To honor the 20th Anniversary of Elderwise, an anonymous donor will match our Annual Fund donations if we can reach $20,000!
Elderwise is offering a Care Partners Night on Wednesday November 29th from 6:30-8:30pm! This new quarterly event will be a time of appreciation for all the hard work care partners, family and friends put into supporting loved ones with memory loss. We at Elderwise would like to provide a space for all of you to experience the therapeutic art, guided discussion and the camaraderie that Elderwise is known for.
At our November event, Staff Facilitator Hillary Patterson, LMFTA will lead a discussion on Coping and Self Care for Caregivers. Katie Freeman, Program Coordinator, will show you the basics of wet-on-wet watercolor techniques and help you express your own creative side. Come hungry for homemade baked goods and tea! rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elderwise recently opened a second location for our day program at Olympic View Community Church in North Seattle.
Like our original program in First Hill, Elderwise at Olympic View meets on weekdays from 10am-2pm. For now, the program is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays but we plan to expand our hours of availability as more participants join us. Our new space is filled with the sights, sounds, and sensations of Elderwise: painting and poetry; soup and song; love and laughter!
If you'd like to find out more and reserve a space or schedule a free visit, please contact our Program Coordinator at (206) 327-5156 or email email@example.com.
Come join like-minded professionals dedicated to creating new beginnings in the way we think about aging and support elders in our community. Learn about what's new at Elderwise and how we are approaching our work with renewed hope and shared vision.
Our spring fundraising breakfast will take place on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 from 7:30 a.m-9:00 a.m in Anderson Hall at Horizon House. Tickets for the event cost $50.
For more information, and to RSVP, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (206)-774-6606.
Arts in the Park Watercolor Painting returns for another series this spring where we will engage with nature, watercolor, and each other!
Led by a skilled Elderwise facilitator, this creative opportunity is intended for persons living with early to mid-stage dementia. Includes a half-hour garden walk on gravel pathways. No artistic experience necessary; all materials provided. Sponsored by Careforce. Space is limited. Register by 4/8 to email@example.com.
Tuesdays (4/12, 4/19, 4/26) from 10am - noon in the Japanese Garden, 1075 Lk Wash Blvd E in Seattle.
$15 / 3 session series
Elderwise is pleased to co-sponsor this upcoming play! Seattle Public Theater presents The Other Place by Sharr White and directed by Kelly Kitchens.
Juliana Smithton is a successful neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in her field, but the rest of her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped and her health is in danger. But in this highly acclaimed, haunting new play, things are not always what they seem. The Other Place follows Juliana as she unravels a personal, 10-year-old mystery, sifting through muddled facts, half-truths and hazy memories that lead her back to a Cape Cod cottage where an epiphany waits for her. Called “a cagey, emotionally resonant drama packed with plot twists” by the New York Times, The Other Place was nominated for a Tony Award, an Obie Award and two Outer Circle Critics Awards including Outstanding New Play.
Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.
The play opens on March 24th, at the historic Green Lake Bathhouse Theater, 7312 W Green Lake Drive N, Seattle WA 98103. Box office is 206-524-1300.
The 3rd Annual Momentia Talent Share, Saturday, April 9th, from 2-4 pm, at Northgate Community Center. Celebrate community and the strengths and gifts of our community members living with memory loss. All talents welcome!
Click below to hear this sweet radio interview with Elderwise artist and participant featured in the exhibit at City Hall. http://komonews.com/news/local/a-unique-art-exhibit-where-the-artists-dont-remember-creating-some-of-the-pieces
Re-ignite the mind with improvisation and play! Wednesday, February 24th from 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Join Taproot Theatre for an interactive demonstration of how improv theater can tap into our creative abilities. Especially for persons living with early stage memory loss, family, friends, and anyone who would like to learn more. This event is FREE and no RSVP is required – just show up! Meet in the lobby at Seattle City Hall Lobby Gallery & Room L28 (600 4th Ave, Second Floor).
Presented by The Art of Alzheimer's.
Explore inspiring art created by persons living with memory loss during Seattle Park's and Recreation's Dementia-Friendly Field Trip on Monday, February 22, from 10:30 am—1 pm. More information on the flyer attached below:
From 6 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, join the Art of Alzheimer's and for a dynamic panel presentation exploring Art, Creativity and Dementia including Cara Lauer as a panelist . Consider how living with dementia can unleash our creative spark, learn about ways that the creative arts can improve our well-being, and discover local options for dementia-friendly arts engagement. Free and open to the public. Seattle City Hall Bertha Landes Room, 600 4th Ave, First Floor. For more information, please visit www.theartofalzheimers.net/.
Panelists include: Marigrace Becker, Program Manager of Community Education & Impact, UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center
Lee Burnside, Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatrics & Palliative Care, Harborview Medical Center
Cara Lauer, Executive Director, Elderwise
Alice & Paul Padilla, Momentia Ambassadors
Moderator: Wendy Lustbader, MSW, Author of "Life Gets Better - The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older"
In honor of The Artist Within exhibition at Seattle City Hall, reporter Chris Daniels came to Elderwise to see where much of the art on exhibit was created. Check out this link to see us featured on the news!
The first exhibit of it's kind to show work by people living with dementia, The Art of Alzheimer's is putting on 'The Artist Within' which will include Elderwise paintings from our Adult Day Program and Outreach Programs. For more information about this exciting project, please visit The Art of Alzheimer's website.
We are closing the books on the year 2015! We depend on your generosity to maintain and propel high-quality programming within our community. Please consider making a donation to our annual fund which will help spread Elderwise and strengthen and expand our current offerings. You can click here to make a secure contribution online, or mail a check to:
'As I Age' is a collaboration of Horizon House, Northwest Center for Creative Aging, The Freeway Park Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and founding artist Candy Chang. Elderwise is proud to support the work of our friends and neighbors in the promotion of creative aging in our community. https://townhallseattle.org/event/as-i-age/
Thursday, November 12th 5 to 7 p.m. Horizon House Sky Lounge 900 University Street Seattle, WA 98101
Guest Speaker: Sara McVey, the new CEO of Horizon House
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date: Momentia Celebration at The Royal Room will be on Monday, November 9 from 5-6:30 pm. Join us for a special “Alzheimer’s Cafe” style event at this popular music venue in Columbia City. Enjoy happy hour food and drink, music, dancing and more! No cost other than your food/drink order. This event is brought to you by the Southeast Seattle Dementia-Friendly Community Group and Elderwise is looking forward to celebrating community engagement! More details to follow, please stay tuned.
We are looking forward to sending representatives from the Elderwise team to the Frye Art Museum's exciting conference, Dementia, Art, and Enhancing Well-Being. The conference is currently sold out, but more details, including a list of speakers, can be found here.
Elderwise, Spiritual Care, and Northwest Center for Creative Aging have created a “Place to Pause” during the many activities that keep us busy in the coming season. The “Place to Pause” offers a space to savor the more peaceful rhythms of the seasons, with images and soft music that support quieting the mind and deepening the breath. Guided meditations will be offered during some of the sessions. A “Place to Pause” Wednesday afternoons 4:00 – 5:00 PM November 4 through December 18
Horizon House Chapel
Linda Purdy x 3102; Cara Lauer x6606; Rebecca Crichton x3789
Please direct any questions to email@example.com.