Innovative Programs

Innovative Programs

A wide variety of programming is offered to our residents on a daily basis. Innovative programs are designed to promote choice, preserve dignity, and celebrate individuality. In addition to a full calendar of group activities, our staff provide spontaneous activities, day and night, to meet in-the-moment needs for social engagement, self-expression and mindful connections.

  • Music and MemoryTM
    Personalized musical playlists through digital technology provide musical favorites that tap deep memories allowing individuals to feel like themselves again, converse, socialize and stay present.
  • Opening Minds through Art
    An innovative program that builds bridges across age and cognitive barriers through the use of art with the support of students and volunteers.
  • Memory Lane TVTM
    An interactive and multi-media collection for individuals with memory loss, including relaxation, stress reduction and perceptual sensations.
  • TimeSlips
    Through simple prompts, images and questions, this program opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.
  • Portland Wheelers
    An adaptive biking program that allows people with disabilities to get out into nature and connect with the larger community.
  • Sensory Gardens
    A wonderful way to explore the senses and experience nature.

I haven’t had this much fun in ages.

It reminds me that color is emotion and I’ve got plenty!

— resident artists

Opening Minds through Art at The Cedars

Innovative Program Insights from The Cedars Connection