

When: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Pinstripes, 36 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 94403

We will enjoy a fun afternoon socializing, snacking, and playing bocce ball or bowling.

Join us at Pinstripes in their beautiful new location in San Mateo where we will enjoy a fun afternoon
of indoor bocce ball or bowling. Light refreshments served.

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Fourth Thursday of the Month—Art Program in San Francisco

When: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Ruth’s Table 3160 21st Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

It’s a fun and engaging afternoon of art!

Join us at Ruth’s Table for classes on visual arts, crafts, and movement. Examples of programming include guided tours of their current gallery exhibitions, thematic art-making, and many more kinds of creative expression. Snacks will be provided.

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Fifth Thursday (when it happens in a month)—San Francisco Museum Tours

When: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: At the de Young Museum or the Legion of Honor.

Enjoy fine art in a small group of friends with a specialized docent and comfortable gallery seating.

Once in a while, the month has a fifth Thursday! On these days we invite you to join us for a morning of fine art in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum or the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Experienced docents highlight sculpture, paintings and artifacts in selected museum galleries. The short lectures are followed by questions and comments from participants, to ensure a lively and engaging experience for your visit.

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and seating will be set up in the galleries.

Docents provided by Access/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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