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Life Enrichment Programs

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is proud of the partnerships we have created and sustained with local arts organizations. At any of these programs, people with dementia and care partners will find fun, friendships and creativity. 

Program:

Arts Engagement Program at Phoenix Art Museum

Description: 

This innovative, six-part program actively engages adults with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners with the visual arts. The program blends facilitated conversations around artworks in the collection that aid in triggering memories and strengthening observational skills and focus. 

Learn more:

For more information or to enroll in the upcoming session, email or call (602) 307-2032.

 

Program:

Art in Mind at Mesa Arts Center 

Description: 

This program is designed for individuals with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners in order to foster dignity and sense of self while building connection and friendship with others through use of the arts.

Learn more:

For more information or registration, email or call (480) 644-6540.

 

Program:

ASU’s Making Music, Making Memories 

Description: 

Weekly music therapy group sessions that provide an opportunity for music lovers to come together to sing, play an instrument, drum or tap to the music. A love of music is the only requirement! The sessions are held at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe.

Learn more:

For more information or to register, contact us by email.

 

Program:

B-Sharp Music Wellness at The Phoenix Symphony

Description: 

A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project for Alzheimer’s is a program designed for individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias as well as their care partners. Participants attend Friday morning Coffee Classics and receive an exclusive pre-concert chat about the day’s music with Principal Timpanist, Bruce Pulk. Other optional program components include backstage tours and a “lunch on your own” with fellow participants at a nearby restaurant following the concert. Registration and discounted ticket purchase
required. 

Learn more:

For more information call, (602) 495-1999 and ask for the Education Department.

   

Program:

Memory Café at Tempe Public Library 

Description: 

As part of Dementia Friendly Tempe, the Memory Café provides a social and resource place for people living with memory loss and their care partners. Each Monday from 9:30 am – noon, participants meet in the Tempe Learning Center (lower level). Caregivers participate in an education/support session while people with memory loss actively participate in a cognitive engagement program. The program is free of charge and no reservations are required. 

Learn more:

For more information, visit our website or call (480) 350-8534. 

 

Program:

Memory Lounge

Description: 

Memory Lounge is designed to be an enjoyable, social outing that fosters living in the moment while engaging in the arts, featuring artist-led workshops and museum tours, and light appetizers. Each workshop will focus on a specific arts discipline, including visual arts, music, dance, poetry, drama and more. 

Learn more:

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Scottsdale Center contact the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587).

 

Program:

With Art In Mind 

Description: 

This program seeks to engage people living with dementia through weekly studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Open to anyone living within the early to moderate stages of dementia. Each week will feature a new studio art class program taught by a professional teaching artist. 

Learn more:

For more information and the class schedule, contact the Outreach Department at (602) 254-3100, ext. 307.

 

 

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