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April 2021

Virtual Community Class: Storytelling & Art with Kathryne

April 5 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join Kathryne Fassbender, CDCS, for an inspiring storytelling 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 by: Berthe Morisot, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet This event…

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Virtual Community Class: Stretch & Flex Fitness

April 6 @ 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! You 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 fun fitness class! No prior fitness experience required. This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Virtual Community Class: Art with Marnie

April 7 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join Marnie Herlands, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, for a virtual art therapy session! You will be led through a brief mindful breathing exercise and then create art focusing on a color that you are drawn to. Colors have different meanings, including individual or universal meanings. For example, blue is a cool color and blue skies or the ocean are often associated with relaxation or serene feelings. Red is a warm color and it is often associated with intense emotions, such as…

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Virtual Voyage Wednesday: Spring Wildlife Walk

April 7 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Every Wednesday evening, AFA will take you on virtual tours globally from the comfort of home. For this week's Virtual Voyage Wednesday, we will go on a spring wildlife walk through Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center at University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a virtual voyage! This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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Care Connection Webinar: Preserving Oral Health in Alzheimer’s

April 8 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Maintaining oral health can be particularly challenging for persons with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This presentation will discuss the bidirectional relationship between dementia and oral health, list goals of long-term oral health care in persons with dementia, describe the ideal and minimum oral hygiene practices for persons with dementia, and address common questions from caregivers regarding communication and overcoming reluctance to go to the dentist.   Guest speaker: Judith Ann Jones, DDS, MPH, DScD Former President, The American…

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Virtual Community Class: Trivia Time

April 8 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join AFA for some trivia! In this virtual class, you will experience a fun and interactive trivia game. Each session, you will learn about a new topic and explore it from new perspectives. Let’s test our knowledge and learn something new! This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Activity Tip for the Weekend: Rainy Day Activities

April 9 @ 10:00 am EDT

Rainy April days don’t have to get you down! In this activity tip, Jackie will show you how to fill your rainy day with enriching activities. This event will take place on AFA’s Facebook page: facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.

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Virtual Community Class: Music with Eric

April 9 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Eric Fraser, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is a unique music therapist masterfully blending his 20 years of experience as an Indian classical flute player and a music therapist! In this virtual music session, you will explore the beautiful and peaceful sounds of Indian classical flute. This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Virtual Community Class: Chair Yoga Series – Gratitude

April 10 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Join Sheryl Oleksak, 500 ERYT, for a 4-week 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 Gratitude. This event will take place at the AFA Teal Room: www.alzfdn.org/afatealroom.

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Virtual Community Class: Music with Monique Stephen

April 11 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Music Series with Monique & Stephen: Flowery Beats - Join Monique & Stephen from SoulWorks Rhythm® for a 4-week series of music-making experience filled with rhythm and creativity! Therapeutic rhythm making is versatile and easily accessible. It's also a fun way to reduce stress, boost the immune system, and increase socialization. Our programs are designed to engage participants in their creativity, foster physical activity through arm movement, foot tapping and smiling, and release stress by providing a nonthreatening outlet for…

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