A new interactive crafting program for Long Island seniors and their caregivers takes root next month.
Developed by The Bristal Assisted Living communities and the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center, the two-part class in planting will be held via Zoom and guide participants through the project, according to a Bristal statement. All supplies needed will be delivered or mailed to participant’s homes a few days before the first session.
The classes are intended for older adults and individuals with dementia or memory-related cognitive disorders to participate along with their family members and/or caregivers. They will be aired via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 8. The classes will be recorded so participants can take part according to their own schedule.
The free program will be led by Casey Drum, director of recreation from The Bristal at North Hills.
“With over 20 years of experience caring for seniors, The Bristal understands the unique burdens caregivers face,” Julie Wexler, The Bristal’s director of business development, said in the statement. “These programs offer a chance for caregivers to connect with others, while offering their loved ones an engaging activity.”