Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

Dementia-Friendly Activities in NYC: AFA’s Teal Room Community Classes in the Education and Resource Center

AFA’s Teal Room Community Classes provide a variety of in-person therapeutic programs ranging from the creative arts therapies, Broadway singer performances, chair yoga, gardening classes, and more! AFA’s Teal Room Community Classes are always FREE and open to the public. These classes are a great option for anyone looking for dementia-friendly activities in New York City.

Classes are offered in-person at AFA’s Education and Resource Center in Manhattan, located at: 322 8th Ave, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001.

Registration is required. Deadline is noon, day of event.

Masks are required at all times to ensure everyone’s safety. If you need any special assistance please let us know in advance by contacting Jackie Gatto jgatto@alzfdn.org or 866-232-8484.

We can’t wait to have you join us!

Featuring: the 2022 Summer Concert Series!

More upcoming dementia-friendly activities in New York City:


Jazz with The Anthony Ferrara Jazz Trio

August 18, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

AFA Education and Resource Center

322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

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AFA welcomes you to our Education and Resource Center for a music-filled afternoon! Enrich your day with some beautiful jazz music, presented by the Anthony Ferrara Jazz Trio! Enjoy the sweet, familiar sounds of jazz in a relaxing atmosphere.


Disco-Funk Chair Fitness with AFA’s Jackie

August 23, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

AFA Education and Resource Center

322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

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Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programing, Jackie Gatto, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP for a low-impact chair fitness class to energize your afternoon! Driven by the up-lifting beats of Funk and Disco music, this class will target all major muscle groups, while focusing on range of motion, strength, posture, and fun! Wear comfortable/loose fitted clothing and sneakers and join us for a funky-filled fitness class in AFA’s Education and Resource Center! Open to all abilities.


An Afternoon of Music with Concerts in Motion

August 24, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

AFA Education and Resource Center

322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

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Join AFA for an afternoon of reminiscence and music with Concerts in Motion! Concerts in Motion is a New York City-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides uplifting music that transforms lives, brings back memories, and makes anywhere feel like home. Let’s relax and enjoy some familiar songs in AFA’s Education and Resource Center!


Dance & Movement with AFA’s Jackie

August 30, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

AFA Education and Resource Center

322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

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Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programing, Jackie Gatto, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP, for a rhythmic and uplifting afternoon of dance! This class incorporates dance and movement to awaken the body and inspire the soul, both sitting in chairs and standing. A variety of props will be used to encourage you to move the body in different ways, while enticing creativity! No prior dance experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and secure shoes


Fun & Games with Jodie: 5 Senses Jeopardy

August 31, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

AFA Education and Resource Center

322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

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Join Recreational Therapist, Jodie Berman, MS, CTRS, CMDCP for an afternoon of fun and games! Discover and experience a variety of sights, songs, tastes, textures, and scents in this fun and interactive game, inspired by the popular show Jeopardy. Players will be encouraged to participate in a variety of ways where you can play to win or just have fun! Join us for an hour of engagement that stimulates all 5 senses in a social and supportive environment. Upon registration, please contact Jackie Gatto if you have any questions regarding food allergies and/or restrictions.


Visit our events calendar to learn more about other upcoming AFA events by clicking here.

Donor support makes all this possible.

AFA’s Teal Room Community Classes, like all therapeutic programming at AFA, are free to participants, because of our generous and loyal supporters. Your support is vital and helps us provide services like AFA’s Teal Room Community Classes and much more. Because you give to AFA, a mother will smile for the first time in months as she listens to a song from her childhood.

Your gift will help us help even more people.

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