A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life changing. It can be difficult to chart a course for the future. Our Pathways early-stage social engagement programs and support groups offer a comfortable way to get active and connected to others in similar situations. Connecting with people who understand what you are going through can provide support, encouragement and inspiration.
Pathways Social Engagement Programs
Alz Across NY
This joint program of New York’s seven Alzheimer’s Association chapters provide a virtual space for people impacted by dementia to socialize with one another while exploring cultural attractions across New York. Visit the Alz Across NY webpage to view upcoming programs and register or call 800.272.3900.
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! Call 800.272.3900 to register.
Reading and Reminiscing
- October 4, 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
- November 1, 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
- December 6, 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
Join renowned poet Eugenia Zukerman as she reads excerpts from her book Like Falling Through a Cloud
, reflecting on her experiences of living with an early-stage Alzheimer's diagnosis. Together, participants will discuss some common themes that accompany a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. This series is designed to help participants gain new perspectives and coping skills through insightful conversations with their peers. All participants will receive a copy of Eugenia Zukerman’s book. Call 800.272.3900 to register.
Origami Fold Fest
- October 12
- October 19
- October 26
- November 2
Learn how to take a simple piece of paper and make it into something beautiful - origami!
Let’s get together and create lovely sculptures while learning about the origins of the Japanese art. Participants will be provided with the necessary materials to take part in this program. Dates to be announced
Virtual World Tours
Join us in worldwide travels from the comfort of your home. Each month we virtually visit a new continent to learn about its unique wonders. Call 800.272.3900 to register.
- October 8: Asia
- November 12: The Universe
These groups are designed for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or another dementia to have conversations and find support. Pre-screening prior to the first session is required for all early-stage support groups. Following the first session the group will be closed until the next cycle begins. Please call 800.272.3900 to register.