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In addition to individual events and outings, the Community Connect program provides a number of ongoing, regularly scheduled social engagement opportunities.

Visit our events page to for view a full list of upcoming Community Connect events and to reserve your space today!

 

Or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900, email us at helplinegmc@alz.org.

 

Ongoing Community Connect Opportunities

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. Please note: assessment and registration required prior to attending.

 

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. Please note: assessment and registration required by the week before the event.

 

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. Held out in the community, they encourage acceptance and friendship for those traveling the same journey. The Cafés are open to those in all stages of dementia.

 

Meet Me @ the BBAC

Similar to Minds on Art, Meet Me @ the BBAC is an ongoing program for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care partners. Done in partnership with the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, this is a unique opportunity for individuals in the early and mid-stages of the disease to create meaningful experiences through art discussion. Join us for facilitated discussion and art studio time. These activities provide cognitive stimulation, encourage socialization, help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as enrich relationships and promote self-expression. Please note: assessment and registration required prior to attending. Current session information >

 

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 led 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! Please note: assessment and registration required prior to attending.

 

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. Please note: registration required prior to attending.

 

Minds on Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit

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! Please note: assessment and registration required by the week before the first session begins. Upcoming session information >

The Henry Ford Outings

Join us as we partner with The Henry Ford properties for a series of guided tours, which will include reminiscence, group discussion and exploration. Please note: registration required prior to attending.

 

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