Meet Me at the IMA: Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Tours
Meet on Floor 1 at the Welcome Desk
Registration required through the Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900
Meet Me at the IMA is a new program at the IMA, launched in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. The program is designed for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s and provides an opportunity for them to participate in a facilitated conversation of artworks from the IMA collection with their care partner, family and friends. Art appreciation and socialization helps enhance the relationship between persons with a dementia diagnosis and care partners, as well as providing an opportunity to develop new relationships with fellow participants. Engaging with art through conversation helps nurture self-esteem and elevates overall mood. The art conversation is facilitated by trained IMA docents.
The Alzheimer’s Association is passionate about building relationships with other partners in the arts community and engaging new families who are facing early-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia. Meet Me at the IMA is sponsored by the Klapper Family Foundation through the Alzheimer’s Association.