The Next Memory Cafe
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
10 AM to 11:30 AM
Montpelier Memory Cafe welcomes
Rob Mermin's Pantomime Project
Rob Mermin, founder of Circus Smirkus, trained with
renowned mime Marcel Marceau, before embarking on a 40‐year career in the circus world. He currently teaches the Parkinson's Pantomime project at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. He joins us at Montpelier Memory Cafe to lead us in fun, engaging movement activities that apply to anyone experiencing movement difficulties, their families, and their friends!
At Memory Cafe, we are aware of the mind/body connection. Dementia is often accompanied by balance issues and other movement disorders. Rob Mermin uses basic mime technique as a method for helping to cope with movement limitations.
The circus games are geared for delightful fun; Rob plays with balancing feathers, manual dexterity, coordination, postural awareness, and development of reflexes. The mime and circus together foster awareness and ease of movement in daily activities. Rob uses music, games, and the mime principles of Marcel Marceau. No theater experience required. Just fun, with a purpose !
Montpelier Memory Cafe meets the second Saturday of each month, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, at Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street in Montpelier. Call Liz at 229-9630 for more details.
People living with memory loss and their care partners are all invited to attend. The Montpelier Memory Café is for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. A care partner must accompany each participant. Admission to the Café is free, and MSAC membership is not required to attend.
Upcoming Memory Cafes:
March 11, 2017 - Rob Mermin, "Pantomime Project"
April 8, 2017 - TBD
May 13, 2017 -Danny Coane and Colin McCaffery , back by popular demand !
October 14 - George Woodard: filmmaker, singer, farmer