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Artful Moments for persons with Dementia
September 17, 2018 @ 12:00 am - October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to have partnered with St. Peter’s Hospital and Foundation for Artful Moments, a unique program that makes art more accessible, experiential and enjoyable for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Artful Moments is a specially designed program to support the interests and abilities of persons with dementia who are living in the community, and their care partners. Spend time in the Galleries with an AGH Educator who will discuss themes, artists and connections to the art on display, and then join us in our Studio for creative hands-on activities. Each session will present new art and activities. Light refreshments will be served. Participants are encouraged to bring a family-member or care partner to share in the program – these support persons are welcomed at no extra charge.
Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required.
Please note that our program staff have training and experience in working with persons with dementia, however we will not be able to support participants with more advanced needs (such as toileting). For this reason, we strongly encourage participants to come with a support person.
Mondays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Session One: February 12, 26, March 5, 19, 26, April 2
Session Two: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 28
Session Three: June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16
Session Four: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29
AGH Members: $50 per session
Non-Members: $60 per session
Subsidies are available for those in need of financial assistance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The AGH is closed to the public on Mondays. To access the Gallery, please go to the Summer’s Lane door, and use the intercom button located at to the left of the door to call Security who will buzz you in. Come up to the main lobby where your AGH Educator will greet you. Elevator service is available if you need it – please tell security that you wish to use the elevator when you buzz them.
We will be evaluating the program and will ask participants and support persons to complete an anonymous questionnaire at the beginning and end of each session, as well as a short evaluation survey each week. We would appreciate your anonymous feedback and participation to help us further develop and study this program, however your participation in the evaluation of the program is optional.