“This is a program that builds self esteem, explores the creative arts, sends people home happy, and gives them what they need most of all with this debilitating illness, and that is a connection with another human being.”
Suzanne Merriman, Program Director
First United Church
2420 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Phone: (812) 332-4439
PARTNERS is an arts program designed specifically for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. PARTNERS’ mission is to provide respite care in a safe, supportive environment that stimulates creative thinking, encourages physical activity, increases social interaction, and celebrates self-expression. Participants are matched with volunteers and together explore the joy of working creatively in the arts.