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The Bruce and Rosalie 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

September 2018 Community Connect Calendar


Community Connect Outing Descriptions


Join us as Detroit Historical Museum staff discuss the French founding and settlement of the rural frontier Detroit. This brief presentation will be followed by a lunch of authentic French cuisine, catered by Brooklyn Street Local. The fun doesn’t stop there! Trois Bouffons, a local French-Canadian music group will regal you with dances, folk dancing and a few stories of the French who helped build Detroit.

September 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Society Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave in Detroit.


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.

DSO Sensory Friendly Open Rehearsal,
Tuesday, September 18, 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, located at 3711 Woodward Ave in Detroit.


The 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. RSVP required by the week before the event.

September 5, 19, October 3 , 17, November 7 & December 18, 1-3 p.m. at our Southfield, located at 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100. 


Horses Heal Hearts of Michigan takes well-trained, docile and loving horses wherever there is a need for joy and hope. Join us at the their Farm in Fenton for grooming, feeding and riding for participants who are interested. We look forward to having families join us at this event.

Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Horses Heals Heart Farm, located at 


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, September 14, 28, October 19, November 9 & December 14, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd. in Birmingham.


Our Memory Cafés are places where anyone with or concerned about memory loss, along with their family, friends or care partner can come together in a safe, supportive, comfortable and engaging environment to laugh, cry, learn and remain socially active. The Memory Café is open to those in all stages of dementia.

Two Area Memory Cafés:


Minds on Art, done in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is a FREE five-week program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and a companion. This is an opportunity for individuals in the early (Van Gogh group) and mid stages (Picasso group) of the disease to create meaningful experiences together through art. No artistic experience required! Registered participants are asked to attend a minimum of 3 out of the 5 sessions. Phone screening to determine group placement is required for registration. FREE parking is provided.

Two Minds on Art Groups:


Slither, hop, fly or walk! Join us at the Detroit Zoo for Minds in the Wild, a Community Connect program. We will enjoy themed visits lead by Zoo staff. We will gather together to learn, share and discuss. Join us for a series of outings where we explore different exhibits and animal groups! This months theme is Wetlands.

Upcoming Outings:


Join us as we partner with the Henry Ford Greenfield Village for a free series of guided tours, which will include reminiscence, group discussion and exploration! The theme for this month is Working Farms. We will be spending time behind the scenes with the Greenfield Village Percheron and Morgan horses.

Tuesday, September 4, 1- 3 p.m. at The Henry Ford Greenfield Village located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn.


Join us at Wolcott Mill Farm. Meet the animals on the 250-acre working farm. Wolcott Mill is the only known public farm in the state of Michigan where all six heritage breeds of dairy cow, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, Milking Short Horn, and Holstein, reside year-round. In addition, the farm features a wide variety of other animals, including miniature and draft horses, multiple species of sheep and goats as well as a wide variety of farm fowl. Our visit will also include ice cream from a local dairy.

Thursday, September 20, 12:30-2 p.m. at Wolcott Mill Farm located at 65775 Wolcott Rd. in Ray.

Unless otherwise noted, all of our Community Connect Programs are free. 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

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