As social isolation continues to be the norm, the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is working to ensure those living with dementia and their care partners have access to programs to ease the challenge of confinement.
In November and December, the Chapter is offering free online music and art therapy programs designed to engage and inspire those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, and their caregivers.
On Thursday, Nov. 5 and again on Thursday, Nov. 19, music therapist Kim Best (kimbest.com) will lead an entertaining workshop accessible via smartphone, laptop or tablet.
Working in partnership with Buffalo’s renowned Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Chapter will offer two interactive art therapy sessions. Art Today will be offered online on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and again on Wed., Dec. 16.
All programs are free, but pre-registration is required by sending an email to Maggie Concannon at MGConcannon@alz.org or by calling the Chapter office at 626-0600, extension 313.
The Alzheimer’s Association also continues to offer resources to help caregivers navigate the challenges of COVID. For additional information, visit alz.org/covid19 or call the Association’s 24/7 toll-free Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.