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Mission Statement

The mission of the Memories in the Making program is to enhance the quality of life and dignity of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia through the vehicle of art. The hope is by the medium of watercolor painting individuals will be able to communicate their memories through art in ways that other forms of communication might fail. Often wonderful memories of reopened up that may have seem hidden. Ultimately each individual artist has an improved quality of life and develops a strong sense of strong gratification.


Program: Memories in the Making
The Alzheimer's Association/Heart of America Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association is currently seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time in a creative and caring capacity to work with those challenged with dementia/Alzheimer' s. Painting is one of the few ways these individuals can continue to express themselves when other forms of communication are difficult. As a volunteer art facilitator you will help provide increased self-esteem for these individuals through the value of helping them create art.

You might be an artist or have a background in healthcare, social work, education or just be creatively minded. This is ideal for those who love to work with and make a positive impact on the lives of our elderly. The main focus is for the volunteer to show compassion, patience, care and genuine enthusiasm with and for the participating elder artists.

We are currently looking for a number of volunteer art facilitators for facilities around the KC metro. You would be paired up with a specific facility. Sessions are a consistent, once a week 1.5-2 hour (half an hour for setup and cleanup) commitment facilitating 4-8 individuals in creating watercolor paintings. All materials are provided as well as a one-time training. This is not teaching an art class but an opportunity to help these individuals express themselves through art. Some works will be exhibited and displayed by the Alzheimerâ s Association and contributed to the annual Memories in the Making art auction.

For more information and how to apply, please call
Memories in the Making Art Coordinator
Matthew Dehaemers
(913) 831-3888
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