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Exercise and physical activity can have lots of benefits for people with dementia. It can help regulate their sleep and prevent restlessness and sleeplessness in the evening. It can also help maintain a positive mood and lower the risk of them developing depression.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond

OCTOBER 21 | 1 P.M.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street, Richmond, VA

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond is collaborating with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond to provide fun-filled social engagements for persons living with dementia, their family and caregivers.

Through October 31, 2022, the Visual Arts Center offers Community Build, an exhibit which creates space for dialogue, conversation, and dance between three multidisciplinary artists. For this exhibition, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lil Lamberta and Valeska Populoh serve as stewards and facilitators of a much bigger art and social justice ecosystem. Community Build is rooted in storytelling and collaborative work.

804.967.2592 | TALEE@ALZ.ORG


Picturing New Connections is an early-stage engagement program for those living with memory loss and caregivers to explore, engage, and interact with the masterpieces of artist Gari Melchers.  

Melchers (1860-1932) was a prominent portraitist, muralist, and American Impressionist painter. The Belmont Estates, located in Stafford County, Virginia, contains Gari and Corinne Melchers’ original furnishings and personal art collection, the studio houses with over 1600 works by Melchers, and the 27-acre grounds that feature restored formal gardens and miles of walking trails. 

During the program, participants are able to view and discuss each painting while learning the history of the piece, along with reminiscing about past times at the fair. This interactive early-stage program is sure to have you wishing you could go to the fair and enjoy some of those delicious fair treats.  

Watch the video HERE.
Take a virtual visit to Gari Melchers Studio HERE and enjoy some fun interactive activities with your loved one. 

Our next event:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio
224 Washington Street, Falmouth, VA 22405

December’s theme is The Nativity, by Gari Melchers, 1891s. Attendance is limited to 12 and registration is required. Gari Melchers Home & Studio charges a $5 fee per person for participating, payable at the door. 

Memory Cafés

"Where staying connected and having fun makes a difference."

The Alzheimer's Association's Memory Cafés offer a fun and relaxed way for people living with early-stage memory loss to get connected with one another through social events that promote interaction and companionship. This is a place where the care partner can receive information while connecting and sharing with other people in similar situations. The bonds formed in Memory Cafés often last throughout the continuum of the disease and become an additional support for those involved.

3rd Thursday of each month
11 a.m.

This program is currently being held virtually. Please register prior to each Memory Café by calling the Greater Richmond chapter office at 804.967.2580.

Joyful Voices

A community choir for singers with Alzheimer's or dementia and their caregivers.

Listen to them HERE.
Details HERE.

Rehearsals are:
Each Thursday, in-person
Salisbury Presbyterian Church
13621 W Salisbury Rd.
Midlothian, VA
10 to 11:30 a.m.

10-10:20 a.m.  |  Coffee Chat/Social Time
10:20-11:30 a.m.  |  Rehearsal

For details about how to get involved, go the Joyful Voices website.

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Call:  804.794.5311, Ext. 128