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Social interaction is one way we can preserve our brain's health and crucial to caregivers. Connecting with people who understand what you are going through can provide support, encouragement and inspiration.

Social Engagement Programs

 

New York Therapy Animals
Each month, we will virtually visit with New York Therapy Animals. You can meet the therapy dog teams, learn some animal facts, and share memories of your favorite pets. Family pets are welcome to attend! To register for this FREE virtual program, please call 800.272.3900. 

  • Wednesdays, July 3, August 7, September 4, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stories in the Moment
Connect with others impacted by early-stage Alzheimer's, another dementia, or MCI for this 12-week online dance series. Amplify your voices and discover new ways to tell your stories, through dance and movement, as well as words. Each week, community dance artist Magda Kaczmarska will lead creative explorations to create your own thematic dance stories. To register for this FREE virtual program, please call 800.272.3900.
 
  • Fridays, July 12-Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m.


Virtual World Tours
Join us in worldwide travels from the comfort of your home. Each month on the second Saturday we virtually visit a new continent to learn about its unique wonders. To register for this FREE program, please call 800.272.3900.

  • Sunday, Sept. 8. : 2 p.m. : Argentina and Brazil

Early-Stage Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association early-stage support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for people living with dementia to share their experiences with others who understand. Pre-screening is required to join a support group. Call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to learn more.

Time Limited Early Stage Meetup
(For Caregivers Only)
Copiague Library, 50 Deauville Blvd

Mondays till Aug. 27, 1-2 p.m. To schedule your pre-screening and register for this free group, please call 800.272.3900.

Dementia Chat Early Stage Support Group: Virtual
Every Monday, August 5-September 30 (does not meet on Labor Day), 4-5 p.m. To schedule your pre-screening and register for this free group, please call 800.272.3900.

Early Stage Meetup
(Caregiver Support Group will meet concurrently)
Long Island Chapter Office, 300 Broadhollow Road, Melville

Fridays from Sept. 6-Oct. 8 (last meeting held on a Tuesday), 1-2 p.m. To schedule your pre-screening and register for this free group, please call 800.272.3900. 

Early Stage Meetup
(Caregiver Support Group will meet concurrently)
Copiague Library, 50 Deauville Blvd

Tuesdays from Sept. 24-Dec. 3 (No meeting on Nov. 16), 1-2 p.m. To schedule your pre-screening and register for this free group, please call 800.272.3900.