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Our Mission
The Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association "CNNSSA" provides meals and resources to older adults and persons with disabilities and assists them in leading active and healthy lives.
Our Vision
To live in an environment where seniors and persons with disabilities are valued and are an active part of our community.

"My husband and I thought that the Memory Café was wonderful! We don't socialize much anymore, and it was great seeing him happy and laughing with others. Opportunities like this make life so much better!" - Care partner and participant

What is a Memory Café?
A Memory Café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends.

Cafés meet in a relaxed environment to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each cafe is unique and offers a program or activity that’s stimulating and fun. Activities are tailored to the participants based on their interests. Participants and their caregivers will also receive a nutritious lunch as part of this program. A donation will be requested, but it is not required to receive the meal.

How do I participate?
To participate call ahead for more information and directions, or just come!

If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you.

How is it funded?
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, partners and host sites that make these Memory Cafés possible. We also gratefully acknowledge AgeOptions, PLOWS Council on Aging, and Aging Care Connections.

There is no charge to attend a Memory Café, but donations are welcome to help cover costs.

Where can I find a Memory Café?
We currently have two memory cafés. One in Hometown and the other in Melrose Park. Below are flyers for each as well as an online RSVP with directions and upcoming dates and times of events at each cafe.

RSVP Today!
  • Hometown
    Our Lady of Loretto
    8925 South Kostner Ave.
    Hometown, IL 60456

    Upcoming dates:
  • April 10th
  • May 15th
  • June 12th
  • July 10th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • Directions to Hometown
  • Melrose Park
    Sharp Community Center
    1609 36th Avenue
    Melrose Park, IL 60160

    Upcoming dates:
  • April 10th
  • May 15th
  • June 12th
  • Just 10th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • Directions to Melrose Park