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. Please be in touch with our office if your agency would like to partner on a project or event.
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.
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.
Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) offers older adults high-caliber arts programming that ignites creative expression, cultivates their role as bearers of history and culture, and generates new pathways to connect them to their communities. As a pioneer in the field of creative aging, ESTA has served over 30,000 youth, adults, and elders, locally, nationally and internationally, over the last 35 years, through our high-quality arts residencies in schools and community centers, and our capacity building training for artists and organizations.
Sing for Hope transforms lives throughout New York City by bringing the power of the arts to those who need it most. Through the volunteer service of dedicated artists—opera singers, actors, jazz musicians, dancers, puppeteers, painters, and more—Sing for Hope provides dynamic arts outreach programming to under-resourced communities across NYC.
New York Memory Center is an Affiliate of The Alzheimer’s Store, which carries all kinds of necessary and creative items to assist you in the care and comfort of your loved one. From clothing to easy-to-read clocks to safety tools to games, you’ll find supplies that make lives easier. For each purchase you make from clicking on the links on our website, New York Memory Center receives a percentage of the sale to support our work.
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 special programming and holiday celebrations.