Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) offers an award-winning Dementia-Inclusive Series, providing free creative and social enrichment programs for individuals experiencing early-stage memory loss, their caregivers, families, and friends. Launched in 2015, the series is a collaborative effort involving senior services organizations, eldercare and memory care professionals, and arts groups in the Puget Sound region.
ECA is committed to providing a space where community members experiencing memory loss feel welcome and valued; where their creative contributions are celebrated; and where joyful quality time can be spent with care partners and loved ones.
2023-2024 Dementia-Inclusive Workshop Series:
A Community Journey through Art, Music & Movement
The 2023-2024 Dementia-Inclusive Workshop Series: A Community Journey through Art, Music & Movement, is presented by ECA in partnership with SilverKite Community Arts LLC. This series includes seven free workshops scheduled from October 2023 to May 2024. The workshops encompass various activities, including music-making, movement, and visual arts.
Who can attend:
- Individuals experiencing early-stage memory loss and their caregivers and/or peer support navigators.
- Caregivers and peer support navigators caring for individuals experiencing advanced memory loss. (Please contact diana@EC4Arts.org for further information on how to register as an individual caregiver or peer support navigator.)
- October 4, 2023
- November 8, 2023
- December 6, 2023
- February 7, 2024
- March 6, 2024
- April 3, 2024
- May 1, 2024
All workshops take place on Wednesday mornings, from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, in the accessible lobby space at Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, WA.
- Participants are asked to register as a pair for the entire 7-month series.
- There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
- The workshop series can accommodate up to 20 participants.
- Online registration is available by clicking the button below, or by calling 425.275.9595.
- Each session starts with a 10-minute artistic warm-up activity to foster connection among participants.
- The workshop is then divided into two groups: one for individuals experiencing early-stage memory loss and another for caregivers and peer support navigators.
- Both groups engage in a 45-minute arts learning activity, which could involve movement exploration, music-making, and/or art creation.
- Two specialized SilverKite Teaching Artists lead the groups with support from ECA staff.
- The workshop concludes with both groups coming together for a reflective session where they can share insights and strengthen bonds.
Please reach out to Diana Ortega, Director of Education & Community Engagement with any questions about the workshop series at firstname.lastname@example.org.