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August 2021

Care Connection Webinar: Exploring Dimensions of Spirituality & Dementia

August 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Stigma, fear, and negative stereotypes often surround dementia, but more life-affirming approaches to this common and complex human condition are possible. This webinar will explore spiritual aspects of dementia, highlighting the power and possibilities of reframing dementia in hopeful, humanizing terms. Participants will be invited to consider dementia beyond progressive vacancy and dread—making room for creativity, imagination, meaning, and deepened relationships. Guest speaker: Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper Author, On Vanishing: Morality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear Minister, Older…

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Virtual Community Class: Sing-Along with AFA

August 12 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join AFA for an enriching and fun sing-along! For today’s virtual class, song lyrics will be presented on your screen to follow and sing along. Warm up your voice and let’s start singing some amazing music! This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room:

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Virtual Community Class: Storytelling & Art with Kathryne

August 13 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join Kathryne Fassbender, CDCS, for an inspiring Storytelling session! In this virtual session, you will examine history, art, culture, and other topics of interest through the process of TimeSlips Storytelling and collective conversation. You will explore 3 works of art that are interconnected in some way or another. You will create a story for one of the art pieces and then dive into what connects the works and the world they were created in. Works: TBD Theme: Living Artist This…

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Virtual Community Class: Moving with Balance (10-Week Series)

August 14 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Moving with Balance – Week 7 – Let’s move with… Move with Move With Balance®! Giving Back’s program, Move With Balance® mission is to prevent injuries from falls and enhance cognitive functions for all older adults. During this 10-week fitness series, you will improve physical strength, postural balance, cognitive skills, and mental acuity in every virtual session! This series is presented in both English and Spanish. You can do the exercises alone, but it is way more fun to do the…

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Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga with Sheryl

August 15 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for a chair yoga series that will open your heart and connect your mind and body. This practice will bring you a sense of freedom from any tension or stress and leave you with feelings of safety and comfort. This week’s focus is Smile. This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room:

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Facebook Popup with Jackie: Motivation Monday

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 30, 2021

Start your Monday’s with a motivational quote with AFA! Jackie, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP, Will stream live on AFA’s Facebook page approximately 5-10 minutes. This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page:

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Virtual Community Class: Ukulele Sing-Along with Drew

August 16 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join Drew Laney, MT-BC, for a fun-filled virtual ukulele sing-along. This sing-along will include a variety of familiar tunes that will get you moving and singing along! This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room:

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Educating America Tour: Idaho

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Click here to register Conference Agenda   10 am – 10:15 am MT Welcome & About AFA Charles J.  Fuschillo, Jr. President & CEO, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America     10:15 am – 11:00 am Overcoming Alzheimer’s Disease Despite the Odds Troy Rohn, PhD Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University     11:00 am – 11:45 am Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home Jennifer Reeder, LCSW, SIFI Director of Educational & Social Services, Alzheimer's Foundation of America     11:45…

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Virtual Community Class: Stretch & Flex Fitness

August 17 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join AFA’s Manager of Therapeutic Programing, Jackie, MS, R-DMT, LCAT-LP, CDP, for a low-impact chair fitness class! This class will target all major muscle groups, while focusing on a range of motion, strength, posture, and fun! Wear comfortable/loose fitted clothing, and sneakers and join us for a fun fitness class! No prior fitness experience required. This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room:

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LIVE Interactive Webinar Training: Understanding the Path of Those Who Wander

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

During this LIVE Interactive Webinar workshop, participants will build knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease and explore symptoms that can lead a person to go out in search of something outside of their current setting.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore what it may be like to walk in the shoes of someone who is wandering to build empathy and insight into this behavior. In addition, this workshop will explore the signs and symptoms that can lead to challenges and identify…

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