The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to providing opportunities for early-stage individuals to make meaningful contributions social, politically, culturally and in other ways that bring purpose to their lives.
Early Stage Education & Support Teleconference
ES for persons living with dementia call
3rd Wednesday of the Month at 11:00 a.m.
Younger Onset Call
4th Thursday of the Month at 1:00 p.m.
Care Partners Call
4th Thursday of the Month at 6:00 p.m.
Art Engagement Programs
A number of our partners throughout Pennsylvania have art engagement programs available through interactive gallery tours facilitated by trained docents or volunteers for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, their families and professional caregivers. The goal of such programs is to make art accessible to people living with dementia by exploring what they see in art and what memories the art may invoke in them. While many will not remember their visit to the gallery, most will find joy in the moment of viewing the art.
Current opportunities with gallery partners include the Maslow Study Gallery at Marywood University, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum/ADRC.
Early Stage Engagement Volunteer
Help to facilitate fun and comfortable opportunities for people living in the early stage of Alzheimer's or other dementia to get out, get active and get connected with one another through a variety of social events and community based activities. Program volunteers assist chapter staff to coordinate and supervise the Early-Stage Social Engagement Program.
For more information on how to become a volunteer visit our Volunteer Page