Extraordinaires spend a morning at Club 36
Experiencing first-hand the positive impact of their fundraising efforts. The Extraordinaires spent a morning at Club 36 – the Alzheimer Society of Calgary’s Adult Day Program for people with dementia on Friday, January 11. The team’s 3-hour visit to Club 36 began with an education session, covering topics such as: the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; how the condition affects the brain; how to communicate with a person with dementia.
Following this, each team member partnered up with a person with dementia and the pair worked together to create beautiful pieces of art*. By the end of the morning, the team agreed the experience had given them a greater understanding of dementia and a different perspective on people living with the condition.
The following players attended:
- Ron Evans – Team Captain
- Tammy Love
- Todd Ramsay
- Dave Evans
- Derek Jacobus
- Graham Terryberry
- Gerald Stehouwer
- Keith Arsenault
- Paul Scott
*The art process used at Club 36 is called Opening Minds through Art (OMA). OMA is an evidence-based, intergenerational art program for people with dementia. More information about OMA here: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/find-support/respite-for-caregivers/art-therapy