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Vero Beach Social Respite GroupAlzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach
A social group for individuals with forms of dementia, where caregivers can have respite knowing their loved one is in a safe and fun environment! Each day features a variety of engaging activities such as: group exercise, brain games, toss games, art, music therapy, pet therapy, humor, and more! If you are staying for the full day, please bring a bagged lunch. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Indian River Shores Social Respite GroupIndian River Shores Community Center
Island Social Respite will be open Every Wednesday and Friday from 9am until 3pm.
Total Memory Workout Sebastian Library
The Total Memory Workout is a class developed by Dr. Cynthia Green for the cognitively well senior. It is a four-week class series that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about memory, a brain-healthy lifestyle and how to practice “memorcises” to build memory muscle. It features 8 Easy Steps to Maximum Memory Fitness. Please call us for more information or to sign up for this Free 4 Week Class Series offered in various locations around the county.
Movin & Groovin with the VNAAlzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach
Movin and Groovin is an engaging movement class targeting posture improvement and engaging muscles related to improving gait. Instructor uses neurological music therapy, plays piano, and includes a short vocal activity. Instructor watches each participant walk to music with a beat individualized to their gait, or the rate at which they walk. This class is in partnership with the VNA Music Therapy Department.
VBMA Movement in the MomentAlzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach
This program was designed for our Social Respite Group for those with memory disorders in partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art. It utilizes music, dance, laughter, and motion to promote physical and emotional well being. Caregivers are welcome to join in and participate in the program also. This program takes place every Wednesday at our Indian River Shores location at 11:30 a.m. and every Friday at our Vero Beach location at 1:00 p.m.
Caregiving 101 ClassAlzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach
Caregiving 101 was designed by the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association for caregivers of loved ones in the various stages of neurologic disorders. This class is constructed of 6 separate classes covering a variety of the different aspects of caregiving. The class reviews the basics of caregiving on subjects like activities of daily living, behaviors, nutrition, activities, communication, and more. This class takes place each Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This class comes with a booklet with information about each course and can be attended in a flexible capacity based on the needs of the caregiver. Please call for more information or to register for this free class. Available for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or for caregivers of loved ones with movement disorders.
TrembleClefsAlzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach
TrembleClefs is a therapeutic program that utilizes singing for those with Parkinson’s disease. Founded in 1994, Tremble Clefs is a national program for those with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease can often affect the throat, causing a decreased volume in speech and trouble swallowing. This therapeutic singing program addresses these symptoms and much more.Benefits of the Tremble Clef program can include:
VBMA Movement at the Museum
VBMA Movement at the Museum is an energetic seated and standing class that incorporates movement to music. In partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art, this program creates a lively and fun experience for the participants that provides an outlet for the expression of music and socialization encouraging a sense of community. This program takes place every Friday at 3:00 p.m.