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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 May Calendar

Printer-friendly calendars:  May

Afternoon at the Anton Art Center Tour

Afternoon at the Anton is a free program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and a companion. During the program we will have a facilitated art discussion followed by art creation in the studio. No artistic experience required! These activities provide cognitive stimulation, encourage socialization, help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as enrich relationships and promote self-expression.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • May 15 - Mask Making
  • June 19 - Self Portrait Collage 
  • July 31 - Life Books 
  • August 14 and 21 - Clay Stories (two part series)    

Click here for a printer-friendly flyer. Pre-registration is required one week in advance. For more information or to register, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org.
   

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 dates:

  • Thursday, May 17 1-2:30 p.m., Recital in Southfield
  • Thursday, May 24, 1-3 p.m., DSO Open Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m. - Noon, DSO Dress Rehearsal
  • Monday, June 25, 6:30-8 p.m., DSO Chamber Music Experience

Pre-registration required. call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.org. Click here for a printer-friendly flyer.

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:
Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. at our Southfield office,
May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, July 18 and August 1 &15

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 Cafés

Our memory café is a place 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, it encourages acceptance and friendship for those traveling the same journey. The Café is open to those in all stages of dementia.

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.
Click here for a printer friendly flyer.

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,  May 4 and 18, 1:30-3 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 in the Wild at the Detroit Zoo

Slither, hop, fly or waddle! 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 usfor a series of outings where we explore different exhibits and animal groups!

Upcoming sessions:

  • Africa - Wednesday May 9
  • Dinosaurs - Wednesday, June 13
  • Australian Outback & Pollinator Garden - Wednesday, July 11

Pre-registration required. For more information, including parking details or to register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email helplinegmc@alz.orgClick here for 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., May 7, 14, & 21

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

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

The Henry Ford Outings

Join us as at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. For May's visit we will enjoy Liberty Craft Works. Watch skilled artisans demonstrate centuries-old techniques, including glass blowing, weaving, pottery, and more.

Tuesday, May 1, 1-3 p.m.

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


 


 

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