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.

 

April 2018 Activities

Date

Time

Programme

Speaker/Facilitator

Every Mondays-Fridays

4.00pm-6.00pm

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

 

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 April

(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.

7 April

(Saturday)

2.30pm-4.00pm

"Depression in Older Adults"

 

Depression is a medical condition that interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It is not a normal part of aging, a symptom of weakness, or a character flaw. The diagnosis of depression is often overlooked and resulting in many elderly suffering from this mental illness. Older adults with depression need medical treatment to feel better and improve in wellbeing. Dr Chan will present ondementia and delirium in the elderly.

 

Dr. Chan Yee Fai, Consultant Psycho-Geriatrician based at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

14 April

(Saturday)

2.30pm-4.00pm

"Daily Activities for Dementia Persons at Different Stages"

 

Each person with dementia is different in ability as they progress through a series of stages. The rate at which people with dementia advance through the stages varies from each individual to another. Still, knowing what to expect posed in these stages will help the caregiver understand the symptoms and behaviour of dementia will support and prepare them for the challenges in communicating, engaging and caring for persons with dementia.

 

Ms Helen Ung, ADFM Dementia Care Skills Trainer.

 

21 April

(Saturday)

2.30pm-4.00pm

"Caregivers’ Sharing Session"

 

Marion will facilitate the session by relating her journey as a primary caregiver: the challenges between her work life and caring for her beloved late mother.  In this interaction session, caregivers and families are encouraged to share their concerns and issues, and how to cope with unpredictable challenges faced.

 

Ms Marion D’Cruz was a sole and former caregiver to her late mother affected with Alzheimer's. Marion had represented ADFM and participated in media interviews and public awareness talks sharing her journey.

28 April

(Saturday)

 

2.30pm-4.00pm

 

“Sleep...”

 

Sleep is essential for a person's health and wellbeing. Yet millions do not get enough sleep and many suffer from the lack of it. The quality of sleep directly affects mental and physical health. The lack of getting sufficient sleep affects the quality of waking life, including: productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and even weight. No other 'activity' delivers such numerous benefits with so little effort! Dr Intan will present how a night's good sleep can improve the quality of your life.

Dr Intan Sabrina binti Mohamad who completed her postgraduate training in Rehabilitation Medicine from Malaysia (2008) and Australia (2013).

 

 

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.