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322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
8662328484 www.alzfdn.org

June 2018

Care Connection Community Class: Gardening for Life: Herbs for the Home

June 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Gwenn Fried, Manager of Horticultural Therapy Services in NYU, for a cognitively stimulating, hands-on, nature based activity. You can also take home the plant, craft, or flower arrangement. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class-Mah-Jongg Party

June 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Do you love to play mah-jongg? Do you want to learn to play mah-jongg? We will have a teacher on hand to help you learn. Whether you are a beginner or an expert at mah-jongg, you are welcome to the “Mah-Jongg Party” with AFA and Touching Hearts. Playing mah-jongg is a great way to be mentally active, have fun, and socialize.   Click here to register

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AFA Care Connection Coffee Talk: Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Brain Health

June 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Click here to register Workshop provided by Senior Helpers. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Estate Planning Documents 101

June 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Click here to register Guest speaker: Burner Law Group Click here to register

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July 2018

Care Connection Community Class: Gardening for Life: Summer Blooms

July 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Gwenn Fried, Manager of Horticultural Therapy Services in NYU, for a cognitively stimulating, hands-on, nature based activity. You can also take home the plant, craft, or flower arrangement. This event is sold-out but you can find additional community classes by clicking here.

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Care Connection Coffee Talk: Meaningful Engagement: A Strength Based Approach

July 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Community Class: “I Got Rhythm” Drum Circle

July 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join music therapist Ariel Weissberger MA, MT-BC, LCAT, from Berko Music Therapy for a memorable creative music experience. Participants will get an opportunity to actively engage in music by playing a percussion instrument of choice including congas, djembe, shakers, and tambourines. Familiar songs will be played live to provide a structural context for the groups music. Previous experience in music is not necessary to fully benefit. Ariel is a board certified music therapist and professional percussionist with vast experience facilitating…

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AFA Care Connection Sunset Series: Understanding Family Dynamics in Dementia Care

July 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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This event is sold out, but you can find other upcoming educational workshops by clicking here.   Sponsored by 305 West End Assisted Living.  

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Care Connection Community Class: Ballroom Burn with Rhythm Break Cares

July 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Ballroom burn is light/low impact aerobic dance class that will have you dancing the basics of virtually every Ballroom Dance, from Waltz to Cha-Cha in one fun-filled action packed 45-60 minute class. This class is a great way to engage the mind/body connection while learning and reinforcing the basics of the Waltz, Fox trot, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. No partner or experience necessary.  Dance instruction by Rhythm Break Cares. This event is sold out, but you…

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AFA Movie Matinee- “On the Town”

July 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA as we view the NYC classic Movie “On the Town”.  Fun-loving sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) have 24 hours of shore leave in New York City, and they want to make every second count. While Chip hooks up with loudmouth cab driver Brunhilde (Betty Garrett) and Ozzie swoons for prim anthropologist Claire (Ann Miller), Gabey falls in love with an actress he sees in an advertisement, Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen). Leonard Bernstein, with lyricists…

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August 2018

Care Connection Community Class: Sing for your Seniors Broadway Hour

August 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Sing for your Seniors enriches lives through the universal language of music through the performance of professional artists to entertain, foster connection and create shared joy. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: “I Got Rhythm” Drum Circle

August 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join music therapist Ariel Weissberger MA, MT-BC, LCAT, from Berko Music Therapy for a memorable creative music experience. Participants will get an opportunity to actively engage in music by playing a percussion instrument of choice including congas, djembe, shakers, and tambourines. Familiar songs will be played live to provide a structural context for the groups music. Previous experience in music is not necessary to fully benefit. Ariel is a board certified music therapist and professional percussionist with vast experience facilitating…

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Care Connection Community Class: Gardening for Life: Preserving Summer Blooms

August 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Gwenn Fried, Manager of Horticultural Therapy Services in NYU, for a cognitively stimulating, hands-on, nature based activity. You can also take home the plant, craft, or flower arrangement. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Ballroom Burn with Rhythm Break Cares

August 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Ballroom burn is light/low impact aerobic dance class that will have you dancing the basics of virtually every Ballroom Dance, from Waltz to Cha-Cha in one fun-filled action packed 45-60 minute class. This class is a great way to engage the mind/body connection while learning and reinforcing the basics of the Waltz, Fox trot, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. No partner or experience necessary.  Dance instruction by Rhythm Break Cares. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Chair Yoga

August 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Tonya Sisco for an afternoon of yoga, movement, and breathing practice. Gain a greater sense of ease and calm in the body, mind, and breath, and increase mobility through stretching, toning, and strengthening the body. Click here to register

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September 2018

Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Jazz

September 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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  Join New York Youth Symphony  saxophonist Anthony Ferrara and his jazz band as they play popular songs from the 40s and 50s. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Drama Improv

September 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music.   Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

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Care Connection Sunset Series: What Direction to Take: Understanding the Path of the Wanderer

September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Coffee Talk: Caring for an Aging Parent

September 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon with Therapy Dogs

September 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Registration for this event is full, but you can view additional community programs by clicking here. Join the Good Dog Foundation for an hour of interacting with therapy dogs to de-stress, reminisce, and increase feelings of happiness.  

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Care Connection Community Class: Ballroom Burn with Rhythm Break Cares

September 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Ballroom burn is light/low impact aerobic dance class that will have you dancing the basics of virtually every Ballroom Dance, from Waltz to Cha-Cha in one fun-filled action packed 45-60 minute class. This class is a great way to engage the mind/body connection while learning and reinforcing the basics of the Waltz, Fox trot, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. No partner or experience necessary.  Dance instruction by Rhythm Break Cares. Click here to register

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October 2018

Care Connection Community Class: Nutrition Workshop: Anti-Inflammatory Diet

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Diet plays an important role in health and wellness.  Guest speaker Lauren Kelly, MS, RD, CDN will be providing nutritional tips about foods that can reduce inflammation and promote overall health. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Broadway Music Concert

October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Music is a great tool which can improve communication, stimulate your mind and lift your spirits. This free program allows participants to experience live music and the enrichment it can bring to their lives. Talented volunteers from Sing for Your Seniors, who are all Broadway and Broadway-bound artists, will perform live and connect with the audience through music. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Drama Improv

October 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music.   Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

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Care Connection Sunset Series: Compassion at End of Life

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Event sponsored by Renewal Care. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: “I Got Rhythm” Drum Circle

October 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join music therapist Ariel Weissberger MA, MT-BC, LCAT, from Berko Music Therapy for a memorable creative music experience. Participants will get an opportunity to actively engage in music by playing a percussion instrument of choice including congas, djembe, shakers, and tambourines. Familiar songs will be played live to provide a structural context for the groups music. Previous experience in music is not necessary to fully benefit. Ariel is a board certified music therapist and professional percussionist with vast experience facilitating…

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Care Connection Community Class: Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts

October 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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What is the difference between a will and a trust? AFA welcomes the Burner Law Group, P.C. as we gather to discuss the importance of Estate Planning and explain the different document types, including wills and trusts. Click here to register  

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Care Connection Community Class: Ballroom Burn

October 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Ballroom burn is light/low impact aerobic dance class that will have you dancing the basics of virtually every Ballroom Dance, from Waltz to Cha-Cha in one fun-filled action packed 45-60 minute class. This class is a great way to engage the mind/body connection while learning and reinforcing the basics of the Waltz, Fox trot, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. No partner or experience necessary.  Dance instruction by Rhythm Break Cares. Click here to register

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November 2018

Care Connection Community Class: Stress Reduction and Self Care

November 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Whether you are recovering from an illness or you just need to be treated with TLC, this class is for you. In a world of constant overwork and over stimulus, it is imperative to find a meditative sanctuary. Urban Zen's Integrative therapists offer a session of restorative poses, aromatherapy, reiki, breath awareness, and guided meditation.  Presented by Urban Zen.  Click here to register

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Caregiver Education Series: Brain Health and Wellness

November 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Gain a better understanding of the brain and its function as we age as well as insight into the differences between normal age related  changes in the brain and the more serious decline of dementia related illness.  We will explore how to engage with doctors about brain health concerns, current treatments for cognitive impairment, and steps to best maintain overall brain health and wellness. Click here to register

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Care Connection Coffee Talk: Alzheimer’s Disease and Care Partner Stress

November 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Sponsored by ComForCare. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Gardening for Life: Thanksgiving Themed Project

November 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and NYU’s Horticultural Therapy program, for a cognitively stimulating, hands-on, nature based activity. You can also take home the craft following the class. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Mah-Jongg

November 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Do you love to play mah-jongg? Do you want to learn to play mah-jongg? We will have a teacher on hand to help you learn. Whether you are a beginner or an expert at mah-jongg, you are welcome to the “Mah-Jongg Party” with AFA and Touching Hearts. Playing mah-jongg is a great way to be mentally active, have fun, and socialize.   Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Improv Comedy Workshop

November 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Cherub Improv for a workshop to provide healing through laughter. Various exercises and games will help stimulate creativity, language, and memory. Click here to register  

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December 2018

Care Connection Community Class: Broadway Music Concert

December 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Music is a great tool which can improve communication, stimulate your mind and lift your spirits. This free program allows participants to experience live music and the enrichment it can bring to their lives. Talented volunteers from Sing for Your Seniors, who are all Broadway and Broadway-bound artists, will perform live and connect with the audience through music. To protect the health and safety of our participants and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AFA's community classes will be held…

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Care Connection Community Class: Chair Yoga

December 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Tonya Sisco for an afternoon of yoga, movement, and breathing practice. Gain a greater sense of ease and calm in the body, mind, and breath, and increase mobility through stretching, toning, and strengthening the body. Click here to register

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Drama Improv

December 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music.   Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

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Orpheus Reflections: Musical Concert

December 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Performances of classical works are interspersed with familiar generational favorites, sparking a range of reactions, from singing and dancing to smiles. Following the performance, musicians from Orpheus also take time to speak with attendees and answer questions. Music can bring emotional and physical closeness, help to ease stress, and encourage positive interactions. Click here to register

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Movie Matinee: Miracle on 34th Street

December 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA as we view the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street. In this film, an man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for a Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to…

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January 2019

Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Therapy Dogs

January 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join the Good Dog Foundation for an hour of interacting with therapy dogs to de-stress, reminisce, and increase feelings of happiness. Click here to register  

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Care Connection Community Class: Dramatic Improv

January 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music.   Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Chair Yoga

January 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Tonya Sisco for an afternoon of yoga, movement, and breathing practice. Gain a greater sense of ease and calm in the body, mind, and breath, and increase mobility through stretching, toning, and strengthening the body. Click here to register

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Creative Arts with Margalit

January 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Margalit Cutler for a creative arts class. In this class, we will create tissue paper collages that resemble stained glass windows and depict Winter memories. These collages brighten up the room as light shines through them. The project is flexible to suite different skill levels and creative interests. Workshop goals include creative growth, development of nonverbal communication skills, instilled confidence through creation and sharing, sense of community and fun! Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Jazz

January 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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  Join New York Youth Symphony  saxophonist Anthony Ferrara and his jazz band as they play popular songs from the 40s and 50s. Click here to register

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Care Connection Sunset Series: The Value of Friendship

January 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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  Registration for this program is full, but you can view other upcoming community classes by clicking below: Click here to view upcoming events Event sponsored by ComForCare NYC.

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Care Connection Community Class: Broadway Hour

January 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Music is a great tool which can improve communication, stimulate your mind and lift your spirits. This free program allows participants to experience live music and the enrichment it can bring to their lives. Talented volunteers from Sing for Your Seniors, who are all Broadway and Broadway-bound artists, will perform live and connect with the audience through music. Click here to register

Find out more »

February 2019

Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Therapy Dogs

February 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join the Good Dog Foundation for an hour of interacting with therapy dogs to de-stress, reminisce, and increase feelings of happiness. Click here to register  

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Dramatic Improv

February 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music.   Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Orpheus Reflections-Musical Concert

February 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Performances of classical works are interspersed with familiar generational favorites, sparking a range of reactions, from singing and dancing to smiles. Following the performance, musicians from Orpheus also take time to speak with attendees and answer questions. Music can bring emotional and physical closeness, help to ease stress, and encourage positive interactions. Click here to register

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Movie Matinee

February 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA as we watch this classic love story. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet and fall in love, and though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building.  Movie theater snacks will be provided.  This event is free and open to all! Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Matisse Inspired Art Workshop

February 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Engaging fine art workshop inspired by Henri Matisse’s, “Cut-Outs.” Artists will work together or independently to create cut paper symbols and shapes in the style of master artist Henry Matisse. Session facilitated by True Care Home Health Care. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Ballroom Burn

February 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Ballroom burn is light/low impact aerobic dance class that will have you dancing the basics of virtually every Ballroom Dance, from Waltz to Cha-Cha in one fun-filled action packed 45-60 minute class. This class is a great way to engage the mind/body connection while learning and reinforcing the basics of the Waltz, Fox trot, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. No partner or experience necessary.  Dance instruction by Rhythm Break Cares. Click here to register

Find out more »

Care Connection Sunset Series: The LGBT Community and Dementia

February 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Registration for this event is currently full.  Click here to view other upcoming professional training programs or call AFA's Department of Education and Social Services at 866-232-8484. Event sponsored by Renewal Care Partners and co-facilitated with SAGE.

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Care Connection Community Class: “I Got Rhythm” Drum Circle

February 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join music therapist Ariel Weissberger MA, MT-BC, LCAT, from Berko Music Therapy for a memorable creative music experience. Participants will get an opportunity to actively engage in music by playing a percussion instrument of choice including congas, djembe, shakers, and tambourines. Familiar songs will be played live to provide a structural context for the groups music. Previous experience in music is not necessary to fully benefit. Ariel is a board certified music therapist and professional percussionist with vast experience facilitating…

Find out more »

March 2019

Care Connection Community Class: Creative Arts with Margalit

March 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Using colorful clay, we will create miniature baskets and fill them with sculpted objects of things we love. After crafting our clay baskets, participants will sculpt anything from croissants and flowers, to abstract shapes, filling their basket with beautiful or meaningful items. This project is tactile and accessible to all levels of artistic experience and abilities. Workshop goals include creative growth, development of nonverbal communication skills, instilled confidence through creation and sharing, sense of community, and fun! Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Therapy Dogs

March 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join the Good Dog Foundation for an hour of interacting with therapy dogs to de-stress, reminisce, and increase feelings of happiness. Click here to register  

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Care Connection Coffee Talk: Reframing Rituals and Their Role in Mourning

March 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Dramatic Improv

March 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music.   Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Jazz

March 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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  Join New York Youth Symphony  saxophonist Anthony Ferrara and his jazz band as they play popular songs from the 40s and 50s. Click here to register

Find out more »

Care Connection Community Class: Gardening for Life: Seed Starting Workshop

March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Gwenn Fried, Manager of Horticultural Therapy Services at NYU, for a cognitively stimulating, hands-on, nature based activity. You can also take home the plant, craft or flower arrangement following the class. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Ballroom Burn

March 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Ballroom burn is light/low impact aerobic dance class that will have you dancing the basics of virtually every Ballroom Dance, from Waltz to Cha-Cha in one fun-filled action packed 45-60 minute class. This class is a great way to engage the mind/body connection while learning and reinforcing the basics of the Waltz, Fox trot, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and more. No partner or experience necessary.  Dance instruction by Rhythm Break Cares. Click here to register

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Care Connection Sunset Series: Design for Dementia: Is Your Home Ready?

March 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Registration for this event is at capacity, but you can register for additional programs by visiting our events calendar.  If you have any questions, please contact AFA's Department of Educational and Social Services at 866-232-8484.  

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Care Connection Community Class: Broadway Hour

March 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Music is a great tool which can improve communication, stimulate your mind and lift your spirits. This free program allows participants to experience live music and the enrichment it can bring to their lives. Talented volunteers from Sing for Your Seniors, who are all Broadway and Broadway-bound artists, will perform live and connect with the audience through music. Click here to register

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April 2019

Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Jazz

April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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  Join New York Youth Symphony  saxophonist Anthony Ferrara and his jazz band as they play popular songs from the 40s and 50s. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Home Care Medicaid

April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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What is community or home based Medicaid? How do you coordinate home care services through Medicaid? Join us as we welcome Britt Burner, Esq. of the Burner Law Group, PC. for an informative question and answer session including the qualification and application process for Community Medicaid. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Make Your Own Hand Scrub: Aromatherapy and Sensory Workshop

April 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Community Class: Gardening for Life

April 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA and Gwenn Fried, Manager of Horticultural Therapy Services at NYU, for a cognitively stimulating, hands-on, nature based activity. You can also take home the plant, craft or flower arrangement following the class. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: Movie Matinee: Singin’ In The Rain

April 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA in watching one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed: Singin' In The Rain. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in this all-time classic filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Click here to register

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May 2019

Care Connection Community Class: Dance With Jackie

May 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA’s recreational therapist, Jackie, for a rhythmic and up-lifting afternoon of dance! Both in chairs and standing, this 60-minute group incorporates dance and movement to awaken the body and inspire the soul. A variety of props will be used to encourage participants to move the body in different ways, while enticing creativity. No prior dance experience necessary. To protect the health and safety of our participants and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AFA's community classes will be held…

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Care Connection Community Class: Artistic Expression

May 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA in collaboration with Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden for an afternoon of artistic exploration and expression! In this class, participants will make connections between life today and life in the 19th century. Through conversation, handling objects, and a handicraft workshop, participants will learn about lighting in the 19-century and recollect personal experiences related to lighting. Let’s travel back in time for a relaxing and artful afternoon! No prior art experience necessary. Click here to register

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Care Connection Community Class: AFA Sock Hop

May 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Sunset Series: What You Believe About Aging is Probably Not True

May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Registration for this event is at capacity, but you can register for additional programs by visiting our events calendar.  If you have any questions, please contact AFA’s Department of Educational and Social Services at 866-232-8484.

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June 2019

Sparking Creativity Recreation Series

June 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Advanced registration for this four week series is required! Call 866-232-8484 to register.

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Care Connection Community Class: Creative Art Expressions

June 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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This engaging fine art workshop is inspired by French artist George Seurat and the art form of Pointillism.  Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.  Participants will choose one fruit from the fruit basket, and copy, compose, and create their version of the fruit using adaptive paintbrushes and acrylic paint using the pointillism technique.  Instruction provided by Jodie Berman, B.F.A, Director of Programs and Engagement for…

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Care Connection Sunset Series

June 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Artist in Residency Program

June 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Advanced registration for this six week series is required! Call 866-232-8484 to register.

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July 2019

Care Connection Community Class: Movie Matinee: Yankee Doodle Dandy

July 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Get into the patriotic spirit with AFA at our Movie Matinee: Yankee Doodle Dandy! James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf star in this classic American musical about George M. Cohan, known as "The Man Who Owned Broadway". Enjoy memorable songs, incredible dance routines, and a few laughs along the way.   Click here to register

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August 2019

Care Connection Community Class: An Afternoon of Therapy Dogs

August 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join the Good Dog Foundation for an hour of interacting with therapy dogs to de-stress, reminisce, and increase feelings of happiness.

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Creative Art Expressions

August 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Abstract Design is a mixed-media workshop inspired by work of American artist Jackson Pollack and other New York based artists of the Abstract Expressionist Movement.  Jodie Berman will teach our group about some of the history and techniques that inspire texture, movement, and emotion in the abstract artwork created in the 1940's and 50's.  Participants will be encouraged to explore a variety of materials that include acrylic paint, sea sponges, foam rollers, and yarn to create and enhance their individualized…

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AFA’s Beach Blast

August 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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September 2019

Care Connection Community Class: Therapy Dogs

September 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join the Good Dog Foundation for an hour of interacting with therapy dogs to de-stress, reminisce, and increase feelings of happiness. Click here to register

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Movin’ & Groovin’

September 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Advanced registration for this four week workshop is required.  Please call AFA at 866-232-8484 to register.

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Care Connection Community Class: Dramatic Improv

September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Kate Bell, writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter, and teaching artist, for an afternoon of drama improv and creative play using props, costumes, and music. Learn how dramatic improvisation can be used as a therapeutic tool for dealing with memory loss. Click here to register  

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Care Connection Community Class: Chinese Brush Painting

September 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join award-winning Chinese brush painter, Jade Lam for an 1.5 hour Chinese brush painting class. This class introduces basic concepts and techniques of Chinese brush painting. Join us for a relaxing day of artistic expression, appreciation, and creativity! Click here to register

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Care Connection Sunset Series: Trauma and Aging in Black America

September 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Community Class: Art with Marnie

September 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join Marnie Herlands for an afternoon of art making in this hour workshop: Gratitude & Memory Stones! In this class we will loosely explore the theme of gratitude and memories taking into consideration how our lives can be impacted by people, places, and experiences whether physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, sensory based. Participants will be invited to paint or draw on a stone of their choosing to create a tangible token of gratitude or appreciation. Click here to register

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October 2019

Care Connection Community Class: Autumn Crafting

October 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA’s recreational therapist for an afternoon of crafting with nature. Each participant will be given a shadow box to create their own nature scene inside, using objects found in the natural world (i.e. Fallen leaves, grass, twigs, etc). Participants are welcome to bring pictures of fall memories, or other objects they would like to incorporate into their shadow box. All are welcome to join us for a relaxing afternoon of reminiscence, art-making, and connecting with nature to get into…

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Care Connection Community Class: Art with Amanda

October 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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In this one-hour class, participants will explore clay and create animals of their choice. Through clay, participants will be encouraged to reminisce, ignite memories, and explore the senses. Come join us for an art-filled afternoon of creativity!  Led by Amanda Clears, MPS, LCAT-P, ATR-P. Click here to register

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Artist in Residency Program

October 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Advanced registration for this four week workshop is required.  Please call AFA at 866-232-8484 to register.

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Care Connection Sunset Series: Aging and Sexuality

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Community Class: Jazz Concert

October 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA for a music filled afternoon by the spectacular performers of the Anthony Ferrara Jazz Trio! Enjoy the sweet, familiar sounds of Jazz in a relaxing atmosphere. Click here to register

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Brain Health and Memory Screening Program

October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Care Connection Community Class: Beats n’ Boogie Fitness

October 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Join AFA’s recreational therapist Jackie for an afternoon, low-impact rhythmic fitness class to wake you up and energize your day! Driven by the familiar music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, this group will target all major muscle groups, while focusing on range of motion, strength, posture, and fun! In this fitness class, participants will create rhythms using drum sticks, while using familiar music as a guide. This fitness group will encourage stamina, improve flexibility, and focus through the use…

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November 2019

Care Connection Sunset Series: Professional Self-Care

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Registration for this event is at capacity.  View other upcoming professional training programs here. Event sponsored by Senior Helpers NYC.

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December 2019

Winter Art Series

December 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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January 2020

Movin’ & Groovin’

January 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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February 2020

Care Connection Sunset Series: Caring for Caregivers

February 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Registration for this event is at capacity, but you can view additional professional training events here. Event sponsored by Renewal Care Partners.

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March 2020

Spring Art Series: Metamorphosis Collage

March 10, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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During this class, participants will create a collage from magazines and paper that depicts a time in their life when they have changed. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their experiences of change throughout their life and use this as inspiration to create a collage. Presented by Margalit Cutler. Click here to register

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Spring Art Series: Blossoming Paper Bouquets

March 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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During this class, participants will create paper flowers through various techniques. Each participant will look at images of different flowers and discuss their many forms and colors. After this, participants will be encouraged to explore a variety of techniques to create their own flower bouquet! Presented by Margalit Cutler. To protect the health and safety of our participants and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AFA's community classes will be held online through our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.  Visit the page…

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Spring Art Series: Sunshine Splotch Paintings

March 24, 2020 @ 2:30 pm EDT
AFA Education and Resource Center, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 United States
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During this class, participants will briefly learn about Rorschach ink splotches and explore this interesting art concept themselves! Margalit will provide a variety of techniques for participants to delve into this abstract art form. Participants are encouraged to examine their splotches and see what shapes are formed! Presented by Margalit Cutler. To protect the health and safety of our participants and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AFA's community classes will be held online through our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/alzheimersfoundationofamerica.  Visit…

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