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Memories in the Making® and Time for Caregivers
Memories in the Making® (Memories) is an interactive program designed for persons in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, or another form of dementia, that encourages self-expression through the creative arts. In this program, a person with diminished verbal and organizational skills can engage in productive interaction with others via the visual arts, music or writing projects that offer an opportunity for expression. The program provides meaningful activities and a safe place for the participants to express themselves when words may have failed them. Memories is based on the premise that there are no mistakes in creative expression, and the process of creating art, music or writing is a powerful means of engaging affected individuals throughout the disease process. These creative sessions are conducted by trained facilitators with a background in the arts and a knowledge of dementia and its effects on the abilities of diagnosed individuals.
Time for Caregivers is a separate program for family members of the diagnosed individuals who participate in the Memories in the Making® sessions. The goal of Time for Caregivers is to provide stress relief to family caregivers through supportive interventions, education, activities and time away from caregiving responsibilities. In this program, caregivers will have the option to participate in a variety of activities focused on health and wellness, personal enrichment, supportive fellowship and creative expression, or the caregivers may choose to spend that time engaging in their own pursuits, such as visiting friends, running errands or having quiet time alone. A social worker facilitates the caregiver sessions, and other expert facilitators will be included periodically to present special programming such as meditation, yoga or other enrichment programs.
WINTER 2015 SERIES
The program is held weekly. The session length is 90 minutes.
LOCATION: The Sharonville Community Center
10990 Thornview Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Dates: Weekly sessions on Thursdays, January 8, 15 & 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WINTER 2015 SERIES
LOCATION: The Centennial Barn
110 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215 (bordering Hartwell & Wyoming)
Dates: Weekly session on Mondays: January 5, 12, 19 & 26; February 2, 9, 16, & 23; March 2, 9
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.