Long Island Museum: Arts & Alzheimer’s Conference / April 5


Long Island Museum Hosts Arts & Alzheimer’s Conference 


The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook will host an Arts & Alzheimer’s Conference on Friday, April 5, 2019. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and the day concludes with a Q&A session at 3 p.m.
This day-long conference will feature highly recognized speakers in the field who will discuss best practices and share various ways to connect with and enrich the lives of those living with dementia. The event is intended for healthcare facilities, professional caregivers, and family care partners as well as art, history and cultural organizations that are looking to find meangingful ways to further connect with their community through the arts.
Presenters for the event include Angela Fingard, Program Director at Timeslips; Jessica King, Education Manager, at Children’s Community Head Start Birth-Five Program; Paulette Figaro, Program Leader at Day Haven Adult Day Services; Cat Jannuzzi and Elana Naclerio, Co-Directors for Rain or Shine Art Therapy Services; Heather Van Velsor Thorgersen Director of Educational Programming and Ariann Miller Forella, Musical Director at ThinkBig! Theater Arts, Inc.; Donna Spellman, Executive Director of River House Adult Day Center; and Joann D’Auria, Access & School Workshops Coordinator at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Topics planned for discussion are Storytelling & the Freedom to Imagine; Linking Generations: Connecting Pre-Schoolers & Seniors with Dementia; Mindfulness Practices for Caregivers and Professionals; Life is a Cabaret: Creating Shared Experiences through Singing Broadway; Baseball Reminiscence League: A Model of Therapy for Dementia Patients; and Sights and Scents of the Garden: Seasonal Highlights Programs for Those with Memory Loss.
The day will also include break-out sessions for networking, lunch and two Q&A sessions. The conference is free for all participants but space is limited. Anyone interested is asked to call Beth Chiarelli, Assistant Director of Education at the Long Island Museum at (631) 751-0066 x211 or email bchiarelli@longislandmuseum.org. This program is underwritten by a generous grant from the Knapp/Swezey Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Burner Law Group, P.C. 
Calèche, ca. 1880. Million, Guiet & Company, Paris, France. Long Island Museum.
Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. For more information about the Long Island Museum’s programs and exhibitions, visit longislandmuseum.org or call (631) 751-0066 x212.   

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