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Caregiver Calendar of Events

Includes events from the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, UW Brain and Wellness Center, Kirkland Interfaith Network, Music Mends Minds, Elderwise, Momentia, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UW,  Taproot Theatre, and more!  Old Friends Club wants to recognize and thank all of these organizations for everything they do. Calendar not currently available on mobile.

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March 2021 EVENTS

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Memory Strategies for Daily Life
Presented by: Michelle Kim, PhD

Wednesday, March. 3, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PST | REGISTER HERE

Memory loss can certainly be frustrating, but there are strategies that can help. Join UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center neuropsychologist Michelle Kim, PhD to learn tips for everyday life — like remembering where you put your keys, recalling names and keeping your schedule organized. Leave with some practical ideas you can use right away.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Movement Tip with Jackie

March 8 @ 10:00 am EST

Stretching with a Thera Band – Join AFA’s Jackie Gatto, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP, every Monday for a brief movement tip! Each week, Jackie will provide a movement directive for you to explore at home. Feel free to save and revisit these directives anytime you need to move your body! This week we will explore Stretching with a Thera Band.

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Quogue Wildlife Refuge

March 8 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join AFA and the Quogue Wildlife Refuge to meet some of the wonderful frogs from New York. Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 305-acre non-profit nature preserve nestled in the Village of Quogue, NY. Hop into a great lesson about the 9 species of native frogs that call Long Island home. Frog anatomy, amphibians, and life history will be discussed during this presentation.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

 

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Alzheimer’s Association

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the differences of Alzheimer's & dementia and more. 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Disco-Funk Chair Fitness

March 9 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join AFA’s Jackie, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP, for a low-impact chair fitness class to energize your day! Driven by the up-lifting beats of Funk and Disco music, this class will target all major muscle groups, while focusing on a range of motion, strength, posture, and fun! Fitness props will be used to encourage stamina and improve flexibility. Wear comfortable/loose-fitted clothing and sneakers and join us for a funky-filled fitness class! No prior fitness experience required.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal

Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Association

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

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 use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

 

 

On Friendship: Companionship Along the Dementia Journey
Presented by: Janelle S. Taylor, PhD

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PST | REGISTER HERE

Our friends can be a powerful source of connection, joy and support. When dementia is in the mix, friendship can be even more valuable, yet can also be hard to maintain. And with a year of social distancing, friendship may be even more tenuous. Join Dr. Janelle Taylor to explore friendship in the midst of dementia — what it means to us, what it can look like, and how to strengthen our bonds with friends new and old.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga & Mobility with Dan

March 10 @ 2:30 pm EST

Join Dan for a virtual chair yoga & mobility session to uplift and recharge your body!  You will experience a one-hour chair yoga class that will encompass functional movements and stretching postures from a seated position. Variations of each of the movements will be offered.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Voyage Wednesday: A Bakery Virtual Tour

March 10 @ 7:00 pm EST

Join AFA for Virtual Voyage Wednesday! Every Wednesday evening, we will take you on virtual tours globally from the comfort of home. For this week, walk through a sweet bakery tour at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a virtual voyage!

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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Alzheimer’s Association

Información para entender la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia

Aprenda acerca de la enfermedad de Alzheimer, demencia y pérdida de memoria en esta breve sesión de escuchar enfocada en a la comunidad. Revisaremos los conceptos básicos de estas condiciones, los servicios de la Alzheimer’s Association y cómo nosotros podemos ampliar el alcance de los programas locales y servicios. Trae a un amigo y compartan sus pensamientos acerca de cómo la Alzheimer’s Association puede ayudar a más personas en su comunidad.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Relax & Refresh

March 11 @ 2:30 pm EST

Late Winter Hike – Join AFA for a relaxing and meditative themed experience! In this Virtual Community class, relaxing images and soft music will guide you into a relaxing and calm state. Use this time to decompress and release anything that no longer serves you. This week’s theme is Late Winter Hike. Find a comfortable place to rest to relax and refresh!

 

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Activity Tip for the Weekend: Celebrate Ireland

March 12 @ 10:00 am EST

Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner, so let’s explore Ireland! Join Jackie for an Ireland themed activity tip!

Fun Facts: https://www.globalexperiences.com/blog/12-fun-facts-about-ireland
Ireland Trivia: https://www.funtrivia.com/en/Geography/Ireland-9735.html
Watch Riverdance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9KkbU4yStM

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Music with Monique & Stephen

March 12 @ 2:30 pm EST

Therapeutic rhythm making is a versatile, easily accessible, fun way to reduce stress, boost the immune system, and increase socialization! Join Monique & Stephen from SoulWorks Rhythm® for a rhythm-filled and creative music-making experience! In this session, we will explore the theme: Pi Day!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Connection

March 13 @ 2:00 pm EST

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for an 8-week chair yoga series that will open your heart, and connect your mind and body. This practice will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with feelings of safety and comfort. This week’s focus is Connection.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Art Appreciation with FOR LOVE & ART

March 14 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Join FOR LOVE & ART for art appreciation! Each week, you will virtually visit a partner museum’s artwork. You will reflect, recollect, and share your thoughts, feelings, and even body sensations. To celebrate art is to celebrate LIFE!

 

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Virtual Dog Therapy

March 15 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join the teams from The Good Dog Foundation for some virtual dog therapy! Watch the dogs do some tricks, be their playful selves, and learn a little bit more about their life at home.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

 

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Barre Fitness

March 16 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programming, Jackie, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP, for a barre fitness class! Jackie is a certified barre instructor and Registered Dance-Movement Therapist. Barre is a blend of Pilates, Yoga, and dance that uses isometric movements to lengthen and strengthen various muscles, focusing on thighs, abs, and seat.
In this class, participants will use a sturdy chair, countertop, and/or table as a support for balance. This class will incorporate movement both sitting and standing.
Let’s grab a chair and have some fun!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Trivia Time

March 18 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join AFA for some trivia! In this virtual class, you will experience a fun and interactive trivia game. Each session, you will learn about a new topic and explore it from new perspectives. Let’s test our knowledge and learn something new!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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St. Patrick's Day

Alzheimer’s Association

Effective Communication Strategies

Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Irish Step Dance Performance

March 17 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join us for a breath-taking virtual performance by The New York Studio of Irish Step Dance! The New York Studio of Irish Step Dance’s professional dance company is comprised of accomplished champion dancers. Their members have performed at numerous venues and for business leaders. Let’s relax, in the comfort of our home, and enjoy some incredible Irish Step Dancing!

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the differences of Alzheimer's & dementia and more. 

March 17, 1-1:45 p.m.

 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Presented by: Milene Browlow,  PhD

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PST | REGISTER HERE

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about: the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Activity Tip for the Weekend: Spring Equinox – Planting Wildflowers

March 19 @ 10:00 am EDT

Celebrate Spring Equinox with Jackie as she shows you tips on how to plant wildflowers!

https://www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-seed-planting-instructions

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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First day of Spring

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Embrace Change

March 20 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for an 8-week chair yoga series that will open your heart, and connect your mind and body. This practice will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with feelings of safety and comfort. This week’s focus is Embrace Change.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Association

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior​

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Virtual First Ladies Night: Calligraphy at the White House

Monday, March 22, 2021

3:00-4:00PM PDT

Join National First Ladies' Library for a virtual First Ladies Night program to meet a former White House calligrapher, hear behind-the-scenes stories, and get a virtual demonstration.

Learn more and register for free here

 

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Alzheimer’s Association

Dementia Conversations

Learn tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with your family members about issues relating to Alzheimer's and dementia such as: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. 

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Voyage Wednesday: Virtual Visit to Walt Disney Museum

March 24 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Join AFA for Virtual Voyage Wednesday! Every Wednesday evening, we will take you on virtual tours globally from the comfort of home. For this week, we travel to San Francisco, California, and dive into a deeper look of Walt Disney’s life and career at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a virtual voyage!

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

 

 

Dementia Conversations
Presented by: Milene Browlow,  PhD

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 1-1:45 p.m. PST | REGISTER HERE

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care

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Alzheimer’s Association

Effective Communication Strategies

Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

March 25, 3-4:30 p.m.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Activity Tip for the Weekend: National Spinach Day – Green Smoothies

March 26 @ 10:00 am EDT

In this activity tip, Jackie will provide fun green smoothie recipes as we celebrate National Spinach Day!
https://greatist.com/eat/spinach-smoothie-recipes#savory

This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Here & Now

March 27 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for an 8-week chair yoga series that will open your heart, and connect your mind and body. This practice will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with feelings of safety and comfort. This week’s focus is Here & Now.

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Association

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Virtual Community Class: Relax & Refresh

March 30 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Early Spring – Join AFA for a relaxing and meditative themed experience! In this Virtual Community class, relaxing images and soft music will guide you into a relaxing and calm state. Use this time to decompress and release anything that no longer serves you. This week’s theme is Early Spring. Find a comfortable place to rest to relax and refresh!

 

This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Alzheimer’s Association

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior​

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.