Story & Crafts

Supporting Memory Through
Storytime, Crafts & Cooking
By combining storytelling with crafts and cooking, residents can have an engaging experience that supports memory care.
Encore’s signature Story & Crafts program engages residents with stories followed by an interactive craft or cooking project based on the main element threaded through the story.


Encore offers Story and Crafts to all residents, including elders in the Retreat, our safe and comfortable memory-care community for residents living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Story & Crafts promotes social engagement and is specially designed to support memory function and aid in memory care.

Thanks to Encore’s trusted partnership with local libraries, librarians visit the Retreat once a month and read lighthearted stories aloud to our residents. Encore’s caregivers, specially trained in memory care, oversee and participate in the arts, crafts, and cooking activities.


Whether it’s reading a short story about a grandmother’s cooking, followed by whipping up stacks of delicious homemade pancakes with maple syrup, or reading a book about the beach then making creative seashell jewelry, Story & Crafts is always engaging and therapeutic for residents.