COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
Opportunities for persons with early/midstage memory loss and their care partners to dine and foster connections with others in a supported social environment. No judgement or expectations. Just companionship, great food & fun! No cost, except for items ordered from menu.
SEATTLE PARKS DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY RECREATION
REMEMBER THE HUNGRY
Monthly volunteer program designed for people living with Early Stage Memory Loss. Third Tuesday of the month, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Cherry Street Food Bank on First Hill. Participants repackage bulk food to prepare it for the more than 5000 people the food bank serves each week. Care partners are welcome but not required.
MINDS IN MOTION
A new weekly fitness class designed for people living with Early Stage Memory Loss. Expect a vigorous, well-rounded workout including cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Class will be taught with easy-to-follow instructions that are 1 - 2 steps long, accompanied by visual cues. Care partners welcome but not required.
OUT & ABOUT WALK
Invigorate body, brain, and spirit with 2-3 mile moderately-paced walks twice-monthly in various parks and neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Varied terrain includes sidewalks and gravel paths. Mostly level, but expect occasional hills. End with a social gathering in a nearby cafe.
FRYE ART MUSEUM - HERE:NOW PROGRAM
A monthly discussion-based gallery tour. Each month specially trained museum educators and gallery guides lead a discussion-based tour highlighting works of art in the Frye galleries. Conversation creates an exchange of ideas without relying on short-term memory or recall of art historical information. Tours also include in-gallery activities.
GALLERY TOUR AND ART-MAKING CLASS
A six-session class offering conversation-based gallery tours and studio art-making experiences for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Art-making in the Frye Studio encourages experimentation with various media including watercolor paint, clay, and collage. A short social time concludes each class. Includes a gallery tour and studio art-making experience. Programs are free, but space is limited and reservations are required.
MEMORY LOSS ZOO WALK
Meets on Mondays from 9:30 – 11:00 am for 10 consecutive weeks at the Woodland Park Zoo, and provides an opportunity for physical activity, cognitive stimulation, and social connection. The program is open to a set number of participants living with Early Stage Memory Loss and care partners. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association - Western & Central WA State Chapter, Greenwood Senior Center (a program of Phinney Neighborhood Center), and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information contact the Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association at 206 529-3868.
The PNA/Greenwood Senior Center
The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s mission is to build, engage and support our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. Their Greenwood Senior Center offers full range of classes, workshops and activities and has extensive programming and support for those living with memory loss and their care partners including support groups, individual counseling, arts and enrichment programs.