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Join us! Purple Table & Nasher Art Museum Cafe

Updated: May 30, 2019

Calling all Durham restaurants (and anyone who loves eating out)! Have you heard that Durham has launched an initiative to become an "age-friendly" county? Would you like a simple way that you and/or your eatery can be involved? Check out this cool idea from Jenifer Apazidis...Purple Table Reservations!

Purple Table is an online reservation service that flags clients who may need special attention. This includes customers who are living with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease), Autism, PTSD, a hearing or vision impairment, or other physical or cognitive condition that would benefit from additional accommodations when dining out.

So how does it work? Purple Table provides training documents to the restaurant to get started, and then integrates a reservation flag with the restaurant's existing reservation software. You can learn more at their website: and/or join us at our free speaker event at the Nasher Art Museum on Thursday, June 6th at 6pm, where Education Director, Jessica Ruhle will be talking about the Nasher's dementia-inclusive tours, and how they became the first (and only) Purple Table restaurant in North Carolina.

Food is such a wonderful way to share time and connect with our loved ones, but eating out can be a challenge due to overstimulation (sound, light) and the confusing, often frenetic pace of restaurants. Thank you to the Nasher Art Museum and Purple Table for helping making our community more inclusive for all ages and abilities!

Click below to register for this free event!

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