Reconnections is currently operating both virtually and in a limited in-person capacity. Please contact Katelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-204-4664 for more information about the program.
About the Program
Reconnections is a regular gathering of individuals who have mild cognitive impairment or who are in the early stages of dementia. Together with professional staff, a small group of club members participate in recreational activities with the opportunity for peer support and socialization in a safe, non-judgmental setting. A variety of activities during each session promote cognition, creative expression, movement, sense of purpose, reflection or spirituality, social engagement, and new learning experiences. As the program is designed for a small group setting, current participant interests guide each week’s activities to incorporate programs of benefit to all club members.
Reconnections is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four days per week.
Participants start the morning with coffee and conversation. Specialists will present a main weekly program, and lunchtime allows time for socialization. Afternoon program activities may include any listed below, based on the interests of the current group.
Reconnections is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four days per week.
Participants meet daily in an online group setting to engage in conversation, new learning experiences, reflection and reminiscing, cognitive challenges, and creative expression. Participants and caregivers receive daily emailed activities that can be printed and completed at home. This is not mandatory, but helpful to the cognitive element of each daily call. These emailed activities are reviewed through meaningful, engaging conversation facilitated by Reconnections staff.
We are expanding our popular Fairfax program into Loudoun! This program runs virtually on Wednesdays from 11:00 am-12:15 pm, with plans of operating in person in Loudoun County, as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
About the Sessions
Daily activities vary, based on the interests of the group. Types of activities include:
To maintain a current level of function in cognition, including memory, concentration, and attention.
Activities include brain games, discussions, and learning experiences.
To promote creativity and imagination utilizing self-expression.
Activities include visual arts, music, drama, and creative writing.
To support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body.
Activities include yoga, tai chi, and dance.
To promote a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as to maintain involvement in the community.
Activities include volunteerism and intergenerational activities.
To enhance well-being and connectedness with self.
Activities include journaling, meditation, and memoir writing.
To stay connected to peers in a safe, supportive environment.
Activities include coffee and conversation, catered lunch, and peer support groups.
To acquire new, or modify and reinforce existing knowledge and skills.
Activities include discussion groups, educational workshops, and guest lectures.
Registration is required; there is a short application and assessment process for the program to ensure a good fit for both the caregiver and early stage participant. Please contact Kennedy O'Donnell at 703-204-4664, or email@example.com.
Participants may attend up to four days per week for a flat monthly fee. Current rates are detailed below:
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"The Mind & Body Workshop has been a tremendous boon to us. Those of us who have been attending for some time have 'bonded' and feel like a kind of 'family.' Both caregivers and our loved ones look forward to attending."