Memory Café extended through April
The Penn Memory Center is pleased to invite our patients and friends to a new pop-up café at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. This program is exclusively for people with memory problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, and their partners/families. Hours for this free café will be announced monthly.
“The challenges of living with memory loss can sever social connection at a time when it is needed the most,” said Felicia Greenfield, LCSW. “Memory café gatherings are a way for people with memory loss and their companions to come together to make new friendships.”
The concept of a memory café began in the Netherlands and quickly spread throughout Europe.
“When MSW intern Genevieve Ilg proposed the start-up of a café in Philadelphia as a part of her experience at the Penn Memory Center, I was thrilled,” Greenfield said. “We are so grateful to Christ Church for donating the space.”
Stay tuned for more information about arts and cultural events offered through the café in the new year.
Hours of Operation:
10:30 a.m. to noon
Friday, December 4, 2015
Friday, January 8, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
For more information, contact Genevieve Ilg at 215-360-0257 or email@example.com.
Fall 2015 Cognitive Comedy Workshop
Join The Penn Memory Center this fall for one of two sessions of “Cognitive Comedy Workshop.” The free workshop, held 9 a.m. to noon at The Ralston House (3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.), highlights the relationship between cognition and long-form improvisation, as taught by local and East Coast improv comedians.
The course will be held for beginners. Meet, greet, talk, learn the basics, play games, do improv exercises, and finally act out scenes. Through listening, word association, and natural comedy instinct, you can find yourself confident, hilarious, and healthy!
Sign up for one of the following sessions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-573-6095:
- 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 21
This program was created by local playwright Leah Lawler with help from the Penn Memory Center’s Felicia Greenfield and Tigist Hailu.
The A4 Study
If you are a healthy older adult with normal memory, now is the time to join the fight to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The A4 study is a historic clinical trial for older individuals who may be at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study aims to prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). You can read more about the study and the eligibility requirements at the A4 Study website.
Do you have a passion, talent, or skill that you would like to share with others?
Research tells us that cognitive stimulation and social engagement are key components to successful aging. The Penn Memory Center is pleased to provide a platform for our patients and community to come together and learn from one another. If you would like to volunteer to lead a book club or a discussion group, teach knitting, lead a yoga class, or share another skill with others at the Penn Memory Center, we are happy to host, promote and provide some administrative assistance to transform your interest into action.
Interested volunteers should contact Felicia Greenfield at 215-614-1828 or email@example.com.