Connect2Culture® Programs

With Music in Mind®Music has been proven to connect and engage with individuals living with dementia. This program, developed in part with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, engages families through performed music and social interaction. Music selections are chosen to connect with the community audience. Following the performance, a social tea is offered as an opportunity for audience members and musicians to talk over light refreshments.Along the Garden Path®This program encourages exploration through the senses, walking along the garden path to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors. [...]

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Connect2Culture® Training Request

This request must be received no earlier than 30 days prior to the date for which a connect2culture® is requested. We will make every effort to schedule for the first preferred date. You will be notified with confirmation information.Learn more about our training programs. [...]

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Connect2Culture® Training

Interested in training for cultural institutions? Click here.Understanding Dementia for Cultural ProfessionalsThis two-hour training is for general staff, volunteers, and any other stakeholders working in the cultural organization. It is the first step to establishing a common base of knowledge about the disease. Training participants learn to be more empathetic and understand the specific needs of both the person with the disease and the caregiver. The training is ideal for front facing staff, as well as those who work throughout the organization. It ensures a more holistic experience for pro [...]

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Connect2Culture Educator Workshop

Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia Educator Workshop In partnership with MAC (Museum Access Consortium) We estimate there are 250,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in New York City. With this number increasing over the next few years, cultural institutions have a unique opportunity to combat the feelings of isolation through community building programs for this audience. This two-hour workshop will focus on best practices in engaging people with dementia and their caregivers. It will be grounded in New York’s unique population, the resourc [...]

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