here:now for Individuals Living With Dementia New Tours Scheduled
Posted January 21, 2013
here:now at the Frye Art Museum
Arts Engagement for Individuals Living With Dementia
Expanded Programming Announced
SEATTLE, January 25, 2013 – The Frye Art Museum’s acclaimed program for individuals living with dementia and their care partners is expanding to serve the needs of the Seattle community. The arts-engagement program, here:now, will double its capacity by offering two monthly discussion-based gallery tours and six classes annually that include a gallery tour and art-making activities.
A grant from Humanities Washington is enabling the Frye to extend the reach of here:now, the only museum-based arts program in Washington State designed for individuals with young-onset or early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners.
The Frye Art Museum also offers professional development opportunities and public programs that encourage community conversation on arts engagement and dementia awareness through hands-on workshops, lectures, and forums.
This year, the Frye Art Museum, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Western and Central Washington State Chapter and Town Hall Seattle, is bringing John Zeisel, PhD to Seattle for a series of events. Author of the seminal book on dementia care, I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care, Dr. Zeisel will present a lecture at Town Hall on April 4 at 6:30 pm. He will give the keynote address at the Alzheimer’s Association Regional Conference on April 5. And on April 6 at 11:30 am, he will introduce Meet Me at the Movies, an interactive film program in the Frye auditorium.
The Frye Art Museum is proud to be a resource in the field of dementia awareness for professionals and families alike. More information about here:now and the upcoming events with Dr. John Zeisel are available on the Frye website.
here:now was developed by the Frye Art Museum in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Western and Central Washington State Chapter and Elderwise®, and is made possible by support from the Frye Foundation, Humanities Washington, The Grousemont Foundation, 4Culture, and by the support of Frye Art Museum members and donors.
For complete information on Frye Art Museum exhibitions and programs, visit fryemuseum.org.