, , , , ,

BRAIN BOOSTERS 101

Brain Boosters 101: Only a few seats left for our REFRESHED 4-week session starting May 23rd at Memory Matters.  Call (843) 842-6688 TODAY to reserve your seat.   Senior Program Director, Cathee Stegall, will be teaching the class.  To…
, , , , ,

SUNSET IN TUSCANY

  Hi, this is "Volunteer Mike", and here is the first blog I have directly written on our new website at mymemorymatters.org We have some great news! Our bold new vision “Optimizing Brain Wellness” was successfully launched…

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Lemon Garlic Sauce

By Chef Kim Baretta These burgers make a great party dish or weeknight supper.   Make them slider sized for a party or bigger for a burger in a whole wheat pita for supper.  The zucchini keeps them really moist and adds an extra vegetable…

Mediterranean Style Snapper al Cartoccio

By Chef Kim Baretta 4 5-ounce snapper fillets 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons fresh chopped flat leaf parsley 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1…

BEWARE OF THE THIEF

Alzheimer’s is a thief.  The dreaded disease can steal a parent or a spouse from your grip, from your life and from your happiness.  Its pervasive and often stealth reach can snatch serenity and tranquility from both victim and family. But…

The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done.

The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done. At some time in our lives Alzheimer’s and other dementias will touch nearly all of us. Those of us volunteering in Compass social day care programs or Connections classes ( in my case both of them) we…
,

DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING.

I love the way the participants in our Compass Program and Connections Class contribute to everyone having their best brain day. Their one-liners are so meaningful, like the one I used for the title of this blog. A Connections class gentleman…

ADDING LIFE TO YOUR YEARS

  Dear Readers: I am pleased to publish a second, well researched and thoughtful blog from my volunteer friend Bob Fortier. Bob is recovering from major surgery but still found time to think of Memory Matters and to provide this…

Three Bean Salad

By Chef Kim Baretta Beans are such a great source of fiber and protein that you should eat them every day.  This salad is a perfect accompaniment to fish or chicken or can be served as a light lunch. Serves 4-6 Dressing 1 large…

MUSIC FROM THE YOUNG, FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART!

  Sometime in May 2016 a friend asked me to write a blog about Memory Matters "through the eyes of a volunteer" working in the social day program we call Compass, and later in the Connections class we teach those with mild memory…