These programs look like they’re meant for people with early stage memory loss. What about those who want or need some additional support?
Everyone’s interests and abilities are unique and the kinds of programs involved are quite varied. We encourage you to take a look at the list of programs, find any that look interesting, and call the contact person(s) listed to explore whether they may be a good fit.
While some of the programs are meant for persons living with early stage memory loss, others may be comfortable for persons who want or need more support in order to participate.
Probably some of the most accessible programs are Alzheimer’s Cafes. They are drop-in (no registration or pre-screening required!), free (besides whatever food or drink you may purchase), do not involve following a particular agenda, and can be a positive social experience for a person at any level of dementia.
Beyond the programs and events listed on the website, a few other programs might be of interest if you’re looking for a more structured, supportive environment:
· Elderwise offers a day program that incorporates arts enrichment.
· Full Life Care provides Adult Day Health programs around the Puget Sound region.
· The Frye Art Museum’s Bridges program brings arts engagement to your home.
· A list of other adult day programs in the state can be found here.