Opening of Two New Memory Cafés Continues Progress Towards a Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County
Memory Cafés improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
MILWAUKEE – In the latest step towards creating a Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County, the County Executive, Department on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Wisconsin, and other key stakeholder groups will be opening the next two Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Cafés on Wednesday, August 26th. Memory Cafés improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias by providing a safe and comfortable space where they can socialize with their caregivers and others as they would have before their diagnosis. The openings will take place at Three Lions Pub in Shorewood and Pitch’s Express on Milwaukee’s East Side.
With the concept of the Memory Café well established in the UK, many of the British-born staff at Three Lions Pub were already familiar with the concept when they were approached to support a Memory Café in their Pub. Being community minded, it was a natural and easy decision for the owners of the English pub to embrace the idea and open their doors.
County officials will also join former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber and other key stakeholders to open the Memory Café at Pitch’s Express, 1750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive in the McKinley Marina Roundhouse, on Wednesday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m. Pitch’s is catering the event and will be offering kosher menu items.
A Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) is one in which people with dementia are empowered to have high aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in activities that are meaningful to them. In addition to Memory Cafés, other essential elements of a DFC include creating a Memory Connection Center, training public health and public safety officials, and engaging with local businesses and organizing support groups.
Plans are underway to open even more Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Cafés in other communities and neighborhoods in Milwaukee County. Neighborhood support and involvement is critical to the success of the Milwaukee County Partnership Memory Cafés, and each café has its own unique community flavor.
Press Releases by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Joins Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach in Betting on a Packers VictoryJan 20th, 2017 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Abele is joining the bet and sweetening the deal by adding in a case of Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous, and sausages from Usingers.
“Congratulations and welcome to the members of the 2017-2018 legislative session.”
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $4.1 Million HUD Grant to Help Fund County’s Efforts on HomelessnessDec 22nd, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
An increase of more than $580,000 over last year’s award.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Applauds House of Correction Staff on “Excellent” InspectionsDec 22nd, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
The state also specifically commended the programming at the HOC.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a DifferenceDec 21st, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
County Executive Abele is putting the spotlight on employees who have gone above and beyond to give back to our community and make a difference.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Fleet Management Awarded “Fleet Top 100” HonorDec 20th, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Productivity is up to 98 percent through the use of key performance indicators available to all County employees for complete transparency.