Time Together is a community-based program in which Philadelphia college students provide high quality, low-cost respite care to families supporting an older adult, including those with physical or cognitive impairments.
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.
The Caring Collective matches former and seasoned family caregivers with current family caregivers to provide support through their caregiving journey.
We imagine caregivers experience a spectrum of emotions, challenges, shifts in relationship dynamics, uncertainty, exhaustion, physical demands, disconnection, the list probably goes on. There is grief that comes with being a caregiver. Anticipatory grief and the grief of life not playing out as expected. Who is caring for you? Please join Beth as a way to allow her to care for you. Let this be a devoted time for you to become aware, to express, to connect, and to restore.
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 our Mindfulness Meditation Class, we will explore short mindfulness exercises that can be done in a group and/or solo when you are at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fun, free interactive program is powered by the talented Curtis musicians and showcases the expressive power of music composition.
In this 4-session, interactive course, you will learn the skills and strategies to access the parts of your loved one that make them who they are.
Many individuals know to “eat right,” “exercise,” and “sleep enough,” but they don’t know what constitutes eating right or what exercises are feasible for them given any physical limitations. People are curious about the vitamins and supplements they can take to help them in many domains and how much alcohol is “safe” to drink. Research has shown countless benefits to social support and social engagement. Are older adults aware of the benefits and/or resources available to them? Meditation/mindfulness can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and more. This program is not currently running but we encourage you to watch the videos on our page to learn more information about the domains impacted by age and receive practical suggestions on aging in a healthy manner.
An and Tiffany, nursing students at the University of Pennsylvania, created an exercise program to get you up and moving. This program is not currently running but we encourage you to watch the videos on our page, turn on some music, and enjoy some great workout sessions!