CFCS’ New “Memory Cafe”

 

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Cambridge Family and Children’s Services
Image: helpfamilies.org

Stephen C. McEvoy of Belmont is the director of business development and vice president at Abiomed, Inc., based in Danvers, Massachusetts. Originally a native of Belmont, Massachusetts, Stephen C. McEvoy was also the director of Cambridge Family and Children’s Services, a community-based charitable organization, from 2002-2005.

Cambridge Family and Children’s Services (CFCS) focuses on stabilizing families in the local area, providing them with the necessary support and funding so that children can be raised in a loving and nurturing home environment within a supportive community. The organization is one of the oldest human services agencies, as it was founded in 1873, albeit originally as an orphanage. CFCS has continued expanding its mission and services throughout the years, offering a variety of programs in all areas of children and family development.

Many of CFCS’ initiatives are locally-led and very creative, such as its recently-established Neighborhood Memory Cafe. The cafe provides a comfortable, safe place for individuals with memory loss and their family or caretakers to meet and spend time in peace. Established in response to research that shows that social engagement has a positive effect on the care of those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the Neighborhood Memory Cafe provides this space for anyone who requires it in the Cambridge area. To read more about the new cafe, visit helpfamilies.org.

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