March 27, 2019
The Paine is excited to begin hosting a free, monthly program for people with memory loss and their care partners - SPARK!
Beginning Wednesday, March 27, 2019, SPARK! will meet at the Paine 1-2:30 pm every last Wednesday of the month. Participants gather in the Studio, located in the lower level of the mansion, before enjoying activities related to art, gardens and current events or exhibitions happening at the Paine.
SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early- to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. The program welcomes care partners to stay actively engaged in their communities while joining peers to experience art, culture and nature in a comfortable, small-group environment with specially trained staff and volunteers. SPARK! programs typically last 60-90 minutes.
SPARK! provides care partners an opportunity to be together in the moment. The programs are not reminiscent nor do they rely on recalling memories, but rather focus on observations, conversations and creative experiences.