A new partnership between the Penn Memory Center (PMC) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is bridging the the gap between the city’s older adults and young children through reading. It’s a collaboration that organizers believe can benefit both parties.
Programs & Services
Classes, support and a wide range of information on Alzheimer’s disease and brain-aging related topics are available to Penn Memory Center research participants, patients, and their caregivers.
Dance for Health offers weekly dance sessions and monthly social activities with students from area high schools. This program is free and open to the public. Any individual who is at least 55 years of age and willing to participate in a weekly dance session for three months is eligible to participate.
Each month, PMC patients and caregivers are invited to a free pop-up café at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. Enjoy music from around the world, lectures from Penn experts, and coffee from local cafés.
In 2017, the Penn Memory Center is launching three Cognitive Fitness programs for adults with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment: Skills Group, Therapy Group, and Social Group.
This 7-week program for those caring for a loved one with dementia isn’t your typical support group. Instead, it offers a unique curriculum to learn techniques to provide better care while coping with the personal and emotional challenges caregivers face.
Individuals, couples, or families experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, adjustment, or aging-related problems, caregiver stress, or other concerns can meet regularly with a licensed psychologist or clinical social work.
Through eight sessions with Philadelphia comedian Leah Lawler, Cognitive Comedy participants can get out of their own heads and experience “group mind” while learning the tenets of improve comedy. This free program is open to all members of the PMC community.