The New Mexico History Museum joins the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project to share techniques for reaching people with memory illnesses through literature, performance art and museum exhibits on Saturday, October 25, 9am to 4pm, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501. Workshops for anyone interested in improving the quality of life of older people through the arts including caregivers, health care workers, librarians, museum staff, teaching artists, and the general public will be held throughout the day. Registration fee of $35 includes light breakfast. Workshops will be led by: Gary Glazner, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project; Alysha Shaw, Lifesongs; Jane Tygesson, Discover Your Story; Ruth Dennis, Vista Living; and Jytte Lokvig, Alzheimer's Cafe. Poet Stuart Hall will be the featured guest artist.
• Over 5,000 people passed through the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building during the exhibit from September 17 to September 21, 2012.
• Over 300 people attended seven outreach arts events as part of the Dementia Arts Festival at Washington DC assisted living and adult day care centers. Over 15 new works of art, including dances, poems and songs were created.
• Over 100 people attend the culminating event and reception at the Memory Arts Café at Iona Senior Services.
• The research panel briefing with over 100 people attending the event was standing room only. Senator Tom Udall and National Endowment of the Arts Chairman, Rocco Landesman spoke at the event.
Jim describes participating in the Memory Arts Cafe performance at IONA Senior Services on Thursday, Sept. 20th in Washington DC. The event was part of the Dementia Arts Festival and featured musician Judith-Kate Friedman, Songwriting Works, dancer Maria Genne, Kairos Alive! and poet Gary Glazner.
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