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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Folk Art Museum
American Folk Art Museum resources
Magda Kaczmarska, teaching artist in dance
Magda Kaczmarska, teaching artist in dance resources
Museum of Modern Art
Resources from Carrie McGee, Assistant Director
of Community and Access
Katelyn Simon, Oboist
Resources from Guest Artist Katelyn Simon, oboist
Lincoln Center Moments
Lincoln Center Moments Stay Connected Resources (PDF)
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
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.