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For many years George Brezina drove up a hill, on top of which was the building he cared for as an officer of Unity Hill United Church of Christ.
Since his passing from Alzheimer’s in 2013 his family and fellow church members have sought to honor his memory by caring for those struggling with early dementia related illnesses in the greater Bridgeport area.
A person with memory problems or early dementia doesn’t have to give up the activities that he or she loves. Many activities can be modified to the person’s ability. It’s important to help the person remain engaged. For example, a large social gathering may be overwhelming, but the person may be able to interact more successfully in smaller groups.
George’s Hill is a social engagement group for persons with memory problems or early dementia and their caregivers, where they can meet with other people with similar problems.
In fact, staying actively engaged in life and avoiding isolation is important to the health and emotional well-being of people living with memory loss and their caregivers. It’s also important that you learn as much as you can about what to expect and plan for what lies ahead.
So, we’ve created a special program called ‘George’s Hill’, a Social engagement Group, which encourages individuals with memory loss and their care partners to seek out activities that promote healthy living and engage the mind and body through physical, social and creative activities.
The social engagement group offers a fun and comfortable way for people living in the early stage of dementia to get out, get active and get connected with one another. The activities are shaped by Pastor Todd and promote social interaction and companionship. Art, music, games and exercise can enrich the lives of people with dementia because it allows for self-expression and engagement.
Due to the changes an individual experiences in their behavior, cognition, daily routines and relationships, dementia can be very isolating and lonely. This opportunity will allow people to come together and continue to remain involved and active in daily life and friendships, for as long as possible.
The group will meet the second Thursday of the month from:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm at
Unity Hill United Church of Christ
364 White Plains Road
A light lunch will be served
from 12:00 – 12:30
Anyone with a wheelchair or problems with mobility may enter through the kitchen door in back as there are no steps to negotiate.
We have newly remodeled Handicap accessible bathrooms available.
To register, call 203.374.8822