Greenwood Senior Center : Memory Loss Programs

Our nationally-recognized memory loss programs include support for early-stage memory loss, opportunities to socialize safely for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and cultural and social events specifically tailored for the needs of those with memory loss.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is an early stage memory loss program for people living with Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment or other kinds of diagnosed memory disorders that impact their daily living. This program fosters a strong sense of community while providing cognitive stimulation, exercise, cultural enrichment and discussion. The Gathering Place runs on a quarter system, but new members can be added throughout the year. There is no drop-in availability. Pre-screening is required. Call Carin Mack, MSW at 206.230.0166 with any questions or to make an appointment.
Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1-4 pm. $35/session – some scholarships available.

The Alzheimer’s Café At The Stage Door Café

This Café provides an opportunity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners to get out and socialize in a safe environment. Paid parking is available in the immediate neighborhood. Call Carin at 206.230.0166 to learn more. Thank you to Aegis of Madison for their support of this program.
2nd Mondays, 3:30-5 pm. Free + your café order
Stage Door Café, 208 N 85th St. (Next to Taproot Theatre)

Re-Ignite The Mind With Improvisation & Play

Join your favorite Taproot Improv actors for an hour of stimulating theater fun that activates the brain as well as the funny bone. This class is perfect for people with ESML as it is all about creative engagement in the present. For more information, contact Pam Nolte: [email protected]   2nd Mondays, 2:30-3:30pm (Prior to Alz. Café, same location). $10 drop-in fee.

Special Alzheimer’s Café Dinner At Tutta Bella Wallingford

A special evening Café event for people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners and . Come expecting great food, socializing and laughter. Call Carin to learn more. Register by calling 206-297-0875. Thursday, Jun 14, 5:30-7pm. Tutta Bella 4411 Stone Way N., no cost beyond food ordered.

ESML Book Discussion Group

Join us for this special monthly group designed for individuals with early stage memory loss. Each session, we will read and discuss in the group a variety of pieces; short stories, essays and poems. No need to read anything ahead of time. Come enjoy the written word and the views of others. Register at 206.297.0875. Last Wednesdays, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30. 10:30am-12pm. Free. 

ESML Zoo Walk

Gentle to moderately paced one-mile walk, followed by a social gathering in the zoo café. Flat, paved surfaces. For those living with Early Stage Memory Loss; care partners welcome. Pre-registration is required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 206.529.3868. A partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Mondays, 9:30-11:15 am, Wednesdays 10-11:30 am. Free. Woodland Park Zoo

All Present: A Song Circle

A chorus for people with memory loss and community members who love to sing. Song sheets will be provided. Register at 206.297.0875.
Thursdays, Apr 5-May 24. 10:30 am – 12 pm. $40 PNA members/$60 Public

Yoga for Mood, Mind & Memory

Join instructor Carrie Pope, MSW for an hour of yoga and meditation specifically tailored for the needs of those with memory loss. Recent studies have shown that the practice of yoga in concert with meditation, can be connected to improvement in brain activity, mood, anxiety and coping skills. Chair or floor options available. Please wear comfortable clothing. Register at 206.297.0875. Fridays, Mar 16-May 4, 11am-12pm. Series: $40 PNA Members/$60 Non-Members. Care partners attend free.

See Support Groups page for additional memory loss services