IMG 8197 unwind slide

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.  

IMG 7109 2-002

Carefree Crafts

Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

January 21, February 18

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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! Ages 50+. Pre-registration is required by the previous Wednesday. Fee: $3/$1 with paid Monday Luncheon reservation. Sponsored by Majestic Care of Fort Wayne.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage

Wednesday, February 13, 20 & 27
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

In this 3-part seminar you will learn the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s and also explore the relationship changes that occur in this stage. You will find out how to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies and access respite care. You will also learn effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors. Week one will educate the caregiver on changes in the brain, how to effectively communicate and the care requirements. Week two will focus on behavioral changes and safety concerns. Week three will cover home care assistance options, planning for future care, behavioral issues with medication management and caregiver coping strategies. This seminar is free; however you will need to call 427-6460 by February 6 to reserve your spot.

Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, January 8-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. 



2nd & 4th Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

Join us for Bingo on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.  Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor Huntington and Heritage Park. Fee:  3 cards/50¢

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

1/19       Sa           11:30 am-1 pm

2/18       M            11:30 am-1 pm

2/2         Sa           11:30 am-1 pm

2/23       Sa           11:30 am-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$12

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

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

January 21 & February 18

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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: Plan to stay for our Monday Luncheon

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

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 supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Date      Day                        Time

2/26       T                              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25/$30 day of class

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

20160125 132752

RFW Logo Hori RGB 01


NOW AVAILABLE!  Search for parks, trails, activities and more.

We want your feedback!

new_blue_64x64Take our on-line survey now!
This quick and easy survey will only take 1 minute or less and will provide us with valuable information!

Translate Content