BasebALZ Wrap-up – 2017

The Alzheimer’s Baseball Reminiscence program (BasebALZ) has had a busy and successful 2017:

We continued our monthly programs at the Kerrville (Texas) Veterans Administration Hospital.  A highlight was the November 10th session preceding Veteran’s Day:

The driveway leading to the Kerrville VA hospital.

Volunteers chat with an early arrival.

A full house of participants (Kerrville photos by Ann Walsh)

We conducted a pilot session of BasebALZ at the Austin offices of AGE of Central Texas on October 30.  We had 12 participants in attendance for the one-hour trial reminiscence program.  We had great participation with lots of discussion about baseball, old autos, and the golden age of television.  We hope to be able to continue this partnership in 2018.

At the Alzheimer’s Texas offices in Austin, we held three “seasons” of BasebALZ – 18 biweekly sessions in all.  We wrapped up our most recent “season” – Season Seven – on November 13:

Our Astros fans celebrate the 2017 World Series victory.

We had a full house (21 participants and volunteers) for the season finale.

Every session, Bobby does his best to “Stump the Experts”

The Talkin’ Baseball Band plays “Take me out to the Ballgame” (Austin photos by Linda Cely)

click here for a short video:  video short

After a break for the holidays, BasebALZ will start up again at Alzheimer’s Texas on January 29, 2018.  For more information on the BasebALZ program – visit our information page here.