In October 2009, Elderwise, The Frye Art Museum and The Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington embarked on a journey to work together to create a program similar to that of the Meet Me at MOMA program at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The goal was to welcome people with dementia into the Frye Art Museum for a facilitated museum experience and a studio art experience. The Frye Museum here:now program is now up and running. It provides social and creative opportunities, intellectual stimulation and personal satisfaction for persons with dementia and their care partners.
We are happy to have participated in the development of the here:now program and our Adult Day Center Director Tamara Keefe continues to be integrally involved in the program and in creating the artistic studio experience.