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The Bruce H. and Rosalie N. Rosen Community Connect program is designed to provide people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and their care partners with a broad range of socialization and culturally significant events and outings. To find out more, or register for one of our Community Connect events, please call our 24/7 helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org.

February 2020 Community Connect Calendar

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Upcoming and Ongoing Community Connect Programs

AFTERNOON AT THE ANTON

Afternoon at the Anton is a program done in collaboration with the Anton Art Center where we have a facilitated art discussion followed by art creation in the studio. No artistic experience required!

Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m.
Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Pl., Mount Clemens

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PARTNERED EVENTS

Join us for a series of events with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)! Organized with a person with dementia in mind, our outings give you an upfront and behind-the-scenes look at the DSO.

EARLY-STAGE SOCIAL CLUB

Early-Stage Social Club is a recreational program that promotes cognitive, physical and social well-being for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. It promotes relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety. Participants will enjoy a comfortable environment that fosters socialization and connection with others going through similar life experiences. Meetings feature free chair yoga followed by a coffee social and a participant-driven activity. RSVP required no later than one week before event.

Alzheimer's Association
Greater Michigan Chapter
25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield 

MEET ME @ THE BBAC

Meet Me @ the BBAC (Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center) is an ongoing program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners to create meaningful experiences together through art. Join us for facilitated discussion and art studio time. RSVP required by the Tuesday before the event.

Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 21, 1:30-3 p.m.


Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham.

MEMORY CAFÉ

Our Memory Café is a gathering of individuals living in all stages of dementia and their care partners. It creates an opportunity to spend time together in a welcoming place, sharing stories with others who are experiencing a similar journey. Food is available for purchase at Mimi's Bistro and the Clawson Grill Memory Cafés. Lunch and an activity are provided at the Livonia Memory Café.

Two Area Memory Cafés:

MINDS IN THE WILD AT THE DETROIT ZOO

Slither, hop, fly or walk! Join us at the Detroit Zoo for Minds in the Wild. We will enjoy themed visits lead by zoo staff and will learn, share and discuss different topics. Come with us on this series of outings where we explore different exhibits and animal groups! 

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak

MINDS ON ART

Minds on Art, done in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is an ongoing program for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care partners. This is a unique opportunity for individuals in the early and mid stages of the disease to create meaningful experiences together through art. Join us for facilitated discussion and art appreciation. These activities provide cognitive stimulation, encourage socialization, help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as enrich relationships and promote self-expression. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

MINDS ON ART – AWAY

Minds on Art - Away, done in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is an ongoing program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners. This is a unique opportunity for individuals in the early and mid stages of the disease to create meaningful experiences together through art. Join us for facilitated discussion and art appreciation. These activities provide cognitive stimulation, encourage socialization, help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as enrich relationships and promote self-expression. Pre-registration is required.

Mondays, Feb. 24 and March 2, 9, 23 and 30
Alzheimer's Association Office

25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield

THE HENRY FORD

Join us as we partner with the Henry Ford for a free series of guided tours, which will include reminiscence, group discussion and exploration!

The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn

Unless otherwise noted, all of our Community Connect Programs are free. To find out more, or to register for one of our Community Connect events, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org.