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Club Memory®

Club Memory is a stigma-free supportive social group for people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. Club Memory 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. Club Memory serves all wards in the District of Columbia through a combination of a grant from Department of Aging and Community Living (formerly DCOA) and private philanthropy. At each session we offer activities such as board games, puzzles, sing-alongs, trivia and challenges, sharing of resources and discussions.

At Club Memory, conversation, community and even laughter among peers who truly understand each other open the doorway to living life to its fullest in the face of a mild cognitive impairment or dementia diagnosis. Club Memory also offers support groups for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their family care partners. Support groups meet twice a month as well.

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 contact one of the community dementia program managers for more information about Club Memory and support groups:

  • Marianne Panke at 202-660-7104 for the program serving Wards 2 & 3, southern Montgomery County and Northern Virginia.
  • Sharon Sellers 202-660-6957 or Shruti Goel 202-660-5664 for all other program locations in District of Columbia.