The University of Guam’s Isa Psychological Services Center and the Guam Museum are collaborating to offer part two of a virtual tour series specially designed for older adults and persons with dementia who might not be able to visit the museum in person, as well as members of their families.
Part two of the tour will focus on the museum’s third gallery, “Ginen I Mañaina-ta,” which translates into “Our Ancient Heritage.” The exhibit tells the story of the ancient CHamoru way of life with replicas of the sakman (seafaring outrigger canoe), guma’ higai (pole-and-thatch dwelling), and guma’ latte’ (latte house). 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 tour.
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.
The tour will be held at the following times:
Guam Museum Virtual Tour – Part 2: “Ginen I Mañaina-ta”
• 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15
• 10 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept. 18
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 email@example.com or Rhoda Orallo at (671) 735-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.