Activities that offer stimulation, socialization, purpose and dignity are vital for all human beings, but particularly people with dementia since they are experiencing so many complex emotions and changes. People with Alzheimer’s disease tell us that receiving support early makes a big difference for them. Family members also report the benefits of being with and learning from other families.
El Paso: January - April 2020
Share meaningful moments and connect with others. Designed for individuals with early-stage dementia, their care partners and families, Mindful Bridges is a program series of lively experiences that stimulate the senses, spark memories, and inspire conversations.
For more information or or to make a reservation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter at 915.544.1799 or WestTexas@alz.org.
In collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Pro-Musica, The Fountains at Farah, Green Hope Project, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, The Melting Pot, and the University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
Reframing: Art Dialogues
El Paso Museum of Art
Fridays, 11 am – 12 pm
February 21, March 20, & April 24
Discover art and community through facilitated conversation and hands-on activities. Explore works of art on view with museum educators. Participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the galleries at their own pace. Reservations are encouraged.
- February 21: Experience Rachel Rose: Lake Valley, an animated video exploring a child’s life using story book illustrations
- March 20: Take a closer look at the highlights of EPMA’s Kress Collection of European Art
- April 24: Tour Photographing White Sands: Brett Weston in the 1940s, and rediscover an iconic regional landscape.
A Taste of Art
Green Hope Project
Thursdays: 12 pm- 2pm
February 13 & April 16
The Fountains at Farah
Try something new. Create art at your own pace, develop new talents, and have fun. Designated for older adults, no experience needed. With a focus on the environment, art, and education, Green Hope Project, offers art workshops in partnership with restaurants at the fountains at Farah. To register, contact The Fountains at Farah at (915) 225-3625
- February 13: Watercolor Painting, The Melting Pot - Relax and enjoy an afternoon of watercolor painting. Learn the basics of composition and color combinations. Workshop is $30 and covers all materials, a beverage, and light bites.
- April 16: Journal Making, Grimaldi´s Pizzeria - Capture your memories with your own unique journal. Learn hand-sewn book binding techniques using natural materials. Workshop is $30 and covers all materials, a beverage, and light bites.
Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
Tuesdays: 11 am – 12 pm
February 4, March 3, & April 7
University of Texas at El Paso
Connect with art, history and nature. Educators and guest artists lead interactive tours that combine mindful looking, meditation, and reflective conversation. Participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum at their own pace. Reservations are encouraged.
Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
- February 4: - Take an intimate tour of the Lhakhang cultural exhibit, view hand-carved wooden elements and hand-painted murals by Bhutanese craftsmen
- April 7: Tour Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, a collection of photographs, and get a glimpse of cowboy life from long ago.
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
- March 3: Experience select works from UTEP Department of Art Biennial Faculty Exhibition through meditation with Luciana Garcia.