Menlo Park: Alzheimer's Cafe opens


Peninsula Volunteers has opened the Alzheimer's Cafe in Menlo Park, a free gathering place for those with dementia and their loved ones. Saying it's only the second resource of its kind in California, the nonprofit will hold meetings at the cafe on the third Tuesday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Drop by 800 Middle Ave. to visit the cafe, or call Julie Scales, Little House program manager, at 326-2025, ext. 229, for more information.

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Posted by acomfort
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Is this at the Little House Activities Center in Nealon Park?
Does 'Alzheimer's Cafe' have the normal meaning of Cafe?
If so, what are the hours, and what is the menu?

Thanks, acomfort

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Posted by Poster
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Here is the text of the announcement:

For Information Contact: Peter Olson, Little House Director, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., | 650-326-2025, ext. 231 |

Barbara Kalt, Rosener House Director, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. | 650-322-0126 |

July 23, 2011 – Menlo Park, CA

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce the opening of its Alzheimer’s Café. Based on the pioneering work of Dutch psychologists, based on the idea that people with dementia deserve to enjoy life as much as anyone else. Only the second of its kind in California, the Alzheimer’s Café brings together people living with dementia, their families, and their caregivers. It is a warm and inviting atmosphere that nurtures friendship and mutual support. Everyone can be themselves, share experiences, and learn from one another. There is no agenda at the Alzheimer’s Café, it is an opportunity for people to create their own, with possibilities for creative activities and a chance to just relax and enjoy each other’s company.

The Cafe is located at Peninsula Volunteers Little House, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025. Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, between the hours of 2 and 4PM. For more information, call Julie Scales, Little House Program Manager at (650) 326-2025, ext. 229. There is no cost to participate, but donations are gladly accepted.

About Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. is a pioneer in senior services and was the first volunteer organization to receive a HUD grant to develop and build low-income senior housing in the United States. For more than 60 years Peninsula Volunteers has created and provided high-quality and nurturing programs for the aging in South San Mateo County, allowing them to pursue long and useful lives. Each year Peninsula Volunteers delivers over $5 million in services, including over 150,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound, and touches over 4,500 households through its programs: Meals on Wheels, Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, Rosener House Adult Day Services and Peninsula Volunteers Properties, Inc. The latter provides 82% of the affordable senior housing in Menlo Park at Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments.

For more information please visit our website at
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., 800 Middle Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650-326-0665

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Posted by Bart Charlow
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:11 am

In answer to the poster's questions:
Q: Is this at the Little House Activities Center in Nealon Park?
A: Yes! Same Little House, new activity.

Q: Does 'Alzheimer's Cafe' have the normal meaning of Cafe? If so, what are the hours, and what is the menu?
A: Yes! We are serving light refreshments at the Alzheimer's Cafe meetings.

We do actually have a Cafe that's open 8 AM to 1 PM daily as well, M-F, so you don't have to wait for the Alzheimer's Cafe to take advantage of Little House's lovely eating areas. The Little House Cafe also serves a 5 choice lunch every weekday from 11:30 AM to 1 PM: 2 soups, 2 entrees, salad bar, plus coffee, tea, juices and other beverages, sandwiches and snacks.

You can drink, snack, eat and relax at any of the Little House areas, including a lovely outside patio, a patio courtyard, and the Cafe itself indoors. The public is very welcome.

Coffee (the best in the Bay Area!) is only $1/cup. Most snacks are 75 cents. Lunches range from $2-$5.50, depending upon what you order. It's very tasty and we post the main dish menu online at: Web Link

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