Elder Rehab at the J seeks memory-impaired participants

The Elder Rehab program for memory-impaired older adults at the Tucson Jewish Community Center will begin its second semester the week of Sept. 21.

The first semester matched 21 senior participants with a University of Arizona intern or volunteer who supervised physical exercise, memory and language activities and interactive games, explains psychologist Sharon Arkin, the program director. The new semester has capacity for 30 participants with several spots still available.

Participants should have mild to moderate memory loss, be ambulatory (canes and walkers are acceptable), continent, able to obtain physician consent and have a dependable person to bring them to and from the Tucson J. The accompanying person may use the J’s exercise facilities while their partner is in the program.

The cost is $100 for 20 two-hour sessions. For an application, contact Amy Dowe at 299-3000 or adowe@tucsonjcc.org. Contact Arkin at 603-2912 or arkinaz@earthlink.net.