SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early- to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. SPARK! is located in museums, galleries, nature centers and cultural venues across the United States and continues to expand into new communities.
SPARK! programs welcome care partners to stay actively engaged in their communities while joining peers to experience art, culture, the arts and nature in a comfortable environment with specially trained staff and volunteers.
SPARK! programs typically last 60-90 minutes and group sizes average 10-25 participants. Attending a SPARK! program provides care partners an opportunity to be together IN THE MOMENT. The programs are not reminiscent nor do they rely on recalling memories, but rather focus on observations, conversations and creative experiences. There are a variety of programs to fit every interest and comfort level. From art-making, singing and drama to museum discussions, performances and cooking – SPARK! offers something for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you at a SPARK! program soon!