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Jam Sessions

These informal jam sessions are for musicians with early stage memory loss and musicians who are caregivers. We offer two Jam Sessions: one in Prairie Village, KS and one in Topeka, KS.

The Prairie Village group meets on the 4th Thursdays of the month (with exception in November and December due to the holidays, when we will meet on the 2nd Thursday on those months).
Alzheimer's Association Education Center
3856 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For more information contact Erik Wray at 913.831.3888 or ewwray@alz.org.

The Topeka Jam session meets on the
3rd Wednesday of the month.
Interim Healthcare of Topeka, Common Room
1251 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS
For more information contact Hayley Young at 785.271.1844 or hdyoung@alz.org

Arts and Inspiration

This is an opportunity for individuals with Alzheimer's to experience creative encounters. This group meets at the same time that their care partners are attending a support group in the same building, but a separate room. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at the Alzheimer's Association Education Center, 3856 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS. For more information contact Darcy Letourneau at 913.831.3888 or email dletourneau@alz.org.

Minds in Motion

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America Chapter, provides free gallery experiences for individuals with memory loss The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. See 2019 tour dates. For more information, call The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 816.751.1ART.

Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe provides a place for those living with dementia and their care partners to meet new people, explore new ideas, and stay engaged in the community. There are three Memory Cafe locations.

St. Joseph Memory Cafe meets at Word of Life Church, 3902 NE Riverside Rd. at 10:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Brenda Gregg at 816.364.4467 or bgregg@alz.org.

Kansas City Memory Cafe (see below)

Manhattan Memory Cafe meets at Meadowlark Hills, 2121 Meadowlark Rd. at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, contact Michelle Haub at 785.323.3899.

Dementia-friendly programs at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch

Movies and Memories is held on the first Wednesday of each month starting March 2019 at 10:30 a.m. These movies are part of a special, intergenerational cinema series for individuals with dementia, their friends, and families.

Memory Cafe is held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. See Memory Cafe description above.

For more information on either program, contact Heather Harrison at heatherharrison@kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3763.

For specific dates when these social engagement groups meet, please click here.