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Bruce H. and Rosalie N. Rosen Community Connect Program

The Community Connect program is designed to provide people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and their care partners with a broad range of socialization and culturally significant events and outings.
To find out more, or register for one of our Community Connect events, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

Community Connect August Calendar

Printer-friendly calendars: August

Early-Stage Social Club in Southfield

The Early-Stage Social Club is a recreational program that promotes cognitive, physical and social well-being for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. It promotes relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety. Participants will enjoy a comfortable environment that fosters socialization and connection with others going through similar life experiences. Meetings feature free chair yoga followed by a coffee social. Pre-assessment and RSVP required by the week before the event.

Current session dates: May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 19, August 16 & 30
25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033

For more information or to register, contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org. Click here for a printer friendly flyer.

Memory Cafés in Grosse Pointe Park and Washington

Our memory cafés are places where anyone with or concerned about memory loss, along with their family, friends or care partner can come together in a safe, supportive, comfortable and engaging environment to laugh, cry, learn and remain socially active. Held out in the community, they encourage acceptance and friendship for those traveling the same journey. Both cafés is open to those in all stages of dementia.

Romeo District Library - Memory Café
Romeo District Library – Graubner Library, 65281 Van Dyke Ave., Washington
Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 2–4 p.m.

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Cabbage Patch Café - Memory Café
Cabbage Patch Café, 15110 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park
Meets the second Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase.
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For more information, contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org.

Minds on Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit

Minds on Art, done in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is a free five-week program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and a companion. This is an opportunity for individuals in the early (Van Gogh group) and mid stages (Picasso group) of the disease to create meaningful experiences together through art. No artistic experience required! RSVP required by the week before the first session begins.

Upcoming sessions:

Picasso (Mid-Stage Group) - Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m., September 11 through October 9

Van Gogh (Early-Stage Group) - Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m., September 12 through October 10

For more information or to register, contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org. Click here for a printer friendly flyer.

Minds on Art - Away in Southfield

Minds on Art – Away, done in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is an ongoing program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners. This is a unique opportunity for individuals in the early and mid stages of the disease to create meaningful experiences together through art. Join us for facilitated discussion and art appreciation. These activities provide cognitive stimulation, encourage socialization, help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as enrich relationships and promote self-expression.

Current sessions: Meets 1–2 p.m. on July 24 & 31 and August 7 & 14 at our Southfield Office (25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield),

For more information or to register, contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org. Click here for a printer friendly flyer.

Meet up at the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Detroit

Invite your family and friends to join the Community Connect Team at the Detroit Zoo for the 2017
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Metro Detroit! The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This
inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When
you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Check-in and event day registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and the opening ceremony is at 8 a.m. Once the Walk is done, you and your friends are welcome to remain and enjoy the rest of your free day at the Zoo! Early registration is encouraged. To join our team visit act.alz.org/goto/communityconnect.


 

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