The Museum of Work & Culture is proud to announce that it will be extending its inclusive programs with Living Memories Mondays, a new monthly series focused on individuals with memory loss and their caretakers.
Beginning Monday, January 27, the Museum will offer free programs on the last Monday of each month for those experiencing all forms of memory loss and dementia, as well as their caretakers. Each program will feature a specially designed program at 1pm, followed by a Memory Cafe at 2pm.
January’s program will feature a music therapy session led by a Licensed, Board-Certified Neurologic Music Therapist from Hands in Harmony, a local nonprofit organization located in Kingston, RI. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in Neurologic Music Therapy interventions to work on memory and recall, fluidity of speech, motor control, range of motion, and response time. These events are free and made possible with the generous support of CVS Health Charity Classic. Registration is requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (401) 769-9675.
This series is a part of Rhode Island’s Memory Cafe Network, whose mission is to support Rhode Islanders touched by memory loss or cognitive impairment with a community-based support network rooted in camaraderie, fellowship, and comfort.
As an additional feature of the program, the Museum will be launching a Memory Map developed in collaboration with the Memory & Aging Program at Butler Hospital. This new tool will help caretakers navigate the Museum and provide specially developed questions to help prompt conversations. These materials will be available at the Museum’s front desk, as well as the Rhode Island Historical Society’s website.