Join us for a special evening honoring those living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The virtual Memories in the Making will take place Thursday, November 12th, from 7:00-7:30 p.m. The cost to attend is FREE, so please invite your family and friends to register as well. Dress up or dress down -- you get to choose!
What will it be?
Brittany Price, Living Local Host with WHBF, will graciously host the event. We'll feature a mission moment, special presentation and guests, and a unique silent auction. Guests will hear how our organization continues to be a vital resource and how we continue to serve individuals and communities impacted by COVID-19.
What is the Memories in the Making Art Therapy Program?
Memories in the Making is an exceptional art therapy program offered to our community partners. It helps people who may not be able to verbalize feelings and memories to convey their emotions through watercolor paintings. Through one-on-one art sessions with a trained facilitator, individuals affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias are able to express themselves, opening doors of communication and awakened memories. During these painting sessions, they are able to engage in meaningful social interactions with their caregivers and peers while increasing confidence and a sense of accomplishment. With the help of family, friends, and caregivers the program facilitator is able to compose the artists' stories to accompany the paintings, shedding some light on the memories behind the images we see. This program provides a safe and supportive environment where the participants are encouraged and coached based on their many abilities. Every picture is special, unique and created entirely by the person affected by memory loss.
You can attend this year's Memories in the Making from the comfort of your own home! Be sure to sign up in advance to receive additional details and announcements leading up to our virtual event! Visit www.QCMIM20.GiveSmart.com or text "QCMIM20" to 76278 to register and receive more information.
Follow our event on Facebook to get a sneak peek at auction items. Share your purple on the 12th and help the Alzheimer's Association raise much-needed awareness. Take a photo and tag @alziowa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use hashtag #ENDALZ.
For our auction items, all bidding/giving will happen through GiveSmart. In order to have a seamless experience, we recommend that you use 2 devices: one to stream and one to bid/give. The streaming link will be sent to all registrants within 24 hours of the event.
To register for Memories in the Making, click HERE and press 'Sign In or Register' at the upper right-hand corner. This page will take you through the registration process and enable you to receive text updates regarding Memories in the Making.
Alternatively, you may also register by texting "QCMIM20" to 76278. You will then receive a link and be prompted to register.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be asked to enter your credit card. This simply ensures a smooth process if you choose to bid or donate. You will not be charged unless you make a contribution.
We are grateful to our sponsors who have stayed with us as we move to a virtual event. You make the Alzheimer's Association stronger here in the greater Quad Cities area!
Please reach out to Development Specialist Megan Olsen at 563.293.8056 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.