Mt. Zion, 1770 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Come learn about the MANY programs we offer to the community, along with our newest program, HeART Strings, a dementia-based music and art exploration program starting at Mt. Zion on February 8th!
HeART Strings, our new dementia-based art and music exploration 8 week program
February 8th – March 29th at Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, 30062
We have teamed up with a music therapist, along with talented area musicians and artists to provide a therapeutic, explorational and engaging experience for those individuals diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Participants will enjoy live music of varying genres, multiple art forms, all set to a theme to enhance this multi-sensory experience.
Caregivers of participants will be offered 3 educational opportunities while the care recipient is in session. (Aging 101 Simulation Program, Caregiver Support Group and Fireside chat with the Alzheimer’s Association.)
Cost:$50 for 8 week session**There are limited spaces and pre-assessments are required for participation.
To learn more about this and other Aloha to Aging, Inc. programs please join us for our Open House Tuesday, February 1st from 10am-12pm. If you are unable to make the open house you can email us email@example.com or go on their website www.alohatoaging.org
Here is your chance to have your very own “Aloha Geek Squad” guide you through your technology challenges.
A team of technology professionals will be on hand to assist you with the following:
1. How to use zoom
2. How to use email account
3. How to setup and use social media account; Facebook, Instagram
4. How to use your Apple or Android devices
5. How to use your calendar, text message, maps (GPS)
6. How to use and connect devices using Bluetooth
7. How to use find my iPhone
8. How to connect and print documents
9. How to move pictures
10. How to download apps on Apple and Android
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your top 2 or 3 technology needs and we will confirm your space a week prior to event. Please be sure to bring your phone, Ipad, etc with you. *$10 Donation Encouraged
Aging 101 Hands On Simulation
February 16th at 10:30AM
email email@example.com to register and inquire about upcoming dates and locations
Families, caregivers and professionals can reach a deeper level of understanding by spending some time “walking in their care recipients or clients shoes.” Activities mimic what it is like to feel confused, frustrated, isolated and more. Participants will gain compassion and empathy.
These simulation exercises help participants understand age-related health challenges faced by the older people they serve. These include neuropathy, hearing loss, vision loss, language and cognitive impairment, mobility and balance. Join us as we share experiences with peers to help you process lessons learned in a meaningful, memorable way. What is it like to live every day as an older adult facing one or more common, age-related health challenges? During the engaging, active learning simulation sessions, participants break into small groups for simulation exercises designed to provide insight into this important question. After the “hands-on” experiences, they gather to discuss how such challenges may impact an elder’s autonomy and ability to live independently.
Programs held at Covenant Presbyterian Church unless otherwise noted.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for all programs.
Family Caregiver Support Group – Feb 2nd 10:30AM
As a caregiver for family, partner or a friend, we offer a healthy, safe space to share and process the myriad mix of emotions and challenging decisions we experience as caregivers. New Attendees Welcome!
Care is provided for your loved one during meeting. Must RSVP in advance by calling 770-722-7641 or emailing email@example.com
Early Onset Dementia Carepartner Support Group **NEW
Open to those with Early Onset Dementia and their carepartners. Focus will be on finding joy, solutions, tips and support for navigating change. Questions? Please email us for upcoming dates and location.
Parkinson’s Disease CarePartner Monthly Support Group
February 7th at 2:00pm
Guest Speaker, Dana Serrano, owner of Gait-Mechanics, will lead discussion for finding the right assistive walking device as well as teach us the best way to fall.
New attendees (those with PD and their caregivers) are welcome!
DELAY the DISEASE – #1 PD Exercise Program
Mondays at 3:00pm (Must have assessment prior to signing up)
Aloha to Aging, Inc. is partnering with Empower Recreational Therapy to offer group exercise for People with Parkinson’s. Delay the DiseaseTM is an evidenced-based fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.
Delay the Disease was developed by David Zid, BA, ACE, APG, and Jackie Russell, RN BSN CNOR in Columbus, OH, this national wellness program is designed to retrain the mind and body. Participants report improvement in quality of life, regained ability to successfully manage the disease, and maintenance of independence. This program targets daily functional challenges and symptom-specific fitness agendas. Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease, valuable to newly diagnosed and progressed states alike.