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Art Appreciation: WONDERful event boosts Memory Program
May 24, 2023
Local not-for-profit focused on supporting people in living their best lives
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 changes in the Flint Hills Region and is free of charge. Referrals and/or registration are not required. Participants can attend classes as they are able. We invite you to join us for support, valuable information, and helpful strategies!
Classes and meetings are free and open to ALL! Most 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 from the following businesses and organizations: Community First National Bank, Goldstein Trust, Kellstrom Pharmacy, Central National Bank, Rockin K's, Meritrust Credit Union, and Konza United Way.
Typically meets on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
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.
Typically meets on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. (meets inconjunction with the Memory Care Partners Support Group)
This meeting includes story sharing, social engagement, and hands-on activities. The group is facilitated by a licensed Social Worker. All are welcome and snacks will be provided.
Typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.
The Meadowlark Memory Program collaborates with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Once 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.
Typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
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).
Typically meets on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. (meets inconjunction with Memory Cafe)
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. Additionaly benefits include forming connections, buildiing a support network, and discovering local and national resources. This group is facilitated by a licensed Social Worker.
Meet with our Memory Program staff for an informal opportunity to share your journey with cognitive changes. The team will assist you in identifying ideas and opportunities for education, exercise, engagement, and support. Consultations are encouraged for newly diagnosed, those with significant changes, or simply to check in. Please call (785) 323-3899 to schedule your free consultation.
Contact Meadowlark Memory Program at (785) 323-3899 to learn what opportunities are available for virtual or remote engagement.
2121 Meadowlark Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
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