The poet Cesare Pavese once said, “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Augustana Open Circle is a place where moments are savored.


Augustana Open Circle is about community and connection in an environment that promotes healthy living and personal independence. Members will find both variety and structure, authentic connections with others and a sense of purpose and renewal.

Changes in cognitive or physical abilities are often perceived as situations where more is being lost than gained. Augustana Open Circle breaks away from that view and looks for joy in the moments we have.

Every age has its own purpose. For older generations, life offers more time for reflection, simplification, teaching, deep listening and authentic connection. Friendships grow at Augustana Open Circle because we create the opportunity for people to connect. When individuals with memory loss or chronic disease realize they can still build meaningful relationships, purpose and meaning are restored.

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”