Museum Course

Upcoming events & the community calendar

If you haven’t noticed yet, we have a new interactive community calendar available on our website which is aimed at individuals living with dementia as well as supporting health and social care professionals.  I’d like to draw your attention to some upcoming events that have been recently posted:

Next week, the University Campus Suffolk hosts the Innovations in Dementia conference.  This is a regional event highlighting some of the latest trends and opportunities supporting living well with dementia.  I will be presenting on the skills and techniques we use at dementiaCOMPASS around successful exercise participation for individuals with dementia which is in line with some research and programming happening in Suffolk this summer.  I’m also excited to say that BeneBoost will make its debut there with sample packs offered to all conference participants. Wednesday, 17 July

The following day, we’re looking forward to our d’music’a summer concert.  This is our ninth public concert — Wow! We’ve been singing for three years and we just get better and better.  Join us for our free concert. Thursday, 18 July

In August our activities take a break and we host a series of days out instead.  We’re looking forward to our annual cream tea on the riverboat Georgina when we’ll travel along the River Cam for two hours and enjoy the lovely views from the river. Wednesday, 7 August

We’re welcoming newcomers to our Portals to the World taster session where participants can decide whether they would like to participate in our upcoming Portals course starting in September and lasting nine weeks. Thursday, 15 August

Following that, we’ll gather at the Botanical Gardens in Cambridge for lunch and a wander through the stunning gardens. Wednesday, 21 August.

Additionally, we have added regularly offered support groups happening around Cambridgeshire, so do take a look around the calendar for other opportunities that might interest you.

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

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Aren’t we clever!

maa logoJoin us for our first session at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology when we will have private access to the Museum to explore a fascinating collection of works by humans around the world that illustrate our universal ingenuity in design and use of resources. read more…

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Portals to the World – one week to go!

This is just a brief update to anyone who may be considering our upcoming Portals to the World art appreciation course.

We have a couple of spaces remaining for this course!

Starting next week we will meet weekly for nine weeks, first to gather in one of the galleries for a short talk by a Museum staff member which is followed by a hands-on experience, either handling related art objects or a practical art activity. This cultural journey is a collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum and supports people living with dementia: both the person with memory challenges and his or her care partner.  We have built on the Museum’s ten years of experience and commitment working with people with dementia, added the expertise of dementiaCOMPASS and incorporated recent evidence of the value of social opportunities and art experience to develop a dynamic and enjoyable experience for both care partners.

Fitzwilliam MuseumTuesdays, 5 February – 2 April 2013
2pm – 4pm

FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL, please ring 01223 332 993.

 

If you would like more information about the February course or to register, please contact us at dementiaCOMPASS on 07876 350 638 or ring the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Education and Outreach office on 01223 332 993.

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