Lyngblomsten, a senior care organization serving older adults in the Twin Cities since 1906, is launching a new educational enrichment class called the Memory Collective for adults living at home and experiencing memory loss. The online class, which will begin in February 2022, offers participants a supportive community where they will discover ways to keep living their best life possible.
“We are honoring people where they are and building on their strengths,” said Julie Pfab, Director of Community Services for Lyngblomsten.
Pfab noted there are resources and support systems available for adults living at home with memory loss, but they’re limited. The Memory Collective seeks to fill this gap by providing participants (including persons who may have just learned they have dementia) with an opportunity to come together and form meaningful connections with others on a similar journey.
There will be four Memory Collective classes in 2022, each one lasting eight weeks. For the first seven weeks, the participant and one optional guest (e.g., friend, family member, spouse) will gather virtually with others for a 90-minute online Zoom session facilitated by Lyngblomsten staff. Each session will feature a variety of educational topics and activities, as well as time for participants to share their life experiences as they learn from each other and build a social group. After the online series concludes, the group will come together for an in-person outing at a local destination (e.g., museum, park) based on the class theme.
The first eight-week Memory Collective class begins the week of February 1 and its theme will be Minnesota Fun Facts. The fee for participating is $175 (which includes the cost for a guest).
For more information about Lyngblomsten’s Memory Collective, contact Carolyn Klaver, Community Dementia Care Specialist with 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 414-5292, or visit www.lyngblomsten.org/MemoryCollective.
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