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NYU Family Support Program and 92 Street Y Collaboration

Using dance therapy principles and expressive movement to engage, inspire and uplift individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. Movement experiences are provided on chairs as well as through ambulatory explorations. Each class is developed through improvisation and tailored to the needs of the participants, and a wide variety of music is used to provide rhythmic support and enjoyment. Verbalization is encouraged.

For individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers

Starts, Tue, Sep 25, 11 am-12 pm (15 sessions)

Movement activities sensitive to the needs and abilities of those present and to elicit self-expression, memories, liveliness and increased socialization. Focusing on strengths, the therapist creates interactions and a safe space that builds self-esteem for the joint enhancement of all participants. The use of the breath, rhythm, music and dance will develop ease in everyday activities, and also will improve physical stability and balance.

For caregivers

Starts, Thu, Sep 27, 11 am-12 pm (15 sessions)

A dance and movement group designed to meet the needs of caregivers … to support the expression and understanding of feelings, to create relaxation, and to learn how movement might be helpful to modify or change an emotional state.

For more information or to register for these two classes call 646.754.2277 or email family.support@nyumc.org. NYU Langone Family Support Program.