The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center provides a supportive environment and specialized programs for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or an early form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Care partners, family members and professionals will also find an array of educational resources, counseling and support available to them.
Our Early Stage Center and programs were profiled in “Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer’s” by N.R. Kleinfield in The New York Times in May 2016. If you are interested in any of the programs discussed in the story, such as MemoryWorks, please call our 24-hour Helpline at 646-744-2900.
If You’re a Person with Early-Stage Dementia…
At the Center, a variety of group programs and workshops are available to you. Depending on what interests you, you may want to:
- Give your brain a mental workout in MemoryWorks®
- Participate in a Support Group and share your experience living with dementia
- Talk about current events, history, trivia, and more in the Connections discussion group
- Join us for popcorn and a Movie Matinee
- Engage your body and mind in Chair Yoga
- Use Computers to surf the web, do brain fitness exercises or send emails.
The Community Room
In addition to participating in programs, you can visit the community room. Here, you and others can gather to socialize, spend time reading, play board games, listen to music, or just pass the time. This setting provides a reprieve from the daily stress of living with MCI or early dementia and also sets the stage for you to cultivate new relationships with one another.
If You’re a Care Partner…
Caring for someone with MCI or early-stage dementia poses unique challenges. Care partners of Center participants will learn about how best to meet the special needs of early-stage individuals through educational meetings and individualized support and counseling.
If You’re a Professional…
Social workers with extensive knowledge of early-stage issues are available to provide information, counsel and referrals.
Care partners and professionals can contact our 24-hour Helpline at 646-744-2900 for more information.