ECA's Dementia-Inclusive Series

ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series launched in October 2015, and has developed collaboratively with the feedback and support of senior services organizations, eldercare and memory care professionals, and arts groups in the Puget Sound region. With the mission to create opportunities for people with memory loss and their care partners to connect and experience joy through the arts, ECA is committed to providing a space where community members with dementia feel welcome and valued; where their creative contributions are celebrated; and where quality time can be spent with families and care partners.

ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series 2017/18 brochure.

Dementia-Inclusive Films

Dementia-Inclusive films are presented as informal theatre experiences. Audience members will be made aware that some patrons may talk or get up during the film – which is OK. Theatre house lights are left on low so the audience can see and move around if necessary. Although these programs are designed with accessibility for patrons with memory loss as a priority, events are open and welcome to an all-ages audience. In particular, the series presents an opportunity for younger family members, grandchildren and friends to spend time with elders in an intergenerational setting, and to connect over classic films.

For more information about ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series, please contact Gillian Jones, Director of Programming, at or 425.275.9483.



Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10:00 am
Tickets $10/$2 Arts for Everyone
This triple Oscar-winning film musical is set in pre-revolutionary Russia and tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions.
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Mary Poppins (1964)
Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 10:00 am
Tickets $10/$2 Arts for Everyone
A magical English nanny is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London,
and into the Banks' household to care for their children.
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Golden Era Sing-Along
Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 10:00 am
This event is presented as a FREE community celebration. RSVP through the ticket link below,
or call the ECA Box Office at 425.275.9595.
A guided tour of musical memories. Our audience is invited to sing along with legendary film, television and concert performers.


Sponsored by:
Cedar Creek Memory Care & Barclay Shelton Dance Centre


With special thanks to the Anne & Mary Arts & Environment Education Fund.

2017/18 Workshops


Friendly Folk Dance

Mondays, November 6-27, 2017
10:00-11:30 am

Admission: $5 Regular/$2 Arts for Everyone
(All 4 classes for $15/person)

Location: Edmonds Senior Center

Silver Kite Community Arts invites participants to "travel the world" by learning a variety of folk dances from France, Greece, Russia, West Polynesia (Rarotonga/Cook Islands), Mexico, Japan, Turkey, and Aztec cultures.
Seated dance options available.

Register here



Re-Ignite the Mind with Improvisation & Play

Mondays, February 26-March 19, 2018 
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Admission: $5 Regular/$2 Arts for Everyone 
(All 4 classes for $15/person)

Location: Edmonds Center for the Arts' Lobby

Through improvisation and theatre games, Taproot Theatre leads classes that tap into the creative abilities of individuals experiencing early stage memory loss (ESML) and care partners. No memory requirement, just the delight of participating in an experience that releases the imagination while giving a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and social enrichment.

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Press Release

Testimonial from ECA's Songwriting Works Residency 2015 



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