We understand that families may not be able to travel to cultural experiences, so we would like suggest taking advantage of online cultural resources for engagement. Connect2culture’s cultural calendar gives a month-at-a glace view of upcoming opportunities to connect with others through a shared creative experience

OPEN: CaringKind/Ailey Dance Workshops

Open host Daren Jaime sits down with Manager of connect2culture at Caring Kind, Meredith Wong to shares more about CaringKind’s partnership with Ailey Dance engaging families impacted by Alzheimer’s/Dementia through music & dance.

Creative Explorations at Home

Connect2culture's partners have found ways to engage families with dementia virtually, by creating live streamed and self-guided activities and experiences online. This mini-series speaks to the importance of these experiences for families confined to their homes, and to how they can use the growing number of resources to alleviate some of the stress and isolation often felt by caregivers.

While this series has concluded, you can find recordings here.

Zoom instructions cheatsheet

Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Folk Art Museum

American Folk Art Museum resources

Arts & Minds

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Kitchen Gardening Activity PDF

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents a special Memorial Day experience

With Music in Mind (Orpheus)

With Music in Mind is a program that was piloted in collaboration with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. This short film captures some of the most poignant moments during and after the pilot about the impact of live music for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Memories & Connection Through Culture with Meredith Wong

Access Champions Podcast

This week we sit down with Meredith Wong, the manager of Connect2Culture at CaringKind and a member of Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium. Hear/Read about her journey from Art History, through museum  education, and landing at CaringKind. We chat about Connect2Culture’s  work creating unique opportunities for people living with dementia and  their caregivers and the trainings they’ve been doing at cultural  institutions. Finally, learn how Meredith is working towards providing  this program all across NYC. Also a bit of reflection on self care  through humor. All of that and more on this week’s episode of The Access  Champions Podcast sponsored by Able: The Series.