Last Updated on March 21, 2021

Memory Support

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Memory Fitness is a wellness program offered to Charlestown residents who are worried about their memory. The program is a 6 week-12 session classroom-based program focusing on Dr. Gary Small’s book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. Participants learn strategies and techniques to enhance memory, increase physical fitness, reduce stress, and adopt brain healthy eating habits.  See the Memory Fitness brochure with registration form below. Please contact Mary Evans, Community Resources for more information.

Memory Health is a planned approach for residents living independently who show signs of mild cognitive impairment or possibly an early diagnosis of memory loss. Supportive services include our Medical Center,  Intermissions Program,  and Brain Food Cafe memory health discussion group. To learn more about the Memory Health Program, please contact Lisa Roeder, Resident Services Manager for Independent Living, at 410-737-8838, x8057.

Memory Care is designed to provide supportive memory care services to those residents living in the continuing care areas of the community. The program encompasses three levels of engagement from individual achievement, to group involvement and also incorporates daily activities providing personal meaning, optimal independence, satisfaction and overall enjoyment of life. To learn more about the Memory Care Program, please contact Patricia Hagen, Memory Care Manager, at 410-737-8838, x3121.

Intermissions

Location: Caton Ridge, 3rd floor
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Intermissions is a structured social day program. Using a person-centered approach to our residents’ wellness, this enrichment program uses social experiences and fun programs to provide memory support for individuals with some memory loss or confusion. The program also offers respite services to family members and caregivers so they can run errands, connect with others, attend caregiver support groups, or most of all, take care of their own health and well-being.

Intermissions provides:

  • Highly trained and caring staff who honor each participant’s preferences and respond to their needs.
  •  A safe, familiar environment designed to enhance comfort and well-being.
  •  Greater opportunities for creativity, meaning, fulfillment and fun.
  • A wide variety of activities, programs, and events that address individual, emotional, functional, cognitive, and spiritual needs in a manner that promotes success and independence.

The Intermissions Program employs healthy habits, encouraging frequent hand washing and the wearing of masks throughout the program. The Intermissions suite is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily to provide a fresh environment. A lunch option is offered to participants. Participants are asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions prior to each program.

The program is flexible and will work around your needs to find the best schedule for your lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about this beneficial program or have questions about eligibility, please reach out to the Intermissions Program Coordinator,  Linda Armstrong at 443-297-3500 or via email at linda.armstrong@erickson.com

Memory Fitness Courses for 2020 – 2021