Meditation on Wednesdays, also called M.E.o.W, is a 10-week meditation and mindfulness program that aims to build community and an understanding of how mindfulness and meditation can be integrated into our daily lives.
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.
This fun, free interactive program is powered by the talented Curtis musicians and showcases the expressive power of music composition.
Michael and Simone, part of Temple University’s Exercise and Sport Science program, have created an 10-week program to get you up and moving. The program will meet each week, on Wednesday at 1:00pm. Join our fun class on Zoom on. All levels of mobility for Penn Memory Center and Time Out families are welcome! Caregivers are welcomed to join too!
These forums are a place for caregivers with a loved one in facility care and caregivers with a loved one at home to connect and gather. Our goal is to provide you with a virtual place to meet, share stories, gain new perspectives, and share coping strategies with others going through a similar experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Time Out, a support and mentorship program, facilitates meaningful, in-home engagement through intergenerational companionship by connecting elderly individuals with PMC-trained college students. This includes conversation, reading, or mobility assistance, and may also include meal preparation, laundry, and light grocery shopping. It does not include personal care — such as bathing, dressing, feeding, or toileting — nor administering medications or therapies.
Providing caregivers with access to area experts who will present on a variety of intensive topics from in-home activities to end of life care.
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.
Cognitive Comedy is a program that 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.