Jul 27 Memory Café celebrates music

Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

  • Jul 27: Make Your Own Kind of Music. Let’s make some good, old-fashioned music. Listening to and singing along with music benefits all involved. What are your favorite tunes? Who are your favorite performers? What style of music gets you moving? Music lovers of all ages welcome.
  • Aug 24: Star Light, Star Bright. The first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. is happening on Aug 21; it’s expected to be the most-viewed ever. Come share your star-gazing stories.
  • Sep 28: Healing Touch. Sara Schneider of Balanced Massage shares the power of healing touch. We'll also talk about the wonderful state and national parks in Wisconsin. Bring stories and photos of your favorite travels.  
  • Oct 26: Old Time Radio. No TV? No internet? How about listening to the radio. We'll travel back in time to listen to some favorites, including Jack Benny, "Gunsmoke," "Dragnet," "Our Miss Brooks," "An Evening with Groucho," "Sherlock Holmes" and "Life of Riley," to name a few. We'll try our talent and become the characters for our own mini-radio program.
  • Nov 16: You've Got a Friend in Me. (Note date change.) This month we'll celebrate caregivers for all they do and for the impact they have in the lives of people with Alzheimer's. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons that leave a lasting impression.
  • Dec 14: Man's Best Friend. (Note date change.) Dogs, cats, fish, birds? Fido, Buddy, Daisy, Kitty, Misty, Oscar? Who have you shared your love with? Photos and stories of favorite pets are welcome. We'll give our mind a workout developing a story in Once Upon a Story Time.

Memory Cafés are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association; Legacies: Family and Organizational Historians; and the Fond du Lac Public Library. For more information about Memory Cafés or Alzheimer's disease, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900.

 

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