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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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Carefree Crafts

Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

June 17, July 15, August 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Feeling crafty but just need a little guidance? Join us for some carefree crafts! Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to have lunch then stay to make and take a craft!  Sponsored by Majestic Care.Pre-registration is required by the previous Wednesday.  (50+).  Fee: $3/$1 with Monday Luncheon reservation


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

8/13                       T              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Bingo

June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, 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 Huntingon.  Fee: 3 cards/.50 


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

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

June 17, July 15, August 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.

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. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1


Walking Group

Wednesdays, June 5-August 28, 11:00 am
Community Center

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.
  

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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

9/14                       Sa           11:30 am-1 pm

9/23                       M            11:30 am-1 pm

10/12                     Sa           11:30 am-1 pm

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

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Bingo

Sept 13, 27, Oct 11, 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.

September 17, October 15, 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.


Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, September 17-October 22, 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 September 10 to sign up. 

 

 

 

 

 


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