The Norwood Memory Cafe will meet in-person this fall!

Join us for our next Cafe on October 21th, 2021 for a cafe featuring The Benchmark Band at 1:30 PM. This Cafe will meet outside at the Norwood Senior Center at 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA. If weather is bad, the cafe will move indoors.

To register, or for more information and to volunteer, please contact Jean Cotton MS, Gerontology, CDP at or call 781-762-1611.

A welcoming place for individual, families and friends of those living with memory changes. The cafe gives people and their companions, a chance to share in a positive experience through laughter, companionship and socialization in a relaxed and safe environment. Come join us for conversation, refreshments, entertainment and activities in a carefree environment. The cafe meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:30 at the senior center, 275 Prospect Street, Norwood. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Jean Cotton, MS Gerontology, CDP, at or call 781-762-1611.
*We respectfully ask caregivers to be present with any guests that need personal assistance.
Norwood Memory Cafe, Inc is a nonprofit organization and part of a National movement. Directory website below:


To Sponsor:

Contact Jean Cotton at or call 781-762-1611.

A donation can be of refreshments, entertainer, speaker, raffle items, crafts leader, craft materials, financial contribution or anything appropriate that would help maintain the Memory Cafe, Free of Charge.

To Donate:

A bank account is established at Norwood Bank for the non profit, Norwood Memory Cafe Inc. One can walk into their location at 11 Central Street, Norwood, MA 02062 and ask to apply the donation directly into this account.
You can also write and mail a check to:
Norwood Memory Cafe Inc.
P.O. Box 332
1 Central street
Norwood, MA 02062

Thank you to our volunteers and community partners:

Susan Jacobs-Marshalsea

A big thank you to Sue for her support and making  special Valentine treats for the Norwood Memory Cafe.’ Everyone will be so appreciative!


Women’s Community Committee


Thank you to the Women’s Community Committee for allowing the Norwood Memory cafe the ability to choose Secret Santa gifts for December’s Memory Cafe. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Neil Grossman

IMG_1150A special thank you to Neil Grossman for being the first and longest sponsor of the Norwood Memory cafe.

When I first started my venture I attended the Norwood Senior Service Providers Meeting to network.

I let attendees know I was starting a Memory Cafe and had the skill set but had yet to establish the other critical components.

I needed sponsors, donors, a place to host the cafe and staff. Neil raised his hand and said he would sponsor me wherever I hosted the cafe.

I booked the libraries function room for six months to have a place to launch. I received many business cards and offers to help.

Neil came to the very first memory cafe and has been consistently there every month since. His sponsorship came with no marketing request attached. He sincerely just wanted to help.

The cafe attendees sincerely appreciate Neil and his commitment to support this ongoing endeavor.

Thank you Neil for all you do you are truly one of a kind.


Cafe Founder 2019 Citizen of the Year

The Rotary Club of Norwood has awarded the Norwood Memory Cafe founder, Jean Cotton, the honor of being the 2019 Citizen of the Year. We are so proud of Jean!

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