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Bruce H. and Rosalie N. Rosen Community Connect Program

The 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

Community Connect December Calendar

Printer-friendly calendars: December

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.

Upcoming Events:

Recital at the Alzheimer’s Association - Tuesday, November 14, 1-2:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s’ Association - GMC, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield

DSO Open Dress Rehearsal - Wednesday, November 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Transportation will be provided from the Alzheimer’s Association Office (located at 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield) to
Orchestra Hall please arrive by 1 p.m.

DSO Chamber Music Experience -Tuesday, December 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
Alzheimer’s’ Association - GMC, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield

Click here for a printer-friendly flyer with more information.

Early-Stage Social Club in Southfield

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. Pre-assessment and RSVP required by the week before the event.

Current session dates: September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 29, December 13, January 17, February 7 & 21, March 7 and April 4 &18
25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033

For more information or to register, contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org. Click here for a printer friendly flyer.

Memory Café

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 Café is open to those in all stages of dementia.

Macomb County - Memory Café
Romeo District Library – Graubner Library, 65281 Van Dyke Ave., Washington
Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 2–4 p.m.
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Mimi's Bistro - Memory Café
15318 E Jefferson Ave, Grosse Pointe Park
Meets the second Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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For more information, contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org.

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.

There is a $10 Participation Fee

Upcoming Session:

Fridays, October 27, November 3 and December 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham

Pre-assessment and registration is required. Please contact 800.272.3900 for more information.

Click here to download a printer-friendly flyer.

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! RSVP required by the week before the first session begins.

Upcoming sessions:

Picasso (Mid-Stage Group) - Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m., April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21

Van Gogh (Early-Stage Group) - Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m., April 24, May 1, 8, & 22

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


 

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