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SPARK! participants create their own hoop bouquets using fall foliage.

SPARK! at the Paine

On the last Wednesday of each month, the Paine hosts a free program for people with memory loss and their care partners – SPARK! Together we enjoy activities related to art, gardens, and current events or exhibitions at the Paine.

The program welcomes care partners to stay actively engaged in their communities while having tangible experiences in a comfortable, small-group environment with specially trained staff and volunteers. SPARK! is something that happens between care partners when involved in a stimulating and engaging experience – SPARKing a moment together – living in the moment.

Program Information

Last Wednesday of Each Month
1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Free for families and care partners
RSVP Required

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the programs rely on memory recall?

The programs are not reminiscent, nor do they rely on recalling memories, but rather focus on observations, conversations, and creative experiences.

I am from a care facility. May I bring a group?

SPARK! programs are designed for families and care partners. If you are from a facility and are interested in bringing a group, please contact Kelsey Raschke at 920-235-6903 ext. 41 or

Are facilitators trained?

Facilitators have been trained by Alzheimer’s professionals and collaborate with community partners to continually enhance programming. Learn more about the SPARK! Alliance and regional programs here.

Who should I contact for more information?

For more information or questions about SPARK! at the Paine, contact Educator Kelsey Raschke: 920-235-6903 ext. 41 or

Where are the programs located?

Programs are Located in the Studio, on the lower level of the mansion. Outdoor locations may vary by season. Wheelchairs are available.

How do I learn more about the SPARK! Alliance?

Learn more about the SPARK! Alliance and programming here.

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