Our Programs


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GEMz activities.

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Harmony Café

Harmony Café is a place where seniors with mild cognitive impairment, individuals who are concerned about their own memory loss, or family members and caregivers for persons with a diagnosis may practice memory and communication skills in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. Harmony Café provides a safe space for care receivers and caregivers can interact, laugh, cry, support, share concerns, and celebrate life with volunteers and trained memory-care professionals without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood. Harmony Café is a caring environment that provides person-centered living encourages friendship, and fosters acceptance.

Harmony Café meets to provide activities and lunch on the first Saturday of each month and is open to anyone without formal referral or assessment. GEM does not charge a fee for an individual accompanied by a caregiver.

To learn more about Harmony Cafe, click here to view our video.

Dementia Minute
Click here for an article about how Gem has adapted Harmony Café
during the pandemic

Meaningful Days

Meaningful Days provides a familiar, consistent program of activities for the care recipient while giving the care partner five hours to lunch with a friend, keep an appointment, run errands, take a nap, read a book, or just sit on the beach. Meanwhile, program participants are taking part in activities designed to maintain and/or strengthen their current abilities and state of mind.

To learn more about Meaningful Days, click here to view our video.

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Our host for
GEM’s Meaningful Days:

Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church
803 W, Kitty Hawk Rd.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

The Power of Art

The Power of Art is a Dare Arts Council program that offers access to arts programming and education to groups with special needs.

Local artists give their time and talent to bring our GEM caregivers and care receivers a variety of arts and crafts. Each specially designed session ends with Music by Angelo Sonesso . Please click here to view our video.

During the pandemic, GEM art classes continued virtually with the GEMz program. Here are some Power of Art Zoom classmates showing their finished spring bouquets.

To learn more about Dare Arts Council’s The Power of Art, click here.