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The Alzheimer's Association early-stage social engagement programs offer a safe and comfortable way to stay connected to others who are living in the beginning stage of Alzheimer's or other dementia.

Register at 800.272.3900 or by clicking the link in the title (if available).

▶Memory Cafe
▶​Reading, Writing & Reminiscing Early Stage Group
▶​Caring Connections series

Memory Cafe
Feb. 4, 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Join us for a free virtual musical program in honor of Valentine’s Day and Black History
Month for people with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers. Offered through
video or audio calls, this program will also feature some raffles. Featuring Napoleon Revels-Bey, performing “The Golden Drum Journey of Love the R in B called Jazz and Doo-Wop.”

Supported by Aetna, Revels-Bey Music, Suffolk County Office of Minority Health, The Witness Project, the Town of Babylon.

Reading, Writing & Reminiscing Early Stage Group
Each Wednesday from Feb. 17 to Mar. 24,
2 to 3 p.m.

A joint presentation by the Long Island and Northeastern New York Chapters, this six-week series provides people living with dementia and their care partners opportunities to interact through reading, writing and reminiscing about the big and small moments that have shaped their lives. This group provides emotional support, social engagement and cognitive stimulation.

Caring Connections series
2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m.

Social engagement programs offer people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease as well as their primary caregivers a chance to socialize and remain active in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. These virtual classes will feature a live guided art class. Art supplies are provided by the Patchogue-Medford Library and available for curbside pickup at their building. Upcoming programs include:

Feb. 10: Sugar cookie decorating
Mar. 10: Mindfulness landscape painting

Co-presented with the Patchogue-Medford Library.