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Education Programs

Did you know that the Alzheimer’s Association offers education, support groups and opportunities for volunteering and socialization to those living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s and related dementias? “Early-Stage" refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, and are in the beginning stages of the disease. “Young-Onset” refers to those diagnosed before 65 years of age.


Franklin County
Early Stage Education – Journeys
The Association offers a seven week series for individuals living with early stage memory loss and their care partners.

Wednesdays | February 4th - March 8th, 2015 | 1:00-3:00p.m.
Location:
John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
3724 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214
No Cost: Funded by Gordon Flesch Company

Each two hour meeting includes lunch, and an educational presentation followed by separate peer discussion groups - one group of individuals living with memory loss and the other group for the care partners.

• Space is limited and registration is required. 
Please contact Denise Brembeck at dbrembeck@alz.org or our Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

Early Stage Support Group
The Association offers a support group for individuals of any age living with early stage dementia and their care partners.

The group meets every third Friday at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required.
Please contact Denise Brembeck at dbrembeck@alz.org or our Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

Young Onset Support Group
An opportunity for the person with memory impairment (diagnosed under the age of 65) and their family member(s) to participate in group discussions about resources and coping techniques for managing memory loss and planning for the future.

This group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Please contact Denise Brembeck at dbrembeck@alz.org or our Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

Columbus Museum of Art
The Sparking Imaginations program is a group tour led by specially trained Museum docents at the Columbus Museum of Art. Participants have lively discussions in the gallery about art, ideas and memories over the course of an hour. Tours are available at 1:00 PM the last Tuesday of every month. Please call 624-629-5947 one week in advance to register.

Ohio History Center
The Sparking Moments of Discovery program is a group tour led by specially trained History Center volunteers with support from staff at the Alzheimer’s Association. Individuals experiencing memory loss and their care partners explore what it was like to live in the 50s and 60s in central Ohio. Tours are available the second Tuesday of each month. Reservations are required. Please contact Mike Follin at 614-297-2634 or mfollin@ohiohistory.org for more information.

Delaware County
Early Stage Education - Journeys
The Association offers a seven week series for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners.

Thursdays | September 10th - October 22nd, 2015 | 1:00-2:30pm
Location:
The Inn at Olentangy Trial | 36 Corduroy Rd. Delaware, 43015
No Cost: Funded by Delaware County Healthcare Foundation

Each two hour meeting includes an educational presentation followed by separate peer discussion groups - one group of individuals living with memory loss and the other group with care partners.

• Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Bernie Sanders at 740-363-1365 or bsanders@alz.org for more information.

Early Stage Support Group
The Association offers a support group for individuals of any age living with early stage dementia and their care partners.

The group meets the last Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required, please contact Bernie Sanders at bsanders@alz.org or 740-363-1365 for more information.

Early Stage Socialization
The Alzheimer’s Association also offers weekly early stage socialization programs in Delaware. The Day Out Club is a social engagement program designed for individuals living in the early stage of dementia who come together to exercise their brains and bodies, participate in community service projects, and other activities to stimulate their minds. Please contact Bernie Sanders, LSW regarding the Day Out Club in Delaware at bsanders@alz.org or 740-363-1365.

 

Union County
Early Stage Socialization
The Alzheimer’s Association also offers weekly early stage socialization programs in Marysville. The Retreat is a social engagement program designed for individuals living in the early stage of dementia who come together to exercise their brains and bodies, participate in community service projects, and other activities to stimulate their minds.

Please contact Denise Brembeck, LISW regarding the Retreat in Marysville at dbrembeck@alz.org or 1-800-272-3900.


 

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