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ALZTOGETHER is a way to create a meaningful connection between a person with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia and their caregiver. Together, they will explore local cultural attractions and community-based activities, as well as connect with others on their journey with Alzheimer's.

Participation is free of charge but reservations are required. Call the Chapter at 315.472.4201 and dial extension 601.

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Upcoming Social Engagement Programs in CNY


July 13, 10 a.m.
Tour of Critz Farms (Cazenovia)

Take a brief walking tour of Critz Farms and its cider mill, then get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Pick your own blueberries and visit the farm animals. Feel free to bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy following the tour.

July 20, 1:30 p.m.
Paint Your Own Birdhouse at Tioga Opportunities (Owego)

Spruce up your backyard and enhance your birdwatching activities by learning decorating techniques to create your very own birdhouse. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along buttons, ribbons or other items to personalize your birdhouse. Come prepared with your painting clothes.

July 22, 1 p.m.
Syracuse Chiefs Game at NBT Bank Stadium (Syracuse)

Enjoy America’s pastime in person at NBT Bank Stadium. Join us on the first base terrace for a picnic lunch and private seating area as the Syracuse Chiefs take on the Louisville Bats.

Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m.
Creating art at Creative Works, Inc. (Norwich)

Unleash your inner artist by joining us in the Creative Works, Inc. studio. Learn how to use a variety of art mediums like collage to communicate your feelings and personality to the world around you. This process encourages participants to trust in themselves and express themselves in their own unique way. 

Aug. 24, 11 a.m.
Stanley Theater (Utica)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Central New York’s premiere locations for live events. Built in 1928 by architect Thomas Lamb, who is considered one of the foremost designers of theaters and cinemas in the 20th century. Join us for a tour and reminiscing about your favorite trips to The Stanley.

August 29, 10:30 a.m.
Explore the Great Swamp Conservancy (Canastota)

Learn about the importance of wetlands, wildlife, and natural resource conservation. If you enjoy photography, this location has plenty of beautiful scenes and wildlife to capture. Participants can also participate in a hands-on craft activity to bring home.

Sept. 7, 10 a.m.
Trip to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse)

Enjoy a private and interactive experience with the Zoo Safari at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. This program features live animal encounters, zoo artifacts, and unique educational information. Afterwards, check out the indoor/outdoor exhibits that house more than 700+ animals.

Sept. 13, 11 a.m.
Visit to Techworks! (Binghamton)

Explore vintage technology at Techworks, all of which have roots right here in Central New York. Go on a guided tour to learn more about their IBM computing center, player pianos, flight simulator, and more. 

Sept. 21, 1 p.m.
Cortland Country Music Park (Cortland)

Visit the NYS Country Music Hall of Fame at the Cortland Country Music Park and learn all about local and national stars. Get a firsthand look at famous outfits and costumes like Tammy Wynette’s $10,000 sequined dress and Kenny Rogers’ famous white suit as well as plaques of persons inducted into the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor. Afterwards, meet up in the Opry Barn for some music and dancing. 

Oct. 3, 1 p.m.
Game Day at Huntington Memorial Library (Oneonta)

Join us at the Huntington Memorial Library for an afternoon of games and activities. Things like jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, and card games are a great way to destress and have fun. Not sure which activities may be fun or engaging for your loved one with dementia? Get some ideas at Game Day!

Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
Play with Clay at the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse)

Get ready to play with clay! All supplies provided and finished products have the option to be fired in the museum’s kiln.  Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy. Afterwards, feel free to browse the Everson’s permanent collection, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, and special exhibitions.

Oct. 17, 2 p.m.
Pumpkin Decorating at Oswego Public Library (Oswego)

Join us at the Oswego Public Library and decorate a pumpkin for Halloween! Festive attire is encouraged, but not required. All supplies will be provided.

Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
Fitness Class at Double Play Fitness Center (Lowville)

What’s good for your body is good for your brain, so let’s get moving! Join us for a fitness class at Double Play Fitness Center. The class will be adaptable to the needs of participants and will discuss different techniques and strategies to help maintain an active lifestyle. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers!

Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
Tour of the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute (Utica)

Enjoy a multisensory, docent-led tour of the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, a museum known for its renowned permanent collection, fascinating exhibitions and education for all ages.

Nov. 9, 1 p.m.
Ornament Decorating at Flower Memorial Library (Watertown)
Ready to get into the holiday spirit? We will be making holiday ornaments that can either be a nice addition for your home or gifted to a loved one - handmade gifts are the best! All materials will be provided. 

Nov. 28, 2 p.m.
Let’s Dance at Ulysses Philomathic Library (Trumansburg)

Dancing can be a great way to reduce stress, stay active, and connect with loved ones. Join us for an afternoon of dancing and good music at the Ulysses Philomathic Library.

These programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.