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A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life changing. It can be difficult to chart a course for the future. Our free 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 


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, January 3, February 7, March 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free. Virtual. 
Reading and Reminiscing
Each week, join us for a virtual group discussion of select poems from the book Like Falling Through a Cloud. Author Eugenia Zukerman wrote the book to express her experiences of being diagnosed and then living with Alzheimer's. All participants will receive a FREE copy of the book before the first session. Pre-registration is required by January 4, 2024, and can be done by calling 800.272.3900.
  • Every Wednesday, January 10-February 14, 10-11 a.m. Free. Virtual.  
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.
  • Saturday, February 10 - North America: Shenandoah Mountains, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 - Asia: Japan, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 - Europe: The Louvre, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 - The Universe, 2-2:45 p.m.

Early-Stage Support Groups

Our FREE early stage support groups are for people who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or other dementia or have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). 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. To register, please call 800.272.3900. 

Dementia Chat Early Stage Support Group: Brooklyn
Every Wednesday, Feb. 28-April 17, 2-3:30 p.m. Heights and Hills, 81 Willoughby St, Brooklyn, NY. 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, Jan. 22-March 11, 4-5 p.m. To schedule your pre-screening and register for this free group, please call 800.272.3900.

Memory Matters Bronx Early Stage Support Group
Every Friday, Feb. 16-April 5, 1-2:30 p.m. JASA Co-op City NORC SSP, 2049 Bartow Ave., Bronx, NY. To schedule your pre-screening and register for this free group, please call 800.272.3900.