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Activities can help us to create meaningful connections with one another. Especially for people living with dementia and their care partners, research has shown that art, music and other pursuits can have positive effects on stress, anxiety, and other emotional factors.
This joint program of New York’s seven Alzheimer’s Association chapters uses online meeting technology to provide a safe space for people impacted by dementia to socialize with one another while exploring cultural attractions across New York.

Register by clicking the link in the title or call 800.272.3900.

Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.: Imágenes de identidad de la colección de El Museo del Barrio (presentado en español por Arte y Mente)
Únase a nosotros en una conversación sobre temas relacionados con la identidad en el arte latinox a través de la presentación de obras de arte de la colección de El Museo del Barrio. La presentación estará a cargo de representantes de Arte y Mente, una organización que ofrece experiencias en museos para personas que viven con demencia y sus cuidadoras.
Sept. 30, 2-3 p.m.: Images of Identity from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection
Join us in a conversation about issues around identity in Latinx art through the presentation of artwork from El Museo del Barrio’s collection. The presentation will be led by representatives from Arts & Minds, a New York City-based organization that provides museum experiences for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.
Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m.: Woodstock: A Personal Story
Join Bethel Woods Center for the Arts docent Jim Shelley for a journey through his personal experience of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969.
Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.: Online Tour of Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester
Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery holds more than 5,000 years of global art history, from the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary practice. Learn about the museum’s collection and Meet Me at the MAG, its program bringing together art and community since 2009.

Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m.: Virtual Tour of Charlotte and Louis Hyde's Home and Art Collection
The Hyde Collection education team will lead participants through a pre-recorded virtual tour of the historic Glens Falls home of Charlotte and Louis Hyde. Educators will answer questions about the home and the collection.
Jan. 19, 2021, 10-11 a.m.: Civil Rights Before You Could Say Jackie Robinson
Freedom is an ongoing quest for Americans. For almost 65 years, blacks and African Americans were prevented from playing Major League Baseball simply because of their skin color. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown will explore American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement in this virtual interactive event. Together we will learn how race relations in baseball reflected significant social and cultural developments in the United States.