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Early Stage Arts Fusion Program
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Early Stage Program

The Arts Fusion Early Stage Program provides opportunities for persons in the early stages of Alzheimer's and related dementias, and their caregivers, to participate in cultural art programs.  Through partnerships with regional organizations, Arts Fusion offers monthly docent-led discussions of museum and gallery exhibits. These social outings are modeled on the nationally recognized museum-based program Meet Me at MoMA. 

In addition, persons with dementia and caregivers participating in Arts Fusion’s Early Stage Program in Roanoke may attend selected Roanoke Symphony Orchestra rehearsals. Charlottesville’s Early Stage Program offers quarterly dramatic arts programs through its partnership with the University of Virginia’s Drama Department.


Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia
Eyes on Art
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month
2:30pm - 3:15pm
For more information, contact Sharon Celsor-Hughes (434) 973-6122 x 123 or

Memory Café
Meets the 1st Friday of each month(except in January - will meet on the 9th)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Charlottesville Senior Center, 2nd Floor Boardroom
1180 Pepsi Pl.
For more information, contact Sharon Celsor-Hughes (434) 973-6122 x 123 or


Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke
Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Roanoke Performing Arts Center
12:30pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center
10:00am - 2:30pm or 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Memory Café
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month
10:00am -11:00am
Panera Bread, Tanglewood Mall
For more information contact Annette Clark (540) 345-7600 or


Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College
Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month

Interactive Music Program
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month
First Presbyterian Church
10:30am - 11:30am


Memory Café
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month
10:00am -11:00am
Ballou Park Recreation Center
760 West Main St.
For more information contact Annette Clark 540-345-760 or


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