NYMC works in partnerships with other agencies and organizations to bring more attention to the needs of older people and especially those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Working together builds a stronger community, and we look forward to growing our network of partners.
NYMC has been selected by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a Dementia Care Program of Distinction. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) developed Excellence of Care to partner with care settings in the establishment of a nationwide standard of excellence in care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. To learn about the Excellence in Care program, click on the logo.
On July 1, 2011, NYMC received a grant from the the Brooklyn Community Foundation for scholarships to cover the fees for new members as they await Medicaid determination. We are grateful that the Brooklyn Community Foundation responded to our call for community support, and their grant of $15,000 comes with the challenge to our Board of Directors to raise an equal amount this year. This support will go a long way to help more families make use of our center.
New York Memory Center is a Champion with the Alzheimer’s Association, and we join with the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter, for many activities including support groups and the anual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Dementia Care Professionals of America is a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). Staff at the New York Memory Center have all completed the training and are either Qualified Dementia Care Specialists or Qualified Dementia Care Professionals.
All New York Memory Center staff are certified in The TTAP Method®, Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming, as part of our comprehensive treatment approach. The TTAP Method® systematizes through a themed centered approach the therapeutic use of music, guided imagery, painting, movement, poetry, sculpture, writing and poetry, photography, themed events, food and sensory programs.
The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project is our partner in presenting the Memory Arts Cafe on the second Wednesday of every month at our Center. Click on the button to the right for information about the next Cafe. We had a great time on Poem in your Pocket Day working with Gary Glazner of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and Brooklyn’s Poet Laureate, Tina Chang , (both pictured at left).
The children from ACE Early Childhood Center join us regularly for “Poetry with our Seniors” and special events on holidays.
Please be in touch with our office if your agency would like to partner on a project or event.