A Guide for the Replication of Joyful Connections! A Structured Social Club For People with Memory Loss 

People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias often need places to go and things to do to keep their minds active, keep them engaged with other people, and participate in activities that highlight their remaining skills and abilities, and most of all, they need to feel positive emotion.  As a direct result of studying and applying the Habilitation Model to our work with JCHE residents, I developed Joyful Connections!, a structured, afternoon, social drop-in club for people with memory loss with or without their care partners.

The following guide presents a detailed overview of Joyful Connections!