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Past Events

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Dementia Education & Support Programs - New Town Dementia Caring Community

The New Town Dementia Caring Community project provides educational programs, caregiver support groups, and memory cafés in and around the New Town/College Gardens neighborhood. Programs have been held throughout the community, at Edward Waters College Health Disparities Center, Schell Sweet Community Resource Center, Emmett Reed Community Center, Eugene Butler Middle School, Campus Towers, Louis Dinah Senior Center, and Dallas James Graham Public Library. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming programs.

Caregiver Workshop & Retreat – New Town Dementia Caring Community

American Beach Community Center & Museum
Thursday, August 22, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm

This workshop provided education, skills-training, respite, and support for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and AD-related dementia. Experts were on hand to answer questions, teach stress management skills, and provide the latest information on dementia care.

Dementia Friendly Youth

Northside Church of Christ
Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm

People of all ages can be affected by dementia, and children are no exception. Children may have a loved one with dementia, or be impacted by the struggle of a parent needing to divide their caregiving between the child and a family member with dementia. This program helps children understand dementia and how they can help. If you would like to know more about bringing this program to a school or youth group, please contact us.

Dementia Friendly Business

Edward Waters College Health Disparities Center
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00-8:00pm

Many of us go shopping, to the bank, and out to eat with little thought or planning, but people with dementia and their caregivers can often find these activities challenging. Businesses that are well informed about dementia can reduce the stigma, embarrassment, and frustration that people with dementia can feel when they are out in their communities. This program helps train the staff of businesses and service organizations to recognize signs of dementia in customers and clients, and to create a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all. Additionally, caregivers in the workplace face unique stresses that co-workers and supervisors may not understand. This program can also help employers and co-workers better understand the needs of caregivers and support them in ways that improve job satisfaction and productivity. If you would like to know more about bringing this program to your business or organization, please contact us.

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center - Celebration of Research

Kinne Auditorium, Mayo Clinic Florida
Thursday, May 23, 2019
11:00am – 1:00pm

This annual luncheon event is held for Mayo Clinic ADRC study participants and their guests. Scientists and staff from the center share the latest discoveries on Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related disorders that guests have helped uncover through their participation in ADRC discovery opportunities.

Forget Me Not – The Award Winning Stage Play

The Ritz Theater
Saturday, December 29, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm

Free performances of this award winning stage production were sponsored by the Mayo Clinic ADRC, taking audience members into the life of a family facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Don’t Be in Denial - Invited Lecture

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Reverend Al Sharpton presented a community call to action against Alzheimer’s disease through his personal story and loving tribute to his mother Ada, who passed away with this disease.