Dementia Arts Festival

Arts Experience
sponsored by: 
Alzheimer's Poetry Project, NCCA
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:00am to 8:00am
Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle Street, Washington, DC 20016

Free performance for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public. New Mexico poet Stuart Hall reads work documenting his experience in living with dementia. Maria Genné, Kairos Dance and Judith-Kate Friedman, Songwriting Works and Gary Glazner, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project will lead the audience in the creation of a new performance. The event includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists. We are excited to show an excerpt from Anne Bastings’ film “Penelope Project,” which documents the performance of using the Penelope story from Homer's Odyssey to engage an entire long-term care community in the creative process and Songwriting Works’ new music video, “WWII Homecoming Song.” Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Washington DC Chapter, Iona Senior Services, and the Society for Arts and Healthcare.