Art in the Afternoon

11:00am-12:15pm

December 28, 2015

Art in the Afternoon is a program that fosters stimulating conversation, creative thinking and can stimulate distant memories among individuals with cognitive impairment.  This engaging program is free and open to individuals with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, frontotemporal dementia, multiple system atrophy or multiple sclerosis and their caregivers but an RSVP is requested. To register or inquire about the program, email louruvosocialserv@ccf.org or call 702.483.6055.

Cleveland Museum of Art Series: Season of Light

11:00am-12:00pm

December 15, 2015

Season of Light explores origins and rituals connected with Christmas, Hanukkah and Diwali, a festival of light celebrated among Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. These celebrations and commemorations fall late in the year and often make use of light. In the program, students view and discuss illuminated manuscripts, Indian sculptures, and other votive objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as menorahs from the collection of Temple Tiffereth Israel. Contact Christal, 702.778.6702, mendozc@ccf.org for additional information.

Art Explorations - Art Therapy

4:00pm-5:30pm

December 14, 2015

Engage in therapeutic art making experiences by working with a variety of art materials in a fun and friendly environment.  Discuss the art making process, the finished product and your feelings and emotions that emerge.  This new program is free and open to individuals with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, frontotemporal dementia, multiple system atrophy or multiple sclerosis and their caregivers but an RSVP is requested. To register or inquire about the program, email louruvosocialserv@ccf.org or call 702.483.6055.

Lunch & Learn: What Now? Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia and their Care Partners - David Troxel, MPH, Author

Noon-1:00pm

December 9, 2015

Being a care partner for a person with dementia can be a multiyear journey with financial, physical, and emotional stress. Ideas will be shared for adding quality of life to the person with dementia through activities and engagement using what he calls the 'Best Friends' approach. Learn new tools to reduce challenges and improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and for yourself! Bring your lunch, drink & dessert are provided. For more information on any of these no-cost events, please contact Susan Solorzano at solorzs@ccf.org or 702-483-6055.

Lunch & Learn: Mild Cognitive Impairment: What Does it Mean and What Can We Do About it? - Aaron Ritter, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Noon-1:00 p.m.

December 2, 2015

Patients with changes in their thinking or cognition are often given a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or MCI. Learn what this diagnosis means and what treatments and interventions have been shown to be helpful for people with MCI. Bring your lunch, drink and dessert provided. For more information on any of these no-cost events, please contact Susan Solorzano at solorzs@ccf.org or 702-483-6055.

Cleveland Museum of Art Series: Gods and Heroes of India

11:00am-12:00pm

December 1, 2015

The adventures of Rama and Hanuman in the Indian epic, The Ramayana, are just a few of the fascinating stories of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes covered in this introduction to the history and culture of India. Students are introduced to the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, as the man-lion Narasimha, and the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, through works of art in the museum's collection. Contact Christal, 702.778.6702, mendozc@ccf.org for additional information.