Atria Community Corner Activities

Atria Community Corner Activities Featured

  • Location: Atria Community Corner @ 3rd Floor
  • Contact: 010-361 9125
  • Link: Outlet Location

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The Atria Community Corner was launched in September 2017 in conjunction with World Alzheimer’s Month. It is a joint community initiative of the Atria Shopping Gallery (Atria) under its CSR programme and the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM).

With this collaboration, Atria is aspiring to be the first dementia-friendly community mall in Malaysia aimed at:
• raising greater awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia; and
• providing information and support to the neighbourhood communities around Damansara Jaya and its vicinity.

Located at Lot T03 on the Third Floor (two doors from Daiso), the Atria Community Corner is open daily from 11am to 7pm. All health, nutrition & wellbeing talks, activities and information leaflets provided at the Atria Community Corner are free.

 

August 2018 Activities

Date

Time

Programme

Speaker/Facilitator

Every Mondays-Fridays

4.00pm-6.00pm

Activities on Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles,  art & crafts, etc

 

5, 12, 19, 26 August 2018

(Sunday)

11.30am-12.30pm

Weekly Elder Yoga Exercise

For Caregivers and Persons with Dementia, Senior Citizens and their families.

 

Regular yoga practice helps people of all age groups including the elderly. For the seniors, regular yoga practice can play an important part in keeping you healthy, because it helps to:

- reduce swelling in joints;

- increase joint mobility and strength;

- improve balance and stability.

 

Ms Stephanie Kuan. Supported by Ms Shirley Low and a team of volunteered Yoga practitioners.

4 August 2018

(Saturday)

2.30pm-4.00pm

"Oral Care for Persons with Dementia"

Good oral heath will make chewing and digesting food easier to support in improving the overall quality of life for persons with dementia. Dr Minati will present some useful tips and techniques to assist you and your loved one in maintaining good oral health.

Dr Minati Choudhury is a Prosthodontist and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry at the International Medical University (IMU). She is also the Project Lead for Elderly Care for the School of Dentistry, IMU Community Care.

11 August 2018  (Saturday)

2.30pm-4.00pm

 

"Coping with Caregiver’s Stress"

 

Caregiver stress is very common but not many recognise the effect it has on caregivers of persons with dementia. This talk aims to provide positive coping strategies in dealing with caregiver stress.

Dr Intan Sabrina binti Mohamad completed her postgraduate training in Rehabilitation Medicine from Malaysia (2008) and Australia (2013). She is practising Rehabilitation Physician with Hospital Rehabilitation Cheras. 

18 August 2018 (Saturday)  2.30pm – 4.00pm  “Caregivers’ Sharing Session” 
The objective of this monthly session is to engage caregivers in information-sharing to enhance their coping skills and give each other mutual support. The session encourages sharing of experiences, practical tips and learning from each other. In the process caregivers also get to make new friends, keep updated with current caregiving issues and resources while recognising the importance of self-care.

Dr Azlina binti Ahmad Annuar is a Neurogeneticist and researcher at the Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. She is a caregiver to her mother who is living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr Azlina will facilitate this session.

25 August 2018 (Saturday) 2.30pm - 4.00pm

“Caregiver Concerns – Supporting Living with Dementia and Quality of Life”

In this session, Dr Leela aims to share findings from her observations and discussions with caregivers on issues that arise from providing support for the persons with dementia. This will include an overview of resources available and different ways to cope with challenges in supporting family members through the various stages of the decline.

Dr Leela Koran obtained her PhD in Bilinguals with Aphasia (Language Loss) in UK. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University Malaya. Her current research aims to apply interaction analysis method to gain a better understanding of communicating with persons with dementia.

 

REGISTRATION IS FREE
We welcome you to join our weekend health talks and yoga exercises. Admission is free. However, we do encourage registration for logistics purposes.

Please e-mail [email protected] with your details as follows:
1. Full name(s)
2. Mobile contact number(s)
3. Indicate whether you are a family caregiver or attending for self-knowledge
4. If you are a caregiver, please indicate to whom you are caring for (e.g. mother/husband/etc)

For further enquiries, do call or WhatsApp: 010-361 9125.

Notes:
• If you are at the Atria Community Corner with your dementia-loved ones, please ensure that you are with them at all times.
• Do bring a shawl or cardigan as the central air-conditioning can be quite cold.
• Please do bring socks for the Yoga sessions.
• No food are allowed. This is to keep the premises clean and to adhere to Atria house rules.


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