"Arts 4 Alzheimer's" at the Spruill Education Center
Arts for Alzheimer's offers enrichment for those whose lives are touched by Alzheimer's and related dementias. The program was introduced by Tania Becker, who brought it to Atlanta from New York City's Museum of Modern Art. Classes are open to people with early stage memory loss living at home. Training courses are offered to artists who wish to teach in this program. And an educational class provides information and support for family and friends.
1. Arts 4 Alzheimer's Friday Class
A wonderful weekly arts program for people with early-stage memory loss, held at the Spruill Education Center every Friday. Trained Artist/Educators facilitate the classes in a variety of mediums (such as painting, pottery and collage). Classes are free of charge and open to people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease living at home. Before attending, please call Tania Becker at 404-492-6181 to reserve a spot as class size is limited.
2. Arts 4 Alzheimer's Training for Artist/ Educators
Volunteer Training Sessions: Are you an artist, designer, photographer, crafts person, etc...then this is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn to share your talents with people who are living with Alzheimer's disease. Please join us for a training session which is offered at the Spruill Education Center quarterly. Once trained, you will be able to use your talents to help people with Alzheimer's reconnect to their inner selves and find new outlets for creative expression at the classes on Friday.
3. Alzheimer's 101 Workshop
Caregivers, friends and family of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease often feel helpless: How does the disease affect the brain, the person? How will the disease progress? What resources are available to help me cope?
These questions and more will be explained in a non-medical, non-threatening environment. Free to the public and held quarterly, the next workshop will be offered. Please call for date and time. This program is presented jointly by Arts 4 Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer's Association.
Next Artist/Educator Training will be in January 2013 - Please contact Tania Becker.
For More Information Please Contact:
Tania Becker, Founding Director Arts 4 Alzheimer's l 404-492-6181 E-mail Tania@arts4alzheimers.com