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.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM)
ADFM will be commemorating WAM on 28 and 29 September 2019 at the Atria Shopping Gallery, First Floor, South Court.
September each year is WAM. This year’s Theme will be on “Stigma and Attitudes to Dementia” which is aimed at raising greater awareness of the issues that are faced by people with dementia and ways the community can better support people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Living with dementia is a challenging experience; the social prejudice that is associated with the condition only adds to this challenge, leaving many people with dementia and carers feeling isolated and stigmatised.
Today, 2 of 3 people have little or no understanding of dementia. The stigma that surrounds dementia and misinformation remains a global issue.
August 2019 Activities
4, 11, 18 & 25 August 2019 (Sun)
|10.30am - 11.30am||
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.
11:30am – 12:30pm : “Kripatu / Gentle Haths Yoga” Exercise
The extended hour is for caregivers and seniors only (without the persons with dementia) – participants have to bring their own Yoga Mat).
|Conducted by Yoga instructor Ms Stephanie who is supported by Ms Shirley Low, Ms Janet Wong and a team of volunteer Yoga practitioners.|
3 August 2019
|2.30pm - 4.00pm||
Monthly “Laughter Yoga (LY)” Session
Laughter Yoga, developed by Indian Physician Dr Madan Kagtria in 1995, is being practised globally in over 100 countries. Laughter Yoga combines with interactive laughter exercise with deep breathing and calming movements is scientifically proven a powerful tool that reduces stress and makes people happier, energetic, releasing emotional baggage, bringing out the inner child and more.
4 August 2019
|1.30pm - 3.30pm||
Caregiver Experiential Session “Circle for Caregiver to Express and Recharge”
The session will cover:
• Speakeasy introduction
|Ms Ca-Ryn Lye, Co-Founder of Reconnect and Recharge.|
10, 17, 24 & 31 August 2019 (Sat)
|2.30pm - 4.00pm||
Weekly Practice Session “Chair Fitness Exercise”
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, please call or WhatsApp Bee Lan at 010-361 9125.
• 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.