Memory Cafés in Illinois

Dates and Times could change. Check with local contacts for current information.

Service Area 2


First Wednesday of each month at 10:30 – 11:45 am
Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL
For information and to register contact Judy Hoffman at or call 847-580-8954

Downers Grove

Second Monday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Downers Grove Township – 4341 Saratoga Ave, Downers Grove
For information visit the Township calendar – website
Memory Café focuses on gentle exercise.


Second Tuesday of every Month
Stanley’s Grill and Craft Bar, 335 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL 60177
First time registration required. Contact Glenna


2nd Tuesday of every month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Naperville Public Library, 95th Street Branch, Cedar Glade Dr. Naperville, IL
Register online at  
For more information, call Lisa Kirchner at (630) 710-7502.


Third Monday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave, Westmont
Visit Library Calendar for information and to register – website

Service Area 5
East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging


Second and fourth Monday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Eagle Ridge Senior Living, Lower Level Community Room, 875 W. McKinley Ave., Decatur
Contact Becky or Angie for information 217-423-6550

Service Area 12
Senior Services Area Agency on Aging
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Little Village

Quarterly meetings on Saturdays from 11:30am-1:30pm
Al Café – Spanish language Memory Café will kick off with our first one on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023
Little Village Library Branch, 2311 S. Kedzie Ave, Chicago
For information and to register, 708-858-1323,

South Loop

Second Thursday of the month at 3 pm – in-person
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
For information email or call 312-225-4406

Fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:00 – Zoom meeting
Registration is required. Email for information
For information email or call 312-225-4406

Service Area 13
Suburban Cook County

Arlington Heights

Third Wednesday of the month, except in Decenter, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL
To RSVP, either email Noel Abraham or Mary McKernan or call (872) 372-0929. Group is offered in-person or with a zoom link.

Buffalo Grove

Fourth or Final Thursday of the month (check website for exact date) from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Vernon Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire, IL
Visit website for information and to register – website

Elk Grove

Third Friday of every month from 12:30-2:30 PM
Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL
Call intake line to RSVP for the cafes 847-524-8800 ext. 189.


Fourth Wednesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:00
Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale
Visit Hinsdale Public Library Calendar for information – website


Fourth Friday of each month from 10:30-12pm
Aging Care Connections 111 W. Harris Avenue, La Grange, IL  60525
Registration is required. Contact Jessica Haines, MSW, CDP Ӏ Caregiver Support Program Supervisor Direct Phone:  262-745-8227 Ӏ Office:  708-354-1323, Ext 260 Ӏ F:  708-354-0282

Mount Prospect

Hanul Family Alliance, 1166 S. Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect
Langugae: Korean


Second Monday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd, Northfield
For information visit – website or call 847-784-6000

Tinley Park

The 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:30-11:30 am
Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Join us for a comfortable social gathering that allows people experiencing memory loss and their loved ones to connect, socialize, and build new support networks. Cafés are free to attend and welcome to all.  Each monthly session includes an art, music, or other activity. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments are provided. Designed for people living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias to attend with their care partners. 
For information contact Pam Zukoski (630) 532-0160 #6.
Registration required. Sign up at

Resource Lists

Directory of Memory Cafes in the Greater Chicago Area created by AgeOptions
FY23 Memory Cafe Directory.docx – Google Docs

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