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Early Stage Alzheimer's
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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.

Heinz History Center - Interactive Museum Tours

 

  The Alzheimer's Association is excited to partner with the HJ Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute, to offer monthly guided tours of Pittsburgh's past!

From art to industry and Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood to the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, the Heinz History Center offers familiar sights and sounds the evoke memories of earlier times and cherished experiences. Each tour will be interactive and will feature guided tours of both their temporary and permanent exhibits.

This program is designed for those living in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's and their care partners. There is no cost for this program taking place from 10:30 -11:30 am on September 18th, October 16th and November 20th. Registration in advance for one or more of our free tours. Preregistration is required and space will be limited.

Check out our flyer with more details and information on how to sing up for one of the tours!

For more information or to register, please call Suzanne Weessies, Constituent Services Coordinator, at (412) 261-5040 x3112

 

Sing for the Moment Choir

Sing for the Moment Choir will provide an opportunity for people in the early to middle stages of memory loss, as well as their care partners, to enjoy music and socialize with other people living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Although the focus of the choir is social interaction, participants will also benefit from the wellness aspects of singing, such as reduced stress and improved mood. This eight-week choral program for those with memory loss and their caregivers will meet Wednesdays beginning September 20, 2017.

This project is made possible through the Mechanicsburg Foundation, a regional Foundation of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

For more information on the Sing for the Moment Choir or registration information see our flyer.

Our Sing for the Moment Choir's performance is November 12, 2017.

 

Soar - Stride - Strive

Join the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with Gannon University for a revitalizing program that focuses on strength, sensory awareness, flexibility, and balance in individuals living with Alzheimer's or related dementia. This program aims to create an open and inviting atmosphere to enhance the quality of life for those living in the early-stages of Alzheimer's Disease and their care partners.

This 8 week exercise program will take place Tuesdays and Fridays 11 am - 12 pm beginning May 9 and running through June 1.

For pre-registration and more information contact Debbie Wisinski at 814-456-9200 ext 5101.

Check out our flyer for more information.

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


 


 

Alzheimer's Association

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