The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community, in collaboration with the UIndy Department of Music, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, and Books & Brews-South Indy, will host a series of Memory Cafe Drive-In Concerts, beginning Tuesday, September 29.
An outreach of the Dementia Friends Indiana movement led locally by CICOA, Memory Cafes are welcoming gatherings for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their family members or caregivers. The concerts will take place outdoors at Books & Brews-South Indy (3808 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46227) as listed below.
Tuesday, September 29
UIndy Jazz Combo 1
Wednesday, October 14
UIndy Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, October 29
UIndy Pep Band
The series will feature University of Indianapolis student musicians. Cars will be spaced for social distancing. Guests may stay in their vehicles or bring chairs to sit outside their vehicles. Bottled water and packaged cookies will be provided and bathrooms are available inside Books & Brews.
Memory Cafe Drive-In Concerts are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, visit www.dementiafriendsindiana.org/events/memory-cafe-drive-in-concert.
For more information about attendance, contact Becky Fee at the UIndy Center for Aging & Community at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-791-5930.
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is the unbiased expert in Central Indiana connecting older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers with home- and community-based services that help them remain living at home in better health, with better care, at a lower cost. Through a network of agencies, providers and volunteers, CICOA offers personal home care, meals, senior transportation, home accessibility modifications, respite care, caregiver assistance and more. A non-profit since 1974, CICOA is Indiana’s largest Area Agency on Aging and serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties. Learn more at cicoa.org.
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. The Dementia Friends Indiana initiative—launched in Central Indiana in 2017 by CICOA and expanded statewide in 2019 in partnership with other Area Agencies on Aging—seeks to educate people about dementia, reduce stigmas surrounding it, and implement practical changes that create more welcoming environments. Learn more at DementiaFriendsIndiana.org.
About the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community
The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) is one of Indiana’s leading centers for aging studies. CAC uses an interdisciplinary approach to develop partnerships between higher education, business organizations and the community. The Center prides itself on being a champion for advancing the new reality of older adults as corporate, community and family assets.
The University of Indianapolis offers outstanding online education in aging studies. In addition, CAC provides research and consultation services to civic, philanthropic, business and community organizations that are working to serve older adults. By working with organizations and individuals who work with the aging population, CAC seeks to improve the quality of life for older adults across Indiana and beyond. Learn more at uindy.edu/cac.