The Memory Hub
You’re invited to our first annual Brain Health Block Party!
You’re invited to celebrate Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June! Join your First Hill neighbors for our first annual Brain Health Block Party. From 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, stop by any participating site to enjoy an outdoor brain-healthy activity such as bike-powered smoothie making, games and more. A free event for all ages.
May 2023 Newsletter
The May 2023 Newsletter shares the latest news at the Memory Hub and doles out a bunch of upcoming events and resources for dementia-friendly communities!
Welcome to the Memory Hub
In 2021, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC) is proud to launch a new initiative on Seattle’s First Hill: The Memory Hub. Bringing together people, programs and partners, the Memory Hub operates as a vibrant dementia-focused programs and events venue, collaborative workspace and training center.
Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Kathy Bainbridge, Front Desk Volunteer
"I think of volunteering as a donation. But not a donation of gobs of money, but rather of time."
Tips for Brain Health and Wellness
This June, we are celebrating Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! Each week, the Memory Hub team will share a quick tips and inspiration for promoting brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life. These tips will involve nutrition, social engagement, sleep, stress relief, physical activity, cognitive stimulation, and nature exposure. We will update this page, week by week, all through the month.
Tracing the Vision for the Memory Hub…to Zimbabwe
Memory Hub Director, Marigrace Becker, shares how her time living with a host family and volunteering in Zimbabwe formed her early vision for creating a welcoming community of respect for people living with memory loss.
The Memory Hub Library: Our Favorite Titles
When you come to visit the Memory Hub, plan to spend some time in our library! You’ll find numerous books about brain wellness, creative approaches to caregiving, memoirs written by people living with memory loss, children’s books and more.
It’s Husky Giving Day! Support the Memory Hub and Maude’s Garden
Today, April 6th, is Husky Giving Day, the University of Washington’s 24-hour online giving challenge. Join us to support the Memory Hub, including projects like the new gazebo in Maude’s Garden!
Virtual Caregiver Forum
Monday, June 5, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am
Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called Zoom. Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Sign up the day before.
Caring for Caregivers: A Resource Fair
Thursday, June 8, 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue S, Tukwila, WA
A FREE resource fair for caregivers from all cultures. Bring your friends and other caregivers! June 8, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tukwila Community Center. Hosted by the Alzheimer's Association. Visit the Memory Hub table at this event!
Memory Loss: Guide to Next Steps
Thursday, June 8, 2023 2:00pm - 3:15pm
In person at the Memory Hub (1021 Columbia St, Seattle)
Join the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center for this free, introductory class for people diagnosed with memory loss, and their families. In person at the Memory Hub.