Guides for Inclusive Programming
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Reawakening the Mind (Arts 4 Dementia, London, UK)

“Arts interventions to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.” The A4D model for music, dance, drama, poetry, museums & galleries with evaluation of impacts and outcomes for organizers, volunteers, arts facilitators & arts organizations.


Sharing memories: Reminiscence Activities (Lee County Library System, Florida)

Programs that find meaning in memories, storytelling, letter writing, community conversations and tips for success in engagement.


How-to guides for walking groups and cafés (Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative)

“Steps involved in planning, marketing, launching and sustaining a program…based on the experience of staff, volunteers and participants in local groups.”


Community-Engaged Arts Practice With Seniors: A Startup Guide (Arts and Health, Canada)

“Community-engaged arts programs promote the health, well-being and social inclusion of older adults…address the gap between the existing supports available for well seniors in recreation facilities and those for very frail seniors…provide a forum for exploration, imagination, and communication that can transform individual lives and profoundly impact community life.”


Creating Partnerships in Dementia Care: A Changing Melody Toolkit (Research Institute for Aging)

“It's a forum designed by and for persons with early-stage dementia and their family partners in care. The toolkit helps individuals, groups, and/or organizations plan and implement their own forums. DVDs are available featuring powerful presentations from past forums.”


Social Isolation of Seniors: Ideas Exchange Event Toolkit 

“Toolkit is meant to help people and organizations host effective meetings to exchange ideas and respond to the social isolation of seniors in their communities. It contains tools, templates and support resources for hosting an ideas exchange event.”