Media – Extraordinaires spent a morning at Club 36 2019-01-14T23:28:05+00:00

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