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SOCIAL GROUPS

Carpe Diem (Metro Atlanta)
A social support lunch group for persons in the early stage of memory loss, and their caregiver. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at various restaurants in metro Atlanta. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900 and ask for Kara Johnson.

Musing Together - (Metro Atlanta)
This social group engages people with early stage Alzheimer's and their care partners with art exploration through the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Held in the museum’s galleries, tours encourage participants to discover themselves and one another through conversations about artwork and their life stories. This free program is offered every first Wednesday of the month. For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900 and ask for Kara Johnson.  

Forget-Me-Nots (Metro Atlanta)
A social support lunch group for persons in the early to mid-stage of memory loss, and their caregiver. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at various restaurants in metro Atlanta. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900 and ask for Lucretia Smith.

Walking Group (Metro Atlanta)
This social group is for persons with early to mid-stage of memory loss and their care partners.  Meets every Monday at the YMCA. For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900 and ask for Kara Johnson.

Forget-Me-Nots (Peachtree City Area)
A social support lunch group for persons in the early stage of memory loss, together with  their care partners. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Peachtree City area. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900 and ask for Jenny Heuer.

Memory Cafe (Macon)
This social group is for persons with early-stage memory loss and their care partners.  Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Thomaston Senior Center - (302 Bethel Street, Thomaston, GA 30286).             Contact Mott Smith at 1.800.272.3900 for more information.

Access to the Arts (Columbus)
Access for the Arts is an engaging program that develops art exploration for individuals with early stage Alzheimer's and their care partners. Each month participants in the Columbus area will have the choice to explore stories about objects in the Museum or get hands on art making experience led by a Museum team member. Just bring your imagination with you!
Call for dates the program is offered.

Location and time:
10:00am - 11:00am
The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906
Contact David Marlowe at 1.800.272.3900 for more information.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Support Group
Early-stage memory loss groups for persons who have been diagnosed with mild memory impairment.
The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Support Group is for individuals recently diagnosed with Early Stage dementia and their care partners. The group meets at 6:30pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Atlanta Office. For more information click here to view the flyer or call 1.800.272.3900.

 

Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter and the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Wesley Woods
The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter and the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Wesley Woods co-sponsor an Early Memory Loss Support Group. The group is for both the person diagnosed with mild memory loss and the caregiver. Two groups are formed each year. The groups are facilitated by dementia care professionals at Wesley Woods. Topics include: overview of progressive memory impairment and its meaning for the individual; coping with change; communication skills; improving memorial skills; planning for the future; and stress management. This group is offered free of charge. For more information about the Early-stage memory loss group, please contact Susan Peterson-Hazan at 404.712.6875.


 

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