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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.

Register by clicking on the link in the title or calling 800.272.3900.
Jan. 29, 10 a.m.: Winter Birds in CNY
Central New York winters don’t inspire a great deal of outdoor exploration, but the area’s bird population takes on a completely different look to examine. Staff of the Great Swamp Conservancy will discuss the varying characteristics of birds, from their unique bones to their fragile eggs and more. We will have the opportunity to view an active bird feeder and see how many birds we can identify together.

Feb. 8, 2 p.m.: Virtual Visit to the Remington Museum
Ogdensburg is home to the Frederic Remington Art Museum. We will explore this American artists most interesting and famous works. Museum staff will present his bronze sculptures, including the Broncho Buster, talk about the art of the Old West, and explore how Remington’s paintings and sculptures make us think and feel.

Feb. 16, 3 p.m.: Online Artist Talk with Juan Juarez
Juan Juarez is an interdisciplinary artist and associate professor of studio arts at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. He is also the exhibiting artist at La Casita Cultural Center in Syracuse. Juarez will discuss his photo and video installation piece, Corpus, intended to preserve the memory of his abuela’s house in Laredo, Texas, transformed through this work into an investigation of how memory is constructed.

Feb. 22, 10 a.m.: Zoo to You
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Zoo to You program increases awareness of the natural world and encourages participants to be environmentally conscious. Zoo staff will show us live animals such as birds, reptiles, and invertebrates, and discuss animal adaptations, habitats and endangered species.

Mar. 31, 2 p.m.: Self Care Through Art from Liverpool Arts Center
Using simple art materials, attendees will be guided through live freeform color art with breathing and emotional awareness to practice stress management, and focus on what empowers us internally and externally. An expressive arts facilitator will lead the session using simple instructions and an experience that will inspire relaxation, self-reflection and connection. You will need paper, pen or pencil and anything other utensil to add color; no art skills are required. This program is 90 minutes long.

Apr. 9, 10 a.m.: All About CNY’s Wetlands
This online experience led by the Great Swamp Conservancy will teach us about wetlands, why they are important, and their functions. We will get up close to live animals in residing in local wetlands and discuss the purposes they serve.

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