Join us on Capitol Hill Next Week!


We are thrilled to announce that in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project we will be hosting a day of activities at the U.S. Capitol focused on bringing attention to the expanding opportunities the arts bring to people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Join us on Capitol Hill to learn about research and practice from leaders in the field, followed by an evening reception including a live performance and video screenings at IONA Senior Services in Washington, DC in support of the National Alzheimer’s Plan.  

Dementia Arts on Capitol Hill
September 20, 2012
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Russell Senate Office, SR-385, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
Alzheimer's Poetry Project and the National Center for Creative Aging are hosting a panel briefing on arts and dementia research will take place with the support of the offices of Congressman Edward Markey, Massachusetts, the co-author of National Alzheimer’s Plan Act. and Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico. Panelists include: Dr. Anne Basting, Executive Director, Center on Age & Community and founder, TimeSlips; Maria Genné, founder, Kairos Dance; Margery Pabst, Executive Director, Pabst Charitable Foundation and author of “Enrich Your Caregiving Journey;” Dr. Richard Taylor, a leading advocate for people living with cognitive impairment and Dr. Linda Levine Madori, founder, Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults-TTAP Method. Stuart Hall from Santa Fe, New Mexico will be the guest poet.

Dementia Arts Festival
September 20, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 pm
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.


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