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Memories in the Making® Art Program
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Memories in the Making® is a unique program for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to express themselves through art. Through the creative process of painting, participants are able to communicate and interact with others who are facing the same challenges that come with Alzheimer's disease.

The process is tailored to provide structure and support for participants, while at the same time allowing them to create their own message on paper. It is not unusual for participants to paint memories from long ago or something they can no longer find the words to express.


Memories in the Making – Community Locations

The following three classes are open to the public and designed for persons with dementia and their care partner (friend or family) to enjoy together. 

Kearny Mesa:  Alzheimer’s Association chapter office
6632 Convoy Court
San Diego, CA   92111
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10:00am – 11:30am
Questions?  Please call 855.442.4400

Pacific Beach / Earl & Birdie Taylor Library
4275 Cass Street
San Diego, CA  92109
2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 3:00-4:30pm (first meeting is 10/24/2014)
Questions?  Please contact Christina Wainwright, Branch Manager, at 858-581-9934 online or check the schedule at

University City Older Adult Center
Congregation Beth Israel, Room #201
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego 92122
Second Monday of each month - first class will be 02/09/2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm (no class in September)
Questions?  Please contact  Aviva Saad at (858) 550-5998 or to save your seat

Upcoming Memories in the Making Facilitator Trainings

We are always looking for more teachers and volunteers! For more information  please 858.442.4400
Held at the Alzheimer's Association: 6633 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111

  • Friday August 28, 2015  9:30am – 3:30pm

Host Sites - Assisted Living Communities

  • ActivCare Living at Bressi Ranch
  • The Arbors, Rancho Penasquitos
  • Belmont Village at Sabre Springs
  • Casa de las Campanas
  • Collwood Terrace Stellar Care
  • Emeritus at Carmel Valley
  • Emeritus at Oceanside
  • Garden Park Villas
  • Lantern Crest Senior Living
  • Las Villas Del Norte
  • Merrill Gardens Oceanside
  • Oakmont of Escondido Hills
  • Seacrest Village
  • Silverado Senior Living Encinitas
  • Silverado Senior Living Escondido
  • Somerford Place  
  • St. Paul's Villa
  • Sunrise Assisted Living La Costa
  • Sunshine Care
  • Vi Living at La Jolla Village
  • Vista Gardens
  • Vista Village
  • Wesley Palms Summer House

Host Sites - Adult Day Care Specializing in Memory Care

  • Glenner Memory Care Center, Hillcrest
  • St. Paul's Senior Day Care, Hillcrest

Additional Host Sites

  • Casa Familiar
  • UCSD Behavioral Health Center

If you are interested in starting a new class, please  call 858.442.4400


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.