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The Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making® program offers creative art expression for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early to the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The program is delivered through long-term care, memory care, and adult day facilities in the Wisconsin area.

Upcoming Dates:

Milwaukee:
Clinton Rose Senior Center | 3045 N. Dr. MLK Dr., Milwaukee
2022 Sesions all held 10:00 - 11:30 am
Dec 21
Space is limited to 20. RSVP Sheila Carter 414.263.2255 ext 3.

Viroqua:
West Forks Sports Club
S6349 County Road S, Viroqua, WI 54665
Thursday Sept. 29 - 10 am - Noon
Wednesday Oct. 26 - 10 am - Noon 
Space is limited to 12 Participants
RSVP: Please register at 800-272-3900
 

"I love working with the Memories in the Making program. It really opened my eyes to a beautiful experience, what those living with Alzheimer's can have. To see them enjoy their creative time to make their day go by faster."

                 Jane B. - facilitator

Memories in the Making participants create imaginative and colorful watercolor paintings. Most have no prior art experience. The painting process provides an opportunity to engage socially and reminisce about meaningful life moments, individuals or personal interests. Participants share stories about their art. A trained facilitator documents these memories, rekindling communications with family, friends and caregivers.

"If we don't make a mess, we haven't had any fun!"
              - Participant


The program offers an emotionally safe environment with positive messages. It is designed to be fun but also serves as a communication tool for families and professional caregivers to learn more about the person with dementia.
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Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to get invovled with the program. View current opportnities!

For more information about the program, contact Coordinator Kathi Hayen at 414.479.8800/klhayen@alz.org.