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JFCS’ Creative Aging Program’s March Memory Café to Feature Tessa Windt
March 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s March Memory Café will feature the multi-talented visual artist, Tessa Windt, at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 am.
Windt is a visual artist who has worked with senior adults, helping to cultivate creative engagement to build connection and address the isolation faced by many older adults. Windt has worked with the Mesa Arts Center on their Creative Aging Engagement program since 2011. Since 2015, she has been Artist-in-Residence for the Phoenix Art Museum’s Arts Engagement Program, a program for older adults with memory loss and their care partners. In 2016 she served as a mentor artist to the first Teaching Artist Institute for the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ three-year AZ Creative Aging Initiative.
The Memory Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners. Offered on the first Thursday of the month, each Café has a new theme and includes meaningful, fun activities to engage the participants and stimulate their minds and bodies. Socialization is a key component to the cafés, as they are meant to be a place to relax, meet others and have fun.