For specific dates and activities, check out the following resources:
Momentia is a grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community. Check out their website to learn more!
The Memory Hub
A place for Dementia-Friendly Community, Collaboration, and Impact
Music in Maude's garden, coffee chats, and more.
Music Mends Minds
MMM is a nonprofit that creates musical support groups for individuals with Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and other neurological disorders.
Alive Inside Documentary
ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
Anthony Arant, Certified Clinical Musician
For the past 9 years I’ve played therapeutic music (piano) at hospital bedside for memory care, hospice and palliative care, and many other patients receiving critical care. Seven of those years were at Baylor University Medical Center in downtown Dallas. I recently retired and have recorded 9 albums of memory care music. Each album is called “Familiar Treasures”, with subtitles of each genre, which include Classical, Gospel, Nostalgic, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Beatles, Show Tunes, Disney, Easy Listening, and Christmas. They are all available now on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and most other streaming services.
My website contains music samples and play lists for each album.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Music & Performances - Virtual - https://vimeo.com/showcase/8568723
Creative Arts Therapies & Art - Virtual - https://vimeo.com/showcase/8568757
"Bringing meaning & purpose into the lives of elders through creative engagement"
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art continues its “Look Again” guided art discussion program for people with memory loss and families, from 10-11 a.m. every 1st Friday of the month.
Silver Kite Community Arts
Dancing, Art, Singing, and More.
Re-Ignite the Mind with Improv
Taproot Theatre’s “Re-Ignite the Mind” classes are designed for students with Early Stage Memory Loss (ESML). Class sessions are taught by professional theatre artists and are designed to fit the needs of your class participants. Students find immediate success and improved quality of life as they learn new things, interact socially and live creatively in the moment.
Dates: Second Tuesday of Every Month
Times: 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Location: Greenwood Senior Center (just up the street from Taproot Theatre!) – parking available at the senior center parking lot!
To Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
minds aLIVE! Improv for early stage memory loss
2:00 pm, The Upfront Theatre (Bellingham)
S.O.A.R. (Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience Program)"
UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, hikes led by Lifelong Recreation Specialist from Seattle Parks and Recreation (Seattle) | View flyer here, more info and registration available here
The "dementia village" that's redefining elder care
Yvonne van Amerongen
How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and social life could look like.
Watch the TED Talk here [10:21]
The Coffee Class: An engaging program for seniors, caregivers, and activity directors for conversations and interactions. Enjoy with a warm drink. Learn more here.
Memory Cafe, 12:30 pm, Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church (Oak Harbor) | View flyer for details here
Memory Cafe, McMenamin’s Anderson School, Thorndike Room (Bothell). 12-30 - 2:30 pm | More information available here.
Memory Cafe - Vancouver, WA
Mark your calendars for the Dementia Friends Memory Cafe. They are the 4th Wednesday of each month at Latte Da Coffeehouse and Wine Bar. Everyone has a wonderful time, so please bring your loved one living with dementia.
Questions? Call Chasity Charette (360)735-5753
"The Breakfast Club", Denny’s on Meridian (Bellingham), 10 am | View flyer here.
North East Seattle Together
NEST is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots community in Northeast Seattle, founded in 2009. By providing a strong support network through volunteers and trusted business referrals, older residents can stay in the homes of their choosing and stay engaged in the neighborhoods they love, for as long as possible. NEST serves the neighborhoods north of the Montlake Ship Canal, south of NE Northgate Way & NE 110th Street, west of Lake Washington, and east of Interstate-5. NEST is based on the national “virtual village model.” Currently, there are over 300 virtual villages actively serving across the United States and many more in the works.
Lifetime Learning Center (LLC)
LLC is a north Seattle nonprofit that provides a wide range of stimulating and interesting classes for older adults. Their team of experienced instructors volunteer their time to offer low-cost classes on subjects ranging from history, current events, writing and music to literature, art, science and crafts, both in person and online.
Greenwood Senior Center
"The Gathering Place", singing, brain games, and more.
Online and in person exercise classes available as well as LGBTQIA+ support group. Please see website for details.
Eldergrow offers residents a therapeutic connection to nature through innovative gardening products and services.
After opening our doors in February, 2022 as part of the Memory Hub and returning to extended hours this past summer, Elderwise is now excited to add an extra day. Our adult day program is now open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 2pm.
We invite you to explore our nostalgic adaptive books, designed to support dignified reading and compassionate sharing.
Facebook Groups to Consider Joining/Pages to Join to discover more events/activities:
UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center
Dementia Friendly Clark County WA