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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 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. Each session explores new artistic themes in a welcoming and social environment.

Cost per session (for both participants) is $50. This fee includes luncheon for two, six interactive programs, a one-year Membership for non-members, and all materials. Sessions are offered every fall, spring and summer. Register early as space is limited.  

Learn more:

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

 

Program:

Arts in Mind at Mesa Arts Center 

Description: 

This NEW 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. No prior arts experience is necessary as participants will enjoy expression, creativity and the experience. 

Learn more:

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

 

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!

Care partners and participants meet every Friday (First Session: 9:30–10:30 a.m. and Second Session 10:30–11:30 a.m.) at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. The cost is $10/participant pair per session or $100 for a block of 10–12 sessions. 

Learn more:

For more information or registration, send an 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:

Contact The Phoenix Symphony at (602) 495-1999 and ask for the Education Department.

 

Program:

Memory Arts Bistro

Description: 

This regular series of free afternoon arts events is for those with memory loss, their caregivers and families. The program focuses on interactive arts, socializing and connecting memories with the arts and is held on the Benevilla campus at 16752 N. Greasewood Street in Surprise. 

Learn more:

Contact (623) 584-4999

 

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 caregivers. 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 and no reservations are required. 

Learn more:

Information about Dementia Friendly Tempe may be found here or by calling (480) 350-8534.

 

Program:

With Art In Mind 

Description: 

This program seeks to engage people living with dementia through studio art classes at Phoenix Center for the Arts. With Art in Mind is 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.

With Art in Mind runs Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Collaboratory classroom, unless otherwise specified. 

Learn more:

Contact the Outreach Department at (602) 254-3100, ext. 307, for more information and a class schedule. 

 

 

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