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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 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 


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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. 

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Virtual World Tours
Join us as we visit six continents virtually in this free, dementia-friendly program. Each month, we will head to a new continent to explore its unique attractions. The tours are designed for people living with early-stage dementia and their care partners. Pre-registration is required. Visit the Virtual World Tours page for more information and call 800.272.3900 to register. 

  • Every second Saturday, 12-1 p.m., October 9, November 13

Reading and Reminiscing
Renowned poet Eugenia Zukerman reads exceprts from her book Like Falling Through a Cloud in this program. Each week, poems will serve as the basis for lively discussions of the experiences and emotions that accompany life with early-stage dementia. Pre-registration is required. Click the link below for more information and call 800.272.3900 to register. 

New York Therapy Animals
Each week, we will have a virtual visit with New York Therapy Animals. You can interact with our therapy dog teams, learn some animal facts, and share memories of your favorite pets. Family pets are welcome to attend! Call 800.272.3900 or visit the links below to register.

Origami Fold-Fest
Join us for a fun virtual program. We'll create lovely paper scultpures while learning about the origins of this Japanese art form.  

Support Groups

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.

Dementia Chat: Bronx
October 15-December 10
Every Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dementia Chat: Manhattan
September 20-November 15
​Every Monday, 2-3 p.m.

Please call 800.272.3900 to register for these support groups.