• Activity Ideas for People Living with Dementia

    The Fall Series

  • Running out of ideas?

    Families living with someone with dementia find that helping them live a life with meaning and purpose is challenging.

    Join us for a practical workshop.


    We'll be discussing key strategies and giving away 20 Fall Living Well Activity Kits. Each kit is designed to help you connect with someone you care about or engage them more fully with the relationships that matter most to them.

  • Workshop Structure


    Goals and Challenges

    Practice setting reachable goals and discuss tested methods for overcoming key challenges.


    Wellness Plan

    Identify the unique interests and passions of the person you care about. Design a plan that works.


    Living Well Activity Kits

    Learn how to use each item in the kit for engaging more deeply.

  • Optional Pre-Workshop Assessment

    Answer the questions with your best knowledge of your family member or client living with dementia.

  • Featured Speaker

    Benjamin Surmi, MsG

    Social Gerontologist


    Developing a passion for elders early in life through listening to the stories of neighbors and grandparents, Benjamin has focused his career on empowering people to thrive no matter their abilities or age.


    His experience includes:

    • Designing memory care wellness programs
    • Training person-centered care to nurses and caregivers
    • Coordinating conferences on industry-leading dementia care practices
    • Leading a team of 70 people as Executive Director of a memory care center
    • Shaping lifelong learning programs for the first center in a YMCA
    • Delivering home repair to under-resourced seniors



  • Dates & Locations

    Tuesday, October 1

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Northbrook Inn

    99 Pointe Dr.

    Northbrook, IL 60062

    (224) 231-0690

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    Wednesday, October 2

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Maple Glen

    750 S Park Blvd

    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    (630) 474-0991

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    Tuesday, October 15

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Waverly Inn

    515 W Rand Rd

    Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    (224) 412-8707

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    Thursday, October 17

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


    241 E Lake St

    Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    (224) 333-2974

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  • Registration

    Complimentary Living Well Activity Kit for the first 20 participants at each workshop. $15 Value.