Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your local SPARK! program site for updates. Many have suspended programs, others are offering virtual experiences and/or drop-off kits. The SPARK! Alliance aims to protect our communities and provide support to our participants any way possible.
SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support and inspire creativity through creative engagement, workshops and programs. SPARK! programs are FREE for families to attend together in a comfortable environment led by specially trained staff and volunteers.
SPARK! programs typically last 60-90 minutes and group sizes are limited, so please pre-register for the programs you plan to attend. Each program is unique and include topics such as cooking, art-making, drama/dance, music/song, poetry and storytelling. SPARK! programs are designed to be offered on various days and times to encourage attendance at multiple locations in your region.
All SPARK! facilitators have been trained by Alzheimer’s professionals and collaborate with community partners to continually enhance programming.
Oh behalf of all SPARK! organizations, we look forward to meeting you soon!
(SPARK! programs are designed for families and care partners. If you are from a facility and are interested in bringing a group, please contact the location nearest you for more information.)