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Memory Cafes offer window into the past, community and doo-wop dancing

Jeff Kronenfeld | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:57 am

When Janet Arnold, the Creative Aging coordinator for Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), showed up for a Memory Cafe event in Surprise, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But it turned out to be an emotional experience.

“They billed it as a doo-wop dance. There were about 25 people there, some with dementia and some care partners,” Arnold said of the event led by Michelle Dionisio, a dance teacher and aging services expert.

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