About the Program
Making Memories is a series of special programs designed for people living with memory loss and their caregivers.
In our Making Memories at the Movies events, individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, these events will present an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others.
Our Making Memories with Music events will allow participants with opportunities to sing, clap and laugh along with our specially trained musicians. This stroll down Memory Lane will engage everyone in attendance. The music will be accompanied by brief introductions that will put the songs into historical context, highlighting the social significance of folk music in America from the 1940s to the ‘70s and its role in helping to change our society.
Making Memories programs have been run successfully out of multiple venues throughout Long Island, receiving notable press and, most importantly, evoking important sensory memories for hundreds of people dealing with memory-loss and their care partners. We are proud to bring these programs to the Gold Coast.
Led by Marcy Rhodes:
Marcy is a certified special education teacher and licensed master social worker. She currently works in the office of Rudansky and Winter, Neurology & Neuropsychiatry in Huntington, where she has developed a well-established, person-centered approach to patient care. She works closely with several cultural arts organizations, including The Heckscher Museum of Art and The Whaling Museum & Education Center, assisting them in the development of special events for individuals with memory loss and their care partners.
2019 Making Memories Schedule:
FREE! RSVP is required, please call the Arts Center at 516-829-2570 to reserve your spots!
*light refreshments will be provided