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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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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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Memories in Motion

1st & 3rd Saturday, June 12-October 2, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St

Music and dance can enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult and dance provides mental and social stimulation. WANE TV’s Terra Brantley leads this dance program which culminates in a performance at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on October 2 at Parkview Field. Additional classes may be held in September to prepare for the finale! Space is limited to 12 participants. There is no fee to participate. Call 427-6465 to sign up!


Bingo

Fridays, August 13, 27

1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for Bingo fun. Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

 

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
8/3                                                           T                                  1:30 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, August 16

10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color until your heart’s content. Masks are required. 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 for lunch.)

Living with Late Stage Alzheimer’s

Mondays, 3:30-5:00

June 7 (Part 1), July 12 (Part 2), August 2 (Part 3) Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. the seminar is also offered virtually. Call 427-6460 at least one week in advance to sign up. The seminar is free.

 

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

10/12                                                        T                                   1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Bingo

Fridays, Sept 10, 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 12

1:00 p.m.

Join us for Bingo Fridays! Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15,

10:30-11:30 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.


Hooked on Crochet

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   

Wednesdays & Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Are you hooked on crochet? Come join the fun! Show off your latest creation, collect new ideas and get a little work done on your latest project. (Crochet instruction is offered in “Curious About Crochet.”) Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Monday, November 1, 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. We will also use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by October 25.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Monday, October 4, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors. We will also go over current research and treatments available for some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources. This seminar is free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 by September 27 to register.


Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, September 1-October 27, 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. Drop-in fee: $1/class


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