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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, the Intermissions Program, The Brain Food Cafe Memory Health discussion group, Cognitive Training through Speech Therapy, and Mind Over Matter Carts in each lobby. To learn more about the Memory Health Program, please contact Suzanne Dillman, Resident Services Manager.
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 Heather Perry.
Intermissions is a day program, a part of the Independent Community, that provides structure and social stimulation for residents who are experiencing memory loss. The program focuses on the positive, and works hard to eliminate the negative feelings and concerns that often come with memory loss. The program provides a break in the day for caregivers and stimulation for the residents participating in the program. The program is available Monday – Friday, from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Many residents come two to three times a week. The program is flexible and will work around your needs to find the best schedule for your lifestyle.
Residents who attend the Intermissions program will benefit from an opportunity to participate in a wide range of stimulating activities in the context of a safe and structured environment. While participants are engaged in social activities, their care- givers benefit by having time to relax or take care of personal affairs and errands. 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.
Contact Kayleigh Reese or call 443-297-3500 to volunteer or be a participant.