October 26, 2022
775 W. Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
SPARK! with CU Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Join us on Wellness Wednesday for SPARK!, a program designed to provide people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners with opportunities for stimulating engagement.
This month we welcome Jim Hakala, Senior Educator at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder Museum of Natural History, in a program that explores the science behind the collection of 80+ stone tools – known as the Mahaffy Cache – found in a Boulder yard just one-half mile from the CU Museum.
More about the Exhibit
"Unearthed: Ancient Life in the Boulder Valley" is an exhibit at the CU Boulder Museum of Natural History that features a collection of 80+ stone tools – known as the Mahaffy Cache – that was found in a Boulder yard just ½ mile from the museum. The artifacts were studied by CU Boulder Professor of Archaeology Doug Bamforth, Ph.D. and date to approximately 13,000 years ago near the end of the last ice age.
SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support and inspire creativity through creative engagement, workshops, and programs.
City of Lafayette Senior Center, Dementia Friendly Boulder, Alzheimer's Association of Colorado