NADRC Webinar: The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafés and Tête-à-Tête

November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

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This webinar from the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) will showcase the Memory Café model, how the model has been applied in Florida, and how a Memory Café network concept helps to promote and replicate the program. Presenters will discuss tips for successful program implementation, drawing from a case study of Massachusetts’ 100-member network of Memory Cafés.

Presenters will also discuss how the inter-professional healthcare team at Florida Atlantic University partnered with a faith-based organization to create Tête-à-Tête, a culturally responsive Memory Café−inspired activity. Presenters will share lessons learned on how to reach minority individuals living with dementia. They will also offer strategies and success stories from a nurse-led community partnership model of specialized care and support services.

About the Presenters

Beth Soltzberg is a social worker and the program director at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) in Boston, Massachusetts. She runs the JF&CS Memory Café, is Founding Director of the Percolator Memory Café network, leads the Dementia Friends Massachusetts public awareness program, and serves on the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts leadership team.

Dr. María Ordóñez is a Board-certified gerontological and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for older adults through diagnosis, treatment, and management of age-associated acute and chronic conditions. Her practice seeks to transform healthcare environments by providing culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate science-based care interventions for aging populations, and is dedicated to meeting the needs of unserved and underserved minority communities.

Closed captioning is available. Complimentary CEUs are available. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at

Also coming up from NADRC:

Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

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