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ART: A GIFT TO BE TREASURED

ALL OF THE ART FEATURED IN THIS BLOG HAS BEEN PAINTED BY OUR AMAZING CONNECTIONS CLASS PARTICIPANTS! Some people are born with the God given talent to be an artist. e.g. a painter, sculptor or a musician. The remarkable gift, can…
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THE COLOR PURPLE

When I first decided to write this blog I was given some great advice from Cathee - a wonderful and spirited Program Director at Memory Matters. In order to fast track my learning Cathee  also recommended that I seek out and read other…
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YOUR FIRST STEP

Earlier this week Memory Matters held an Open House. This was something not previously offered, but we wanted to reach out to the community at large and increase awareness of our near twenty years of memory care experience, resource and innovative…
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SIDE BY SIDE

Some eighteen months ago a good community friend invited me to attend Memory Matters and observe first hand what it is like to be a volunteer in a memory day care facility.  Bob is that good friend and every Tuesday morning at 10 am, while…
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THE ART OF LISTENING

I recently attended one of our regular and helpful training programs, designed to not only equip us to be more effective volunteers, but to motivate us to aspire to make a difference in the lives of the participants we welcome into our…
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FOCUS

This child learned to focus naturally and it's only as she grows older will multi-tasking become a problem for her parents! Her parents and teachers will strive to teach focus. The Connections program this week led by Karen was dedicated…
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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!

It is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and both in the Club and Connections programs we have been recalling our school days when we were encouraged to learn and recite from plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo…
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OPTIMISM

Great day at Memory Matters! The participants in the Connections day program engaged in a really interesting and challenging discussion on "the benefits of an optimistic attitude". The word "happy" has many synonyms from ecstatic to exultant…
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WELCOME TO THE DEMENTIA DAY CARE VOLUNTEER'S BLOG

Hi, This blog and those that follow are intended to be read by all members of the family, not just the caregiver and the loved one diagnosed with a dementia, but sons and daughters and older grandchildren. I hope it will encourage families…