SW Senior Center Support For Caregivers
Southwest Senior Center supports caregivers through our adult day program, DayElders and our social work services. If you or someone you know is giving care to a senior, they may not know about the options available to support them and the person for whom they are caring. Our social worker, Linda Walker, can help people understand the resources available. In addition, the DayElders Adult Day Program provides activities and services for people 50 and older who need support during the day and/or whose family could benefit from respite. For more information, contact Linda Walker about social work and Laura Campbell about the adult day program at 612-822-3194. Southwest Senior Center is located at 3612 Bryant Avenue S.
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SW Senior Center Celebrates Community Mosaic
Southwest Senior Center partnered with CARAG, the City of Minneapolis, and over 180 volunteers to create a Community Mosaic on the Bryant Ave Market exterior north wall. Everyone is invited to a celebration and unveiling on Saturday, November 19 at 10 am. The celebration begins at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave S, with a slide show featuring the mosaic building process by the many volunteer artists. At 11 am, the group will parade over to Bryant Ave Market, 3200 Bryant Ave S, to have the grand unveiling.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Schoenberger at 612.822.3194 or email@example.com.
The mosaic project was funded by the City of Minneapolis Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant, Calhoun Area Resident Action Group (CARAG) and Volunteers of America-Minnesota.
Music & Memory at Walker Methodist
Music & Memory is an amazing new program that is changing lives in nursing homes and memory care communities across the US. Walker Methodist began offering Music & Memory to their Memory Care residents two years ago when they became a Music & Memory Certified organization. The program was later expanded to other residents who benefited from it.
The story behind it and the amazing results have been captured in the documentary Alive Inside (available on youTube and Netflix). Walker Methodist Health Center will be offering a Free showing of Alive Inside on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 pm with a follow-up session led by Cathy Schutt, Director of Therapeutic recreation who helped establish Music & Memory at WMHC. Refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in learning more about Music & Memory either for your group or a family member, please contact Anne Tabat at Walker Methodist Health Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.