Meadowlark Memory Program

Memory Foundations Presentation

Meadowlark Memory Program is designed to help those dealing with memory and cognitive changes, as well as their caregivers. This program is open to anyone affected by memory and/or cognitive issues in the Flint Hills Region. We invite you to join us for support, valuable information and helpful strategies!

Classes and meetings are free and open to ALL! They take place at Meadowlark Hills (2121 Meadowlark Rd.) in Manhattan, Kansas. For the current meeting schedule, check out the weekly Meadowlark Messenger.

Significant support has been received in 2019 from the following businesses and organizations: Community First National Bank, Goldstein Trust, Kellstrom Pharmacy, Central National Bank, Coco Bolo's and Konza United Way.

Memory Activities Class (MAC)

This opportunity focuses on education, strategies, techniques, activities and discussions related to memory and cognition in an informal setting. It is led by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and all are welcome. Snacks provided. 

Meadowlark Memory Café

This new group features story sharing, reminiscing and social engagement. The group is facilitated by a licensed Social Worker and a Companion. All are welcome and snacks will be provided. 

ARTFul Memories

The Meadowlark Memory Program is collaborating with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Twice a month an Education Assistant will conduct a session of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). This will be a facilitated discussion of three different art images with joint participation by memory care receivers and caregivers. 

ARTFul Making

A program led by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art for a terrific way to de-stress, improve fine motor skills and socialize with friends. Together, participants and class facilitators develop new skills or revisit old ones while engaging in various art making activities (i.e. watercolor, collage). This program is offered free of charge through the Meadowlark Memory Program to people throughout the Flint Hills region.

Guided Meditation

Classes lead the participant through guided imagery to focus his or her mind on an object, thought or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Aromatherapy may be used. No prior experience or knowledge of mediation is required. 

Memory Care Partner Support Group

Group discussion that relates to challenges of a caregiver and ways to cope with the daily struggles of providing care to a loved one with memory and/or cognitive changes. This group is facilitated by a licensed Social Worker.

 

Contact

Michelle Haub, Special Programs Leader

(785) 323-3899

mhaub@meadowlark.org

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