Arts-based groups for families living with dementia

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM

Location: Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville on 1/31/13 4-6:30 p.m. and 2/1/13 12:30-1:30p.m.

Event Description

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM EST

Binghamton University's Southern Tier Center on Aging is collaborating with community agencies in Broome and Tioga counties to provide arts-based groups for families living with dementia through the Pathways Project. The groups provide a venue for older persons with dementia and their family members to engage in the creation of expressive art pieces. Through the art-making process, persons with dementia will enhance socialization, engage in reminiscence and be able to share their life experiences with others. Family members will learn ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities and stimulate aspects of brain functioning.

An information and registration session will be held at the Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville on 1/31/13 4-6:30 p.m. and 2/1/13 12:30-1:30p.m.

Groups will be held throughout the winter and spring in Broome and Tioga counties. For further information you may contact Dr. Paul Gould at pgould@binghamton.edu or call (607) 777-9160.

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