On Monday, January 29 the “Talking Baseball” Alzheimer’s reminiscence program had a successful “opening day” for Season Eight. This marks three years that the program has been offered at the Alzheimer’s Texas offices here in Austin. Fifteen participants, caregivers, and volunteers were in attendance.
The theme of this session was Latin American baseball, and in particular Cuba and Cuban players. Just a few highlights included:
Monte discussed his recent baseball trip to Cuba.
Ira (r) gets ready to lead a discussion and vote on a Latin American all-star team.
Bobby challenges the group to identify a player in the “Stump the Experts” segment. Bobby threw an “opening day shutout” as he successfully stumped the group. The answer was early 20th century Cuban pitching great Adolfo Luque.
The group also took a few moments to remember long-time participant and super Red Sox fan – Tom. He was one of our original members, having been an active participant for all previous seven “seasons”. Tom passed away earlier this month.
BasebALZ Season 8 sessions will be offered bi-weekly at Alzheimer’s Texas through April. We are also continuing a monthly program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Kerrville, as well as a periodic session at AGE of Central Texas. For more information, see our informational page at: http://www.sabrhornsby.org/about-basebalz/