Dementia-friendly Dining Expands with 4th Restaurant Central Florida

Aug 02, 2022 at 09:27 pm by pj

 Dementia-friendly Dining will now be served by four restaurants – the newest being Something Fishy in Altamonte Springs!

Dementia-friendly Dining in Central Florida welcomes Something Fishy in Altamonte Springs as our area’s 4th restaurant. Owners and Chefs Patrice and Terry Phillips are thrilled to have their staff trained and offer a safe and community-based venue to bring families together.

Patrice and her husband are willing to give back and impact people’s lives positively. Patrice said, “We need to recognize the need for families with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia to retain the ability to enjoy dining out and making memories in a supported environment.”

Gray Sablone, Assistant Manager was among those trained by Founder Dennis Dulniak and Trainer Toni Gitles. Gray shared insights about her grandfather whom she helped care for during his dementia journey.

Dementia-friendly Dining restaurants are food service establishments that provide friendly, safe, and enjoyable places where families and friends may bring their loved ones who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Restarted in May 2022, Dementia-friendly Dining is now providing access to many families affected by dementia and who have been isolated due to COVID.

Something Fishy, 249 W SR 436 in Altamonte Springs will have their back room available by reservation every 1st and 2nd Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (407) 951-8686.

They join East Orlando’s The Meatball Stoppe, 7325 Lake Underhill Rd every Tuesday from 2 – 5 pm, Oviedo’s The Townhouse Restaurant, 139 N Central Avenue every Wednesday from 2 – 5 pm, and Sanford’s Patio Grill, 2900 South Orlando Drive every 2 nd Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm.

The general public and community is encouraged to support these restaurants throughout the year. All restaurants, their menus, and days and times are available online at

Coming later this fall will be new locations in Central Florida. Do you know or own a neighborhood restaurant with a back room that may be a good prospect for Dementia-friendly Dining? If so, email 

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