It is recognized that engagement in the cultural arts including visual arts, music, film, storytelling, etc., can enrich the lives of people living with memory loss and their care partners. These activities allow for self-expression and engagement, even after dementia has progressed.
By utilizing the rich cultural, educational, and social resources on Long Island, Making Memories through the Arts encourages dignified and stimulating interaction within the familiar setting of one’s community in planned, scheduled experiences.
MAKING MEMORIES AT THE MOVIES
A unique program designed for people living with memory loss and their care partners. Individuals of all ages enjoy clips of classic films and television programs followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, Making Memories at the Movies presents an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others in a familiar community setting.
MAKING MEMORIES WITH MUSIC
Making Memories with Music is a unique program designed for people living with memory loss and their care partners. Individuals of all ages enjoy singing along to familiar tunes presented by a featured musical entertainer. Recognizing that music has a unique power to spark memories and create emotional connections, Making Memories with Music presents an opportunity to reminisce through music while socializing with others in a familiar community setting
EXPLORING ART...MAKING MEMORIES
People living with memory loss and their care partners are invited to an artistic experience designed to stimulate new pathways of learning, expression, and memories. Specially trained professionals lead an interactive program looking closely at select works in the exhibition and encouraging group discussion. A hands-on activity related to the gallery tour or a musical performance completes each event.
MAKING MEMORIES INSPIRED BY THE SEA
Offered every other month at the Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor, this specialty program welcomes visitors to the quaint museum, where participants will reflect on an artifact from the museum's collection and create a themed art project.