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Memories in the Making®
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Memories in the Making®

A fine arts program for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Memories in the Making® is a unique fine arts program for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Previous art experience is not required. The program's creative process provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and non-verbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art. The Memories in the Making program is much more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity; it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic, and can stimulate the brains of persons with dementia. In this group, the creative process and the stories that evolve through it are as important and meaningful as the art work itself. The group is facilitated by professional artists and trained volunteers.


Memories in the Making®
Early Stage Program

A fine arts program for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

2014 Sessions:

Date:  June 3, 10, 17 & 24, July 8 & 15
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Alzheimer's Association Central Oregon Office
777 NW Wall St, Suite 104
Bend, OR 97701

Date:  Thursdays, April 3 - May 22
July 10 - August 28
October 2 - November 20
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alzheimer's Association Office
1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97209

Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, June 3
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Phone: 503-512-7373
Location: Mt. Hood Adult Day Center
376 NE 219th Ave
Gresham, OR 97030

Thursdays, April 3 - May 8
June 12 - July 17
August 21 - September 25
October 30 - December 4
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Alzheimer's Association Cascade Coast Office
1000 Willagillespie Rd. Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesdays, July 16 - August 20
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Medford Senior Center
510 E Main St.
Medford, OR 97504






Memories in the Making®
Care Community Program

A fine arts program for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Current Hosts:


Marie Smith Health and Social Center - 4616 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-335-9980

Lambert House - 2600 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97236
Phone: 503-760-2075

Terwilliger Plaza - 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-760-2075

Skylark Assisted Living and Memory Care
- 900 Skylark Place, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-552-1713 


Aspen Ridge - 1010 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541-633-7324


Sheldon Park Assisted Living - 440 Willakenzie Rd, Eugene, OR 97401 
Phone: 541-344-1078

Grants Pass:
The Suites Assisted Living -
1301 Parkdale Dr, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone: 541-582-7875


The Springs at Tanasbourne - 1950 NW 192nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97006
Phone: 503-446-5064

Hood River:

Hood River Care Center - 729 Henderson Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-386-2688

La Pine:

Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care - 51485 Morson St, La Pine, OR 97739
Phone: 541-508-4111


Prestige Senior Living - Arbor Place - 3150 Juanipero Way, Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-773-5380


Molalla Manor - 301 Ridings Ave, Molalla, OR 97038
Phone: 503-829-5591


Elite Care - Oatfield Estates - 4444 SE Oatfield Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97267
Phone: 503-653-5656


Chehalem Health - 1900 Fulton St, Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: 503-538-2108


Elite Care - Fanno Creek - 12353 SW Grant Ave, Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: 971-506-0165

Vancouver, WA:

Elite Care - Sylvan Park - 2410 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98663
Phone: 360-518-3180

Discovery Nursing and Rehab - 5220 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, WA 98663
Phone: 360-693-1474

The Hampton at Salmon Creek - 2305 NE 129th, Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: 360-949-7647

For more information: Margaret Hartsook, Memories in the Making® Coordinator
503-416-0206 |


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