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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 helplinegmc@alz.org.

February 2019 Community Connect Calendar


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Community Connect Outing 

AFTERNOON AT THE ANTON

Afternoon at the Anton is a free program done in collaboration with the Anton Art Center. During the program we will have a facilitated art discussion followed by art creation in the studio. No artistic experience is required! Pre-registration is required one week in advance.

Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at the Anton Art Cente located at 125 Macomb Place in  Mount Clemens.

Upcoming Sessions:

DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Detroit is a city rife with holiday traditions, and we want to share some of our favorites with you. We will be making cards and eating sweet treats together as well as watching holdiday home movies to keep us in the spirit. Come warm up with us, and share your favorite holiday memories and traditions!

Monday, December 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Detroit Historical Museum, Woodward Ave., Detroit

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

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.

December 19, January 23, February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17, May 1 & 15 1-3 p.m. at our Southfield, located at 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100. 

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, 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.

MEMORY CAFÉS

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

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:

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. For more information or to register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org

Meets 1-2 p.m. on Mondays, February 4 thru March 11 (no session February 18). Hosted at our Southfield office, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100. 

MINDS IN THE WILD AT THE DETROIT ZOO

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:
Calendars: November | December
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 helplinegmc@alz.org.

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