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Unwind Your Mind: Activities for Persons with Early Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%.

The Parks and Rereation Department offers classes and activities at the Community Center for those those with signs of early dementia. 

For additional information including to register please call the Community Center, 260-427-6461 or 260-427-6466.  


Fidget Blankets

The Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club offers free Fidget Blankets to Alzheimer’s caregivers. These crocheted blankets have various objects securely attached to them that can help stimulate the mind and keep a person occupied as they “fidget” with each item. The Community Center is currently assisting with the distribution of Fidgit Blankets. Call Patti Davis at the 427-6465 to arrange a pickup.


General Programs 



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Winter Programs

Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date                                    Day                         Time

2/15                                    T                       1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Bingo

Fridays, Jan 14, 28, Feb 11, 25

1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for Bingo on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, February 21

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $1


Creative Quilting

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do you like to quilt? Do you want to meet other quilters, meet new friends, share your ideas and get your quilting questions answered? The iron and ironing board will be set up for pressing. You will have a large table to work on and lay out your quilt. New friends, new ideas, and new patterns – all you need for an enjoyable afternoon. Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1

Alzheimer’s Educational Presentations

These educational sessions are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and will be presented virtually. You can participate from home or join others to participate from the Community Center. The sessions are free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 to register.

Healthy Living for your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Monday, February 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Registration deadline: February 8. Min. 7.


Spring Classes


Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date      Day                              Time

5/10       T                              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Bingo

Fridays, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 13, 27

1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for Bingo on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

 

Mind Music Movement

Join this engaging class filled with music designed to cognitively stimulate and challenge your memory. This time together will also be sure to add enjoyment and quality of life in a welcoming environment. Instructor: Kristine Agen. Registration deadline: March 29.  Max.8.

Code                    Dates                  Day            Time

241213-W1          4/5-5/1                 W           1-2 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, March 21, April 18, May 16

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $1.


Creative Quilting

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do you like to quilt? Meet other quilters, make new friends, share your ideas and get your quilting questions answered. The iron and ironing board will be set up for pressing. You will have a large table to work on and lay out your quilt. New friends, new ideas, and new patterns – all you need for an enjoyable afternoon. Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Monday, March 21, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  This seminar is free. Please call 427-6460 by March 14 to reserve your place

 

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

Monday, April 18, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This educational workshop offered by the Alzheimer’s Association offers helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved. Please call 427-6460 by April 11 to sign up for this FREE seminar. 


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