NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) October 16, 2020: The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the elderly, and not just those who suffered or died from COVID. The lockdown and other safety measures means many seniors are homebound and isolated.
As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reports, Santos Macaya says his 78-year-old wife Rosemary used to love to travel and teach, but about seven years ago she started suffering from dementia. Watch the full story...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020: (New York, NY) NYC’s Older Adults Find Community in Remote Art Programs by David Brand in City Limits Magazine Amid the fear and isolation of the pandemic, art discussions, history lectures and even new virtual ukulele lessons stimulate memory and keep older adults connected. This wonderful City Limits article includes interviews with Josephine Brown and Gary Glazner about the Memory Arts Cafe.
Thursday, July 30, 12 pm: In Conversation with Josephine Brown, Episode 8 of #AlzTalkNY: The Alzheimer’s Association works with community partners to connect New Yorkers impacted by dementia to care and services. Join Chelsea-Lyn Rudder in conversation with Josephine Brown, executive director of the New York Memory Center, an adult day services program and Alzheimer’s Association partner. Josephine discusses the Center’s work through the pandemic and how they have transitioned their services to the virtual world. You will be able to watch this and other episodes on YouTube if you miss it on the 30th.
January 22, 2020 (Brooklyn, NY) At the Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging (BWICA) meeting, New York Memory Center was proud to present on our specialized adult day services and caregiver support. In the photo, (l to r) Melody Story (MSW Intern at New York Memory Center), Megan Christ (Caregiver Social Worker at New York Memory Center), Maria Alvarez (Executive Director of BWICA Educational Fund, Inc.), and Joe Corace (Cosumer co-Chair of BWICA). Click on the links for more information on BWICA or Statewide Senior-Action.
January 2020 (New York, NY) Big Apple Health News & Events new publication includes a spotlight on New York Memory Center in their latest edition of PURPOSEFUL HEALTH - Seniors and Aging Well. You'll find us on page 9, followed by a special section on Alzheimer's and dementia.
November 2019 (Brooklyn, NY) WellCare Health Plans on Nostrand Ave. invited New York Memory Center to present our program "Learning about Alzheimer's and Family Caregiving" on November 18. Pictured here in the WellCare Welcome Room (l to r) are Carmen Pagan (WellCare), Megan Christ (New York Memory Center), Deirdre Garrett-Scott (Long Term Care Ombudsman Program at Center for Independence of the Disabled New York), and Josephine Brown (New York Memory Center). Thanks to WellCare for giving us this opportunity!
November 2019 (Brooklyn, NY) Emmanuel Baptist Church invited New York Memory Center to present about Brain Fitness and Warning Signs of Dementia on Saturday, November 9 during their Prime Time ministry. It was a wonderful group. Pictured here (l to r) are Barbara Walton, Rev. Jacqueline Bullock, NYMC's Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ, and Robert Scott. Thanks to Emmanuel Baptist Church for the chance to make this important presentation to your members.
July 2019 (Brooklyn, NY) Now Available video recordings from the Brooklyn Alzheimer's Research Update Recent findings in treatment, health disparities, and family caregiving
Video links for sessions at this important April 29, 2019, program hosted by the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease at SUNY Downstate and co-sponsored by New York Memory Center, Brooklyn Borough President’s office, Sunnyside Community Services, and Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter.
Recorded sessions include: Research Today, Hope for Tomorrow: Alzheimer's Association Research Initiatives; An Update on Caregiver Research and Support Services; and An Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Presenters include Discussion Leader: Carl Cohen, MD; Health Disparities Team - Carla Boutin-Foster, MD; Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health - Marilyn Fraser, MD; Deborah Gustafson, PhD; Howard Crystal, MD, and Mary Mittellman, DrPH.
May 31, 2019 (New York, NY) Executive Director Josephine Brown and Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ attended the preview event for "Spirit in the Cane," a new play written and starring Nikki Khouri about her grandfather's dementia. "With a little help from a cane, the audience is guided through grief, memory, and joy!" The event was partly a fundraiser to produce the play, but also a kick-off for Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month with some of the funds raised going to dementia-care nonprofits — including New York Memory Center. Josephine and Megan were there to see the play, accept the donation, and speak to the community members in attendance about Alzheimer’s/dementia and the vital work we do. See more about the play here, or follow the company on Instagram where this photo was posted. Thanks so much to Thorn & Petal for the donation!
May 17-23 , 2019 Brooklyn Home Reporter and Sunset News, "Packed house for Senior Living Expo in Bay Ridge" See pages 19-23 for photos from the event including the Center's Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ (bottom right) "The Brooklyn Eagle, Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator hosted a well-attended senior living expo at Dyker Beach Golf Club on Friday, May 10. There was food, fun and freebies for those attending, along with informative booths provided by hospitals, realtors, law firms, therapists, and local businesses...." Read more and see the Memory Center's ad on page 25
March 4, 2019 (Brooklyn, NY) Northfield Bank Celebrates the Opening of their Brooklyn Heights Branch
Northfield Bank celebrated the opening of their new Court Street office located at 112 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 2, 2019. As part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Northfield donated $1,500 to three area organizations: Heights and Hills, the Brooklyn Heights Association, and the New York Memory Center to support their work within the neighborhood. Read more...New York Memory Center's Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ represented the Center. She is 3rd from right in the photo.
June 29, 2018 (Brooklyn, NY) New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (center) stopped to speak with Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ and Adult Day Services Manager Margarita Diaz at the New York Memory Center table during Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon‘s 4th Annual Senior Resource Fair. Over 60 groups participated, providing senior citizens with information on legal services, health care, government and community resources, and more. The fair was held at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.
June 13, 2018 (Red Hook, Brooklyn) New York Memory Center held its 35th Anniversary Gala on June 13 at Liberty Warehouse – a beautiful location in Red Hook. The event was a grand success, raising over $20,000 along with being a lot of fun. We were also pleased to honor seven people and groups who have supported the Center over the decades. Music by Ismail Butera & Velvet Jubilee entertained us throughout the evening. Thanks to everyone who came, everyone who supported the event, and everyone who supports the Center’s work in whatever way they can! Click here to read more and see more photos and videos.
May 24, 2018 (Albany, NY): Josephine Brown and Megan Christ presented a workshop entitled “Best Practices in Joint Enrichment: New York Memory Center’s Memory Arts Café” at the New York State Department of Health Alzheimer’s Disease Program Annual Contractors Meeting at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Feedback after the presentation was very positive.
March 15, 2018 (New York): Classes Offered to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness. Watch the story on News Channel 12 Brooklyn, which they included as part of Women’s History Month because experts say Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men. The New York City Alzheimer’s Association offered the “Learn the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia” workshop in partnership with New York Memory Center at Restoration Plaza in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.