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Early-Stage Memories in the Making®
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Memories in the Making®
Early-Stage Program

Memories in the Making® is a unique fine-arts program for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Art experience is not required. The program's creative process provides a safe and validating environment for artistic expression, resulting in a creative and nonverbal way to communicate and capture precious moments through art. Memories in the Making is much more than a traditional arts and crafts class or hobby activity; it has been proven to be beneficial and therapeutic and it can stimulate the brains of persons with dementia. In this group the creative process and the stories that evolve through it are as important and meaningful as the artwork itself. The group is facilitated by professional artists and trained volunteers.

Our Early-Stage Memories in the Making program provides an opportunity for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to engage in the art making process while also socializing with others going through similar life changes.

Learn more about the Memories in the Making® program in additional community settings here.

Locations  

Bend
Alzheimer's Association Central Oregon Office
777 NW Wall St., Suite 104
Bend, OR 97701

Eugene
Alzheimer's Association Cascade Coast Office
1000 Willagillespie Road, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Gresham
Mount Hood Adult Day Center*
376 NE 219th Ave.
Gresham, OR 97030
Meets 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July 19th, 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (mini art show)
*There is a $60 fee for this program
For more info or to register, please call 503-512-7373

Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego Senior Center
505 G Ave.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Hillsboro
Sonrise Church
6701 NE Campus Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Portland
Alzheimer's Association Office
1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97209


For more information about our Memories in the Making early-stage program, including dates and times, call 800-272-3900.

 

 

 


 

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