Tuesday, October 28, 5:30 p.m.
Immutable Passion: An Artist’s Life with Vascular Dementia
Dee Hansen and Susan Hansen Staves
When vascular dementia took its hold on Harry Hansen, an award-winning artist and art professor, the disease stole much of his identity. After a hiatus from artistic creation, his wife and daughter inspired him to use art as a therapeutic method to regain a creative and intellectual quality of life that lay dormant for half a decade.
Wednesday, November 12, 7-9 p.m.
It’s All About Making Art
Students, faculty and community members will have the opportunity to create a work of art with the guidance of a professional, practicing artist. Participants will then select several works that will serve as inspiration in a workshop with poet Gary Glazner the following evening. REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Thursday, November 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care
Gary Glazner, Director, Alzheimers Poetry Project, Brooklyn, NY
A high-energy workshop featuring simple techniques to help improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia by facilitating creative expression through poetry. Glazner will give examples on how to combine poetry with dance, music and visual art in structuring an arts program for people navigating memory loss.
*TO REGISTER FOR THESE FREE HANDS-ON PROGRAMS send reservation request to email@example.com. E-mail confirmations will be provided.