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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, offering us the essence of themselves.

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 contact Nicole Reich at 858-966-3293 or nreich@alz.org

North University Community Library
8820 Judicial Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
3rd Monday of each month from 10:00am – 11:30am (first meeting is 11/17/14)
Questions? Please contact Michelle Ruiz, Branch Manager, at 858.581.9637

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 www.sdplcalendar.org

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)
Seats are limited - please contact  Aviva Saad at (858) 550-5998 or  avivas@jfssd.org to save your seat

Upcoming Memories in the Making Facilitator Trainings

We are always looking for more teachers and volunteers! For more information  please contact Nicole Reich at 858.966.3293 or nreich@alz.org.
Held at the Alzheimer's Association: 6633 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111

  • Friday August 28, 2015  8:30am – 12:30pm

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
  • Oakmont of Escondido Hills
  • Seacrest Village
  • Silverado Senior Living Encinitas
  • Silverado Senior Living Escondido
  • Silvergate San Marcos
  • 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
  • San Diego City Libraries

Additional Host Sites

  • Casa Familiar
  • UCSD Behavioral Health Center

Adult Day Centers

Ever wonder where you can take your loved one for activities or to give yourself a break from caregiving? Adult Day Centers are designed to meet the needs of individuals with dementia and to support their strengths, abilities and independence. Centers typically have staffed activities such as music and exercise programs, and discussion groups. Most centers are open from early morning to early afternoon. Some have extended or weekend hours. Some centers even offer pick-up and drop-off transportation services, while others provide transportation for outings and medical appointments.

CLICK HERE to read more about Adult Day Centers.


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