For two decades, Elderwise has helped adults living with memory loss to creatively and meaningfully engage with each other through art, discussion, movement, singing and shared meals.
Northaven Assisted Living is happy to be the new home for Elderwise’s adult day program. The program is open to seniors from throughout the greater Seattle area as well as Edmonds/South Snohomish County. Northaven residents can also participate.
Committed to providing “spirit-centered care” in the outreach art classes and adult day enrichment program, Elderwise helps adults age well by honoring what endures in each individual, in spite of physical or cognitive changes, and offering programs that nurture joy, meaning and connection in a creative community.
“The goal is to create a peaceful happy oasis for participants,” said Annie Koziol, Elderwise’s Director of Operations. “Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am–2:00 pm on the first floor of Northaven Assisted Living, a maximum of eight participants and two facilitators conduct a supportive group that makes gracious space for conversation, movement, art, drumming and singing. They engage in a guided discussion. Acknowledging the challenges posed by memory issues, Elderwise strives to create a supported community which brings familiarity and a sense of belonging, giving and receiving.”