The Memory Hub
March 2023 Newsletter
The March 2023 Newsletter celebrates the Memory Hub's one-year anniversary and doles out a bunch of news and resources for dementia-friendly communities!
The Memory Hub…One Year In!
Since the Grand Opening in March 2022, the Memory Hub space has come to life with the launch of a variety of programs offering resources, music, art, nature engagement, and joyful opportunities for connection and learning. Read on as our collaborators share updates and reflect on the growth at the Memory Hub.
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 navigator drop-in services at the Memory Hub
Looking for information or support for the memory loss journey? At the Memory Hub, a care consultant from the Alzheimer's Association acts as “Memory Navigator." They provide free 30-minute appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to help you get connected with helpful memory loss resources. Discuss what you're looking for, and discover what may be available in your area to help you thrive.
Sign up for an appointment here.
In addition, you are welcome to call the Alzheimer's Association 24-Hour Helpline to speak for free to a Master's level social worker, any day or time. The number is 1-800-272-3900. Note that the Helpline is a good fit for people or caregivers looking for resources about any memory-related condition, not just Alzheimer's.
What topics or resources can I discuss with the Memory Navigator?
Information about memory loss
Support groups for people with memory loss or caregivers
Information about advanced directives
Housing / Assisted living
Legal and financial planning
E-Books, Tech Help & More: An Intro to Seattle Public Library’s Tech Resources
The Tech Lab recently welcomed Emily Billow of the Seattle Public Library for a workshop on e-books and digital content. Learn about the wealth of technology resources and online programs available through the library.
The Memory Hub…One Year In!
Since the Grand Opening in March 2022, the Memory Hub space has come to life with the launch of a variety of programs offering resources, music, art, nature engagement, and joyful opportunities for connection and learning. This community space brings together UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC), the Frye Art Museum, the Alzheimer’s Association, Elderwise, and Full Life Care. Read on as our collaborators share updates and reflect on the growth at the Memory Hub.
Getting Started with Technology
Consumer technologies, such as smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and computers can help with a variety of everyday tasks and help foster independence in the presence of memory loss. Do you have more questions than answers about technology and how it could be helpful? The Tech Lab at the Memory Hub was designed for just that purpose!
The Memory Hub now welcomes visitors during public hours
At the Memory Hub, a variety of resources and enjoyable activities are offered for people with memory loss, their caregivers and families. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 10, the public will be welcomed to use Memory Hub resources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Meet the Front Desk Volunteers of the Memory Hub
The Memory Hub welcomed the first group of front desk volunteers this fall! We currently have 4 active front desk volunteers, with a 5th joining soon. The front desk volunteers are the first contact that visitors have upon entering the community center. Each volunteer brings a commitment to the Memory Hub mission, a compassionate and helpful spirit, and respect and kindness for folks living with memory loss and their caregivers. Join us in welcoming Deborah, Teresa, Julie, and Tanya!
Virtual Caregiver Forum
Monday, April 3, 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.
Memory Hub Public Tour
Thursday, April 6, 2023 11:00am - 11:30am
The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia St
Discover the people and programs that make up the Memory Hub! Join us for a public tour and optional lemonade in the garden.
Garden Discovery Program - Spring
Friday, April 7, 2023 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia St. Seattle, WA 98104
Join us in the garden at the Memory Hub. Discover changes through the season, engage in horticultural activities, and learn what makes this public "memory garden" particularly accessible to people living with dementia and their families in this 3-part series (April 7, May 5, and June 2).