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.
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.
Feb. 24, 1-2 p.m.: From Sap to Syrup — The Maple Sugaring Process with Hudson Highland Museum
As winter ends, it’s maple sugaring time! Join us virtually to learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, and why the sap flows only in the late winter and early spring. Discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers for collecting and boiling sap into delicious maple syrup.
March 24, 2-3 p.m.: Tour of Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Museum
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums dedicated to the art of our time, and the sixth-oldest public art institution in the United States. Throughout its evolution to the Albright Art Gallery and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, this museum has been led by a series of talented and dedicated directors whose combined influence has given rise to an extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art.
April 14, 1-2 p.m.: Virtual Tour of the Susan B. Anthony House
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, New York was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. This home was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president.