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.

Watch a documentary film by participants of The Gathering Place, Memory Loss: In Our Own Words. (16 min)

See the 5-minute abridged version of the film

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.
2nd Mondays, 1-2:30 pm. Free + your café order
Stage Door Café, 208 N 85th St. (Next to Taproot Theatre)

Alzheimer’s Café Dinner at Tutta Bella

A special evening Café event for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their care partners. Come expecting a festive Valentine’s Day dinner in a safe, supported environment.
Wednesday, Feb 12, 5:30-7pm. Free + your café order.
Tutta Bella Wallingford, 4411 Stone Way N.

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, 2:30-3:30 pm (following Alzheimer’s Café, same location). $10 drop-in fee.

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, Oct 17-Dec 19. 10:30 am – 12 pm. $40 PNA members/$60 Public

Dementia Friendly Ceramics

Enjoy the endless possibilities of creating with clay. This ceramics class will focus on the basic techniques for hand building with clay. With emphasis on the process for sculpting and free expression. Mondays, 10-11am. $5/class, no charge for caregivers.

Gentle Zumba

Gentle Zumba is a memory loss-inclusive dance party that is designed for low-impact fun! Come in comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water, and be prepared to have fun. Drop-ins and adults of all ages welcome. Mondays, 11am-12pm. $3/class.

Creative Journaling for Memory Loss

Journaling is a meaningful way to record our day-to-day lives, process our emotions, stimulate our minds and make sense of the journeys we’re on.  In this new group – designed for folks experiencing Early Stage Memory Loss or Mild Cognitive Impairment – we will use poetry, essays, music, meditation and more to spark conversation and guide our journal entries.  Each week will include a facilitated discussion and group writing exercises, as well as additional prompts to encourage journaling at home. Tuesdays, Jan 14 – Feb 25. 10:30-11am. $10/series.

See Support Groups page for additional memory loss services