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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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Fall Programs


Bingo

Fridays, 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, 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.


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

 

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, Dec 10, 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, December 20, January 17, 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.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This program is to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others. This program also explores typical age-related changes, offers tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns and explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis. Registration deadline: January 11. Min. 7.

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.


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