Maine Chapter Early-Stage Social Engagement Programs
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's or a related dementia is likely not the life path one envisions. The best way to face this disease is to continue to enjoy life. The Maine Chapter Early-Stage Social Engagement Programs offer a fun and comfortable way for people in the early stage of the disease to get out, get active and get connected with like individuals through a variety of community-based activities and social events.
The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter Legacy Storytellers seeks to enable those living with dementia to write their life stories for themselves and, if they wish, to share with family and friends. The Legacy Writers Group is currently taking place in Scarborough, Kittery and Lewiston.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter Outdoors Club presents healthful, appropriate and interesting outdoor activities for those living with Alzheimer’s disease. Most of these activities feature low-impact walks or light hiking opportunities at state parks, nature preserves and community land trust properties. Quite often, social engagement and learning are enhanced by outdoor volunteers who provide fascinating tips and information about these natural treasures. In the winter, the Outdoors Club also features snowshoe strolls appropriate for all levels of participants.
Each third Wednesday morning of the month, the free Discovery Days Series features fascinating discussions, presentations, and performances that excite the imagination, along with more than a few laughs. Those living with Alzheimer’s can offer up their own presentations for Discovery Days. Maybe you have a favorite hobby that you’d like to share, a recent trip that you enjoyed – consider sharing it through Discovery Days!
Games and Lunch
Social program for early-stage participants and their care partners. Lots of laughs and fun playing your favorite board games, followed by a delicious lunch. No event fee but advance registration required.
Museum visits, trips to the theater or live music presentations, and similar excursions offer important social engagement opportunities for those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners. Frequently, interaction and learning are further enhanced by tour guides who offer compelling insights and understanding about these cultural destinations.
For more information or to participate in the Maine Chapter Early-Stage Social Engagement Programs call 800 272 3900.