The University of Guam’s Isa Psychological Services Center and the Guam Museum are collaborating to offer a virtual tour specially designed for older adults and persons with dementia who might not be able to visit the museum in person.
The tour is part of Isa’s online support groups for family caregivers of persons with dementia being conducted in collaboration with the UOG School of Health’s Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. The virtual tour is meant to provide a stimulating and meaningful experience for participants to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Guam Museum curator Michael Lujan Bevacqua, who holds a doctorate in ethnic studies and specializes in CHamoru history, language, and culture, will be conducting the virtual tours. The tour will focus on the museum’s second gallery, “I Tasi yan I Tanó,” which translates into “The Sea and the Land.” The exhibit tells the story of the first CHamorus and how they thrived in a Pacific island environment several thousand years ago.
The tour will be held at the following times:
Guam Museum Virtual Tour – “I Tasi yan I Tanó”
-6pm–8pm, Wednesday, Aug. 18
-10am–noon, Saturday, Aug. 21
Support group sessions
The family caregiver support group sessions are held remotely on Zoom every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning year-round and are free of charge.
How to participate
To attend the Guam Museum virtual tour or any of Isa’s upcoming family caregiver online support groups, use the following Zoom links or call or email Dr. Iain Twaddle or Nikolas Gutierrez at (671) 735-2883 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Rhoda Orallo at (671) 735-3277 or email@example.com.
-Wednesday Support Group (6pm–8pm): https://zoom.us/j/92072878067
-Saturday Support Group (10am–noon): https://zoom.us/j/91243370958 (PR)