Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A New, Yet Old Approach to Dealing with Dementia - I met an interesting organization - Jiminy Wicket

I met a new organization that is working with seniors with dementia and their families. Called Jiminy Wicket, the organization wants to spread the word about the benefits of croquet for seniors with Alzheimer's and related dementias. This summer in Denver they have organized and are promoting Croquet for Seniors and Caretakers. Having just this summer played a game of crocket (after a 30 year absence), I am all for this. Jiminy Wicket has reached out to the Denver Croquet Club that meets in Washington Park in Denver, Colorado and they are offering free croquet every Monday from 10:00AM until noon through the summer and nearby at St. John’ s Lutheran Church in winter. This event is free and no experience is necessary and equipment is provided. The organization welcome seniors suffering from dementia and their caretakers. Here is a link to an article about Jiminy Wicket that we posted this July 2013 called, "Croquet at Copthorne - Dealing with dementia, a family learns to play together" - Click Here. Also check out the group's website - www.JiminyWicket.com.