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Memory Café hosts visual artist

Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s March Memory Café will feature visual artist, Tessa Windt, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave.

Windt has worked with senior adults, helping to cultivate creative engagement to build connection and address the isolation faced by many older adults. Since 2015, she has been Artist-in-Residence for the Phoenix Art Museum’s Arts Engagement Program, a program for older adults with memory loss and their care partners. In 2016, she served as a mentor artist to the first Teaching Artist Institute for the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ three-year AZ Creative Aging Initiative.

The Memory Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners. Offered on the first Thursday of the month, each café has a new theme and includes meaningful, fun activities to engage the participants and stimulate their minds and bodies.

There is no charge but registration is required. To register or for more information, e-mail kathy.rood@jfcsaz.org or call 602-452-4627.

 

 

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