Team Spotlight: Susan Kopka, Front Desk Volunteer

August 25, 2023

Susan Kopka is one of the five active front desk volunteers at the Memory Hub. She has worked as a medical social worker and a community college art teacher, focusing on drawing and photography.

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Preserving memories and legacy in glass art

August 25, 2023

Community members Jim and Jama Rand create glass artworks to keep Jim's memories within his reach.

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Team Spotlight: Allyson Schrier, Program Manager of Project ECHO® Dementia

August 02, 2023

As program manager for the ECHO Dementia program, Allyson Schrier has brought management expertise and creativity to this critical resource for care providers across Washington State. Her experience as family caregiver motivates her work. She is now moving on to devote more time to her role as co-founder of Zinnia TV. Her story shines a light on the work of ECHO Dementia to equip primary care physicians to detect and diagnose dementia.

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Hikes planned for those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s

July 10, 2023

New opportunity to connect with others and enjoy the outdoors launches this month for people diagnosed before age 65.

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ENGAGE Tuesdays

July 05, 2023

Join us at the Memory Hub on Tuesdays this summer to explore a variety of creative engagement programs for people with memory loss, friends and family! All programs are free. Space is limited; please sign up in advance.

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Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Mary Jane Knecht,  On-Site Collaborator

July 05, 2023

Our on-site collaborator Mary Jane Knecht of the Frye Art Museum retired in June, sparking off bittersweet celebrations of her foundational role at the Memory Hub and her legacy in the field of Creative Aging.

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Brain Health Block Party Brings Community Together on First Hill: Recap

June 30, 2023

"The day was spectacular!" Seven sites celebrated a variety of fun, easy ways to promote brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life.

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Brain Health Tips & Resources: Get moving!

June 23, 2023

This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about staying physically active for brain health and wellness. In whatever way is safe for you, try and engage in a physical activity every day - like walking in nature, dancing, or low-impact chair exercises.

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Tips for Brain Health: Sleep Awareness

June 13, 2023

UW Medicine experts in sleep and brain health share their tips to help you get restful and restorative sleep at night.

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Tips for Brain Health: Staying Socially Engaged

June 07, 2023

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Each week, the Memory and Brain Wellness Center team will share information on brain health! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through staying socially engaged.

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Social Connection and Brain Health

June 05, 2023

Research shows that people who are more socially connected live longer and have better physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes. Social isolation, on the other hand, can lead to poorer health outcomes. We break down the reasons why social connection and engagement have such a big impact on our cognitive health.

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Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Kathy Bainbridge, Front Desk Volunteer

June 02, 2023

"I think of volunteering as a donation. But not a donation of gobs of money, but rather of time."

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Brain Health Block Party on June 21st!

June 01, 2023

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 site to enjoy an outdoor brain-healthy activity such as bike-powered smoothie making, games and more. 

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Tips for Brain Health and Wellness

May 31, 2023

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.

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Tips for Brain Health: Food for Brain Health and Wellbeing

May 31, 2023

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through food choices.

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