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 Community Center, in cooperation with Lutheran Life Village Village of Birchwood and Lori Stock of the Fort Wayne Alzheimer Association, is now offering classes and activities for those with signs of early dementia. For additional information please call the Community Center, 260-427-6465.
Hand Building Clay Pottery
Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project of your choosing as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays), Onie Mensch and Tom Sherbondy (Saturdays). Max. 8.
Dates Day Time
3/4 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$12/$15 day of class
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.