Memory Arts Cafe trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Our mission is to help older adults in our community with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to maintain and/or improve their level of functioning so they can enjoy their later years.
We believe that human beings, regardless of age or degree of impairment, can benefit from continuing to participate in the life of a community where they are accepted and have opportunities to experience a sense of purpose and success. Our members are not pressured to be anyone they are not, and they are encouraged to be everything they can.
New York Memory Center was founded in 1983 under the name Park Slope Geriatric Day Center. We are a freestanding, nonprofit, community-based agency providing services to adults with cognitive, physical, and emotional limitations to help them enjoy life beyond diagnosis of memory loss.
Through our innovative wellness center, New York Memory Center meets the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders and their caregivers. We operate two programs for those with memory loss: the Lotus Club, an early intervention and support program for those experiencing the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and Memory Life Services, a program that provides more extensive services suitable for adults in the community with middle to later stage memory loss.
We are one of just a few programs in the state to consistently receive Alzheimer’s dedicated funding through the New York State Office for the Aging. We have been recognized with the following awards: America’s Best Long Term Care Provider, Gilbert Guide; Outstanding Service Provider Award, Long Island Alzheimer’s Association; Safe Program Award, NYC Central Insurance; Enhanced Project Award, NYC Department for the Aging; and the Inter-generational Program Award, New York State Office for the Aging.
We are grateful to the Brooklyn Community Foundation for support of our scholarship fund. See our Partnerships page for more information.