The Museum of Work & Culture continues its Living Memories Mondays series on Monday, April 27 at 1:30pm with a free program for individuals with memory loss and their caretakers.
April’s program, led by two licensed art therapists, will be “Spring Memories: Pressed Flowers,” where guests will be invited to join us in creating framed art using pressed spring foliage. Participants will be encouraged to consider some of their favorite memories or experiences associated with the spring. In selecting flowers, plants, quotes, and phrases one would be able to encapsulate that which they love most about the season. Goals for this group include self-reflection, encouraging positive thought, and media exploration. Participants will learn how to press, arrange, and decorate their framed art. Some plants, drawing tools, and papers will be provided for use. If you have a quote or specific flowers in mind, feel free to bring them with you to the workshop.
These events are free and made possible with the generous support of CVS Health Charity Classic. Registration is requested by emailing email@example.com 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.
The Museum also offers a Memory Map developed in collaboration with the Memory & Aging Program at Butler Hospital. This new tool helps caretakers navigate the Museum and provides specially developed questions to help prompt conversations. These materials are available at the Museum’s front desk, as well as on the Rhode Island Historical Society’s website.