Join the “Minds on Art” Group at the Detroit Institute of Arts

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Obviously, I know that not everyone who reads this blog, either now or in the future, will be in the metro Detroit area. However, for those of you who are, Minds on Art is a fantastic new partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Specifically, it’s a FREE 6 week program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care-partners. This unique opportunity for individuals in the early and mid stages of the disease to create meaningful memories through art includes a 1 hour guided tour and discussion of some of the works in the DIA’s galleries and a 1 hour session in the studio to make your own work of art! Regardless if you are an experienced artist or only a beginner, this program provides opportunities for social engagement and cognitive stimulation in a safe, inspiring environment.

The Picasso Group- (for individuals with mid-stage dementia)
Meets Mondays at 1:00pm
for 6 consecutive weeks:
APR 8 – MAY 13
JUN 3 – JUL 8
SEP 9 – OCT 14
NOV 11 – DEC 16

The Van Gogh Group- (for individuals with early-stage dementia)
Meets Tuesdays at 1:00pm
for 6 consecutive weeks:
APR 9 – MAY 14
JUN 4 – JUL 9
SEP 10 – OCT 15
NOV 12 – DEC 17

For more information or to pre-register call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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