Dementia-Inclusive Communities Initiative, & Erasing Boundaries Research Institute. Innovations in social research & programs for dementia inclusive communities, care partner support, and arts access for people living with dementia, their care partners, and communities.

Upcoming Events

A Celebration of Dementia-Inclusive Art & Community
Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

A Celebration of Dementia-Inclusive Art & Community

Are you passionate about building accessible, inclusive communities that provide a high quality of life for all people? Join us! This initial convening seeks to bring together many different voices, including people living with dementia and their care partners, artists, and professionals working in the fields of aging and dementia to share space & time to consider the pressing question of how we create a better world in which to grow old.

You can expect facilitated conversations and break-out groups, collaborative creative practice, and lots of opportunities to see, experience, and discuss some of the most exciting work that's happening in the Bay Area. We hope to pave the way for future collaboration and community-building, and we'd love it if YOU were there!

This celebration, scheduled from 1pm-6pm on Wednesday, June 12, allows attendees to engage with work done for the Dementia Inclusive Communities Initiative between September 2018-June 2019. Attendees are welcome to attend any and all of the sections. There is no cost to attend.

Getting there:

Public Transportation: SOMArts is a 20 minute walk from the Civic Center BART or the 4th and King St. Station on the MUNI T Line, and also accessible via several bus lines, including the 19, 8, 47, and 83X.

Driving: There is very limited parking at the space. If you are driving a group, please contact us for a reserved space. There is also limited street parking available nearby.

Taxi or Lyft: If you are taking a taxi or rideshare, you may instruct the driver to enter the driveway off of Brannan St. to reach the front door.

If you would like ASL interpretation or live captioning, or have a different specific accessibility request, please contact us no later than May 15, 2019. All convening materials will be in large print, and we will have a small number of convening materials printed in braille.

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Copy of Using Art to Change the World
Apr
12
4:30 PM16:30

Copy of Using Art to Change the World

Join The Dementia Inclusive Communities Initiative & Well Connected for this bi-monthly group. Join online or call in. Art has long been used as a tool for advocacy and social change. This interactive discussion meets every other week and will use creative prompts to start conversations about creating the kinds of communities in which we want to grow older. We will use art not only to explore what an age-friendly community might look like, but also how art can be an effective, accessible tool for communicating and making change. Break out your art supplies, or join us for a conversation. No art experience necessary and all forms of participation welcome. We will explore together how to make this an inclusive conversation for all, with a focus on people living with dementia.

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Dementia inclusive Communities at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Dementia inclusive Communities at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Creative Insights: Art & Alzheimer’s

Creative Insights tours are designed for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s or memory loss, and their care partners & friends. Tours are interactive, offering opportunities for dialogue and meaningful connection. On view is Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, which asks “How do we depict ”the self” if it is unknowable, inherently constructed, and ever changing?

On My Mind Social Hour

Following the Creative Insights tour, participants and others are invited to join us at the museum for an informal gathering with refreshments, and a chance to meet & mingle, as well as creatively reflect on the exhibit we’ve just seen. RSVP for the tour here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dementia-inclusive-tour-the-contemporary-jewish-museum-tickets-56208554299

For questions & more information, contact:

access@thecjm.org / 415-655-7856

SHarmon@ElderCareAlliance.org / 510-846-0421

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Dementia-Inclusive Communities Virtual Conversation
Feb
14
11:00 AM11:00

Dementia-Inclusive Communities Virtual Conversation

Join Erasing Boundaries and Elder Care Alliance for a virtual conversation about co-creating arts & cultural access with people living with dementia. We would like to invite anyone with an interest in building accessible, dementia-inclusive communities grounded in shared culture to attend this conversation, the first in a series. 

You can expect this conversation to be lively, well-facilitated, and to include art-making and creative exploration. We hope to identify both barriers and solutions to arts access for people living with dementia, and begin to envision what a truly inclusive community might look like. We invite people living with dementia and their care partners, professional and informal caregivers, artists and arts professionals, and professionals in the aging and dementia sectors to attend. 

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Dementia-Inclusive Communities Conversation
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Dementia-Inclusive Communities Conversation

  • San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Martin Paley Conference Room (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the first in a conversation series. Meet in person, join a virtual gathering or a Twitter Chat. We will be discussing how to co-create arts & cultural access with people living with dementia. Anyone interested in building accessible, dementia-inclusive communities grounded in shared culture are invited to attend this conversation, the first in a series. 

In San Francisco: February 2, 2019 11am-12:30pm
San Francisco Main Library, 3rd floor Martin Paley Conference Room 100 Larkin St. 

Water provided. Meeting location is ADA Accessible. Please write to request ASL interpretation no later than Thursday, January 17. It may not be possible to honor requests made after this date. Please contact SHarmon@ElderCareAlliance.org with any additional questions about accessibility. 

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Erasing Boundaries Research Institute Advisory Board Meeting
Jan
11
8:30 AM08:30

Erasing Boundaries Research Institute Advisory Board Meeting

Elder Care Alliance, a non-profit owner/operator of senior living communities, is launching a new social science research entity called the Erasing Boundaries Research Institute. We’ve established a Steering Committee with a number of academic and non-academic partners and now we’re ready to reach out to others around the country who may wish to collaborate on our Advisory Board.

We will be holding two days of sessions (Jan 10 evening and Jan 11 day) to formulate the scope for the first three years – with a focus on social science research of the lived experience for people living with dementia and their care partners.

We aim to create a repository where social science research from around the world can be collected and used collaboratively to inform more research as well as better products and services for families.

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Erasing Boundaries Research Institute - Advisory Board Dinner
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Erasing Boundaries Research Institute - Advisory Board Dinner

Elder Care Alliance, a non-profit owner/operator of senior living communities, is launching a new social science research entity called the Erasing Boundaries Research Institute. We’ve established a Steering Committee with a number of academic and non-academic partners and now we’re ready to reach out to others around the country who may wish to collaborate on our Advisory Board.

We will be holding two days of sessions (Jan 10 evening and Jan 11 day) to formulate the scope for the first three years – with a focus on social science research of the lived experience for people living with dementia and their care partners.

We aim to create a repository where social science research from around the world can be collected and used collaboratively to inform more research as well as better products and services for families.

LOCATION NOTE:

The Dinner on January 10 is in San Francisco at the SF Kebab Mediterranean Grill.

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