Celebrating Creativity in Eldercare

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Evadene Lovell, Gary Glazner, Jeffrey Brown,


• 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.

Tom Leech at the Palace of the Govenors Press letter press printed this poem by Stuart Hall to commerate Dementia Arts on Capitol Hill.

Photo Credit Jake McCook

Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico speaking on the importance of arts at the Dementia Arts on Capitol Hill program.


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