A space for community, collaboration and impact has never felt more vital.
Last year, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC) announced the launch of a new initiative on Seattle’s First Hill: The Memory Hub. Bringing together people, programs and partners, the Memory Hub will operate as a vibrant dementia-focused programs and events venue, collaborative workspace and training center. It will be conveniently located just a few blocks from the memory clinic at Harborview Medical Center and beside our partner the Frye Art Museum, welcoming visitors year-round to explore what it means to live well with dementia.
While riding out the past year of COVID, we’ve had ample time to focus on fine-tuning our plans for the Memory Hub! Meanwhile, with the extended social isolation we've all experienced, a space for community, collaboration and impact has never felt more vital. Here’s a glimpse of what’s been in the works behind the scenes, as we eagerly await an opportunity to launch:
- Developing virtual programs that we and our partners can offer from the “Zoom room” at the Memory Hub – from support groups to creative arts classes
- Connecting with Memory Hub partners to explore opportunities to partner on virtual programs, such as the new Wellness Wednesdays webinar series with the Alzheimer’s Association
- Planning for a new statewide dementia-friendly communities learning collaborative housed at the Memory Hub
- Solidifying a generous parking agreement with our neighbors, Murano Senior Living
- Designing a logo, thanks to Memory Hub volunteer Experience Designer Cal Dobrzynski. She captured the community and collaboration at the heart of the Memory Hub.
Stay tuned for a virtual launch in late Fall of 2021, where we’ll unveil the website and provide a Memory Hub progress update!