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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.  

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FALL 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, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date      Day                        Time

11/12     T                              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Hand Building-Clay Pottery

Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays) and Onie Mensch (Saturdays).  Max. 8.

Date                      Day        Time

11/9                       Sa           11:30 am-1 pm  # Sessions/Fee: 1/$12

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Bingo

Oct 25, Nov 8, 22

1:00 p.m.

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Heritage Park and Miller’s Merry Manor of Huntington. Fee: 3 cards/50¢


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

November 19

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. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in Fee: $1. Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.


Walking Group

Wednesdays, September 4-October 30, 11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for a fun mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the downtown area.  Some of the walks will include a stop at various locations for a quick tour.  Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate in these walks. 


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, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date                                                        Day                                   Time

1/28                                                          T                                   1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25/$30 day of class if held and space available

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Hand Building Clay Pottery

Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays) and Onie Mensch (Saturdays). Max. 8.

Date                                                        Day                                   Time

2/10                                                          M                           9:30-11 am

2/22                                                          S                      11:30 am-1pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$12

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

December 16, January 20, February 17

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. (Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.)


Bingo

Dec 13, Jan 10, 24, Feb 14, 28, 1:00 p.m.

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢. Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Huntington and Heritage Park - American Senior Communities.


Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, January 22-February 26, 11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Wii Bowling is a great way to stay active! It promotes physical activity and helps to keep you on your mental game as well! Join us for fun and friendly competition at the Community Center and other locations where we have the opportunity for social bowl-a-thons throughout the season. Call 427-6461 by December 21 to sign up.

 

Holiday Dinner and Light Tour

Monday, December 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Reserve your place today for the annual Holiday Dinner and Light Tour. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a delicious dinner and holiday entertainment by the American Legion Band. We will then board the motorcoach (compliments of Excursion Travel) and take off on our planned route of downtown Fort Wayne’s finest Christmas light displays and The Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park. Ages 18+. Register by December 2 at 427-6000 or online at www.fortwayneparks.org. Fee: $20. Registration code: 141600-M1.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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