How it All Got Started

Established in 2014

Memory Cafe of Cary was founded as a collaborative campaign for the five Rotary Clubs of Cary.  

  • Cary Rotary Club – founded in 1964
  • Cary Central Rotary Club
  • Cary Kildaire Rotary Club
  • Cary McGregor Rotary Club
  • Cary Page Rotary Club

The five clubs brought the Memory Cafe to the Town of Cary in honor of their 50th Anniversary.  The clubs sought to start a service project that could enrich the community for many years to come.  The Memory Cafe of Cary has served the community over the past 8 years by providing a safe and fun filled evening once a month to patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their primary caregiver.  

Rotary is an international service organization consisting of over 12 million members and 32,000 clubs worldwide.  The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service.  The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”.  Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  For more information on Rotary, you can visit  

The first Rotary Club in Cary, NC was founded in 1964 and over the years has grown to five Rotary Clubs serving the Cary community. 


To support the Town of Cary in its efforts to become a "Dementia Friendly Community".


To support worthy community activities that serve to elevate suffering from cognitive issues (i.e. Alzheimer's and Dementia) for both the patient and the caregiver.