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Social Café

Social Café

Schedule: Every Thursday

Time: 11:30a - 12:30p
Location: Resilient Living Center | Gathering Room B
Facilitator: Brian Connolly
Cost: Members $0 | Non-Members $0

Designed for: Individuals experiencing mild to moderate disability and their Care Partners
Open to: Anyone interested in brain health



Program Description: 
We all know the power of gathering, especially these days! LiveWell’s Social Café is a no-charge get together for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. It is not a support group; it is a group of supportive friends. Social Cafés provide an environment where people going through similar experiences can share in a supportive, non-judgmental, and caring space.

Join others impacted by dementia for a lighthearted conversation, some laughs, and new friendships. Discussion topics change weekly, and participants often suggest topics and help facilitate conversations.

What participants are saying: 
“Everybody here is a lot of fun. And smiling makes my day!” -Care Partner/Participant

“You can say things and you don’t have to say I’m sorry he’s got a memory problem.” -Care Partner/Participant

Facilitator Biography

Brian Connolly | Community Engagement Partner
Brian has been passionate about community education, advocacy, and empowerment for the past 40 years. Through a diversity of roles; Chair of the Hartford Hospital Stroke and Family Advisory Council, Director of Marketing and Communication, elected member of the Farmington Town Council, and pioneer member of the LiveWell Resilient Living Center Faculty leading Social Café’s, Meet-Up’s and cognitive programming, Brian focuses his attention on understanding what’s needed to create situations where we can all grow into our highest potential.

Brian’s superpower is being present and creating the perfect moment to make anyone smile. He lives with his wife in Farmington.

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 11:30 AM until Thursday, January 30, 2025, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Resilient Living Center | Gathering Room B
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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