January 2021 News from OPICA
 OPICA provides comprehensive, personalized services for adults challenged with memory loss, and for their families. We thank you for sharing this news with others.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

― Leo Buscaglia  

Activities for The Elderly With Memory Loss

Caring for seniors with memory loss requires creativity and patience in activities to pass the time. Activities for the elderly should be engaging and enjoyable, but also need to be practical. Memory loss will often lead older adults to disengage from people and their regular activities, which adds complication to the task of introducing activities for them. But, mental and social engagement is crucial to longevity. To maintain strong mental health in later life, seniors need to maintain social participation - engaging in activities to suit the senior's level of cognitive ability will help to fulfill their need for social stimulation as they age.

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NEW Online Day Program at OPICA
Sign up now for The Free Trial Program
Trail Period continues through January 29th

Online Day Programs Continue
Join us every week for one, two or as many groups as
you want to be part of.
Mindfulness Based Art Group, Nisei Group, Spirit Builders Group,
Art Class, Friendship Group, Storytelling, Ladies Lounge,
And Funky Fridays Music Group

All of our groups are facilitated by Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and trainees

Sara Kaye sara@opica.org 
for more information about these groups



Explore Nature You Rarely Get To See

We are all stuck in our homes, but we don't need to be stuck. We can visit places we don't get to go to. See things we don't normally get to see. Wildlife in their own natural habitat. Join us in traveling to Alaska, Catalina Island, and Minnesota from the comfort of our own homes.

Seeing that we are visiting them in their own homes, sometimes they are not there. If so, come back and visit later. They may have gone to the market because they were running short on napkins.

OPICA Partners are dedicated to helping adults with memory loss and their families by making automatic deductions every month to their credit or debit card. You choose how much you will give and for how long. You may change your amount or cancel at any time.

Become an OPICA Partner with your monthly gift today.

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Thank You
to our
Wonderful Foundation and Government Donors
for your

Free OPICA Zoom Workshops
Memory Matters
for People with Early Memory Loss and their families
Online Class - 8 Week Program

Thursday, Feb. 4th
10:00am - 12pm
Memory Training
Memory Training Program
Free Four week Zoom class
Designed for people with mild memory concerns.
February 4 - 25, 2021
Contact Carol Hahn, RN cvhrn@earthlink.net
Savvy Express
Free online class for Caregivers
Six classes starting
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact Carol Hahn, RN cvhrn@earthlink.net
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