Neville Place Announced as Cambridge Memory Café Sponsor

Neville Place Assisted Living is now grand sponsor for a free monthly social gathering geared toward people with dementia or forgetfulness.

Neville Place is sponsoring the Cambridge Connections Memory Café, which is a joint effort of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) and the Cambridge Council on Aging.

Open to people with memory loss and their care partners, the café is a welcoming space that features activities everyone can enjoy, explained SCES Director of Outreach and Community Relations Nathan Lamb.

Neville Place Executive Director Angela DeAngelis (right) recently met with Cambridge Connections Memory Café organizers Nancy Quigg-Gonsolves (left) and Maryellen McEleney. Neville Place recently became Grand Sponsor for the café, helping Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and the Cambridge Council on Aging defray costs of the free event. PHOTO COURTESY OF NEVILLE PLACE

“We launched this program last year to help make our communities more dementia friendly, and we are deeply grateful to have Neville Place working with us toward that goal,” said Lamb.

Proceeds from the sponsorship will be used to offset event expenses, such as refreshments and monthly entertainment, added Lamb.

Located at 650 Concord Ave in Cambridge, Neville Place offers personalized assisted living and a residential Compass Memory Support Neighborhood, which caters to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Neville Place Executive Director Angela DeAngelis described the

sponsorship as a natural fit.

“The Cambridge Connections Memory Cafe is a much needed resource for local families and one that aligns directly with our values at Neville Place,” said DeAngelis. “It’s so important to provide safe, inclusive spaces for our elders living with Alzheimer’s diseases or related dementias.”

Cambridge Council on Aging Director Susan Pacheco thanked Neville for supporting the café.

“This sponsorship reflects the commitment that Neville Place and their parent organization, Senior Living Residences, have to advancing awareness of dementia and creating Dementia Friendly Communities,” said Pacheco. “Their support offers a community resource for individuals with cognitive impairment.”

Cambridge Connections is hosted at the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center on the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information about Cambridge Connections or to register, call 617-628-2614, ext. 3607 or email the SCES Aging Information Center at

Registration is requested, but not required. Anyone who requires personal care assistance must be accompanied by a care partner.