Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s February Memory Café will feature Barbara and Jack Harrigan, a talented married couple who have been with the Prime Time Players of Mesa for 18 years. The Harrigans come to us through Audrey’s Angels, a non-profit organization that offers interactive music enrichment programs for older adults.
The duo performs "retro shows" featuring songs of Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney and others, complete with costumes and props. Jack has appeared with the C.C. Jones Band and Barb has won awards for her humorous monologues in public speaking contests. Together this couple delights guests and brings back memories of their favorites.
The Memory Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners. Offered on the first Thursday of the month, each Café has a new theme and includes meaningful, fun activities to engage the participants and stimulate their minds and bodies. Socialization is a key component to the cafés, as they are meant to be a place to relax, meet others and have fun.
The event will be held at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 am.