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You are invited to participate in the development
of a new Community Partnership Program!

El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer's Association
Program Development Workshops
Thursday August 7 & 14, 2014
El Paso Museum of Art

The El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer's Association are hosting a free two day workshop on using art to help those with Early Stage Alzheimer's and Dementia.  Museum staff, volunteers, members, healthcare professionals, eldercare professionals, and those living with Early Stage Alzheimer's are especially invited to join in the conversation. All sessions will take place at the museum.

El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer's Association
Program Development Workshop
Thursday August 7, 2014

 The first day will consist of presentations on successful arts and Early Stage Alzheimer's programs that can provide models and inspiration.  Speakers include Dr. Carmen Smith, Director of Education at the Meadows Museum of Art, Ms. Kimberly Knight, Assistant Director for Family Services, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, and the keynote speaker, Ms. Yoko Hayashi, Founding Director of the Arts Alive program in Tokyo, Japan. 

El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer's Association
Program Development Workshop
Thursday August 14, 2014

The second day will focus on the process and challenges of creating programs, with the goal of developing a model program for the El Paso region through the El Paso Museum of Art.  A panel discussion with caregivers and healthcare professionals will lead off the process.  May Fisher, Tour Program Senior Manager for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will follow this with a presentation on their partnership program, Looking Together

We need your input.  You must register for each day by Monday, August 4
by calling 915-532-1707 ext. 65 or emailing


Memories in the Making®is a program of creative expression
for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. 
In 1986, artist, board member and caregiver Selly Jenny,
whose mother had Alzheimer’s disease, explored the use
of an art program to identify how much dementia patients could
reveal about themselves through the medium of art.
Most had never painted before, yet the response was uniformly
positive, revealing and reaffirming.

The Memories in the Making® Art Program was thus born and
has grown into a calendar, a training manual, an art exhibit
and more -- expanding both nationally and internationally.
Now this program has been expanded to the Amarillo area
with the help of volunteer, Janis Ruff. Janis has been working
with several Alzheimer's facilities in the Texas Panhandle
to bring this program to our community.

Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven active event
for women that brings the passion and spirit of young
community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
For more information or to register go to:  BVBAMARILLO.COM


For more information, please contact:
Debbie Erdwurm, 432.570.9191 or


Join or start a team today.

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