ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's

"There is another world, but it is in this one."

                                        - W.B. Yeats

  March 2012 


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ARTZ in the Press
  New England Museum Association News: Alzheimer's Program Offers Joy

Peabody MAE 
Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Joins ARTZ Museum Network 
In the Spotlight:The FCA National Center on Caregiving Features the ARTZ 'Meet Me at the Movies' program 
Save the Date!


Thursday, March 22nd

10am - 12pm 


'Meet Me at the Coolidge...

and Make Memories'




Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA


A free interactive classic film program for people with dementia and their care partners. For more information, to volunteer, or to RSVP 

please click here


Program made possible through the generosity of the Llewelyn Foundation and the Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust.


ARTZ Massachusetts
Museum Network


A free weekly event for people living with dementia and their care partners. For more information and to register please CLICK HERE


 March 6th

Decordova Museum

& Sculpture Park

Lincoln, MA


March 13th

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Cambridge, MA


March 20th

Harvard Museum of 

Natural History

Cambridge, MA


March 27th

Larz Anderson 

Auto Museum

 Brookline, MA




The ARTZ Museum Network is made possible through the generosity of the McCance Family Foundation and the Jane B.Cook 1992 Charitable Trust

ARTZ "It Takes a Village" Dementia Support Program
Announces 2012 Event Calendar

welcome to brooklineBrookline, MA - ARTZ, with support from the Brookline Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the upcoming programs that will take place throughout the town. Each event is geared towards Brookline residents affected by dementia, which include those diagnosed as well as care partners. 


Upcoming programs include: 'Gentle Yoga for Well-Being' by Iyengar Yoga Instructor Karen Wenc at Inner Space; 'Cooking Across Cultures' at the Brookline Community Center, 'Brookline in the 20th Century' at the Brookline Historical Society, 'Our Collective Story' with Playwright and Professor Alan O'Hare at the Brookline Booksmith, and many more throughout the year. For dates, times, and registration info please CLICK HERE

ARTZ California

March 3rd: ARTZ Delivers (TM), a traveling museum program, will be held at the Alzheimer's Association, Roseville, CA. 10:30am-12:00 noon.

March 10th: ARTZ Sacramento Volunteer Information Session. To be held at Citrus Heights Terrace in Citrus Heights, CA. 10:30am-12:00 noon. 
Program is sponsored by Eskaton.

ARTZ Sacramento Museum Project
March 29th: Crocker Art Museum, 10:30am-11:30am
Sponsored by Eskaton

For more information on ARTZ California please CLICK HERE
ARTZ Volunteer Spotlight

Rhythm Break Cares

New York, NY - Rhythm Break Cares (RCM) has volunteered on behalf of ARTZ by providing interactive sessions in collaboration with Jodie Berman and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care on NYC's Upper West Side.Founded in 2001, RBC strives to better the quality of life for the Alzheimer's, dementia and elderly communities through dance therapy. Founded by professional dancers, our programs are founded upon our skill of partnering and musical movement. Dance therapy is the use of movement to improve physical and psychological wellbeing. Sessions deliver either structured dancing technique, such as social dancing with a partner, or a more contemporary approach that uses improvisation to link thoughts with movement. Sessions should be tailored to the severity of the dementia. For example, people with more severe dementia benefit from simpler movements and more caregivers to help. Small class sizes with similarly affected participants facilitate participation. RBC dance instructors are certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Please visit their website by CLICKING HERE

Boston University Graduate Students Join Google Campaign to Promote Awareness for ARTZ

ARTZ is honored to be chosen as a non-profit recipient of a national entrepreneurial initiative. Graduate students from Boston University will be working with ARTZ on implementing an ARTZ awareness campaign over the next few months. The students are taking part in Google's Online Marketing Challenge, in which teams of students and professors assist non-profits in setting up and running a Google AdWords account. Google provides credit to the account, and the students will work with ARTZ to devise an effective campaign. 
The team is made up of B.U. employees completing graduates studies in the College of Communications. Team members are Jessica Weed, Katey Sullivan, Courtney Sullivan, and Tina Snell. According to Ms. Weed, "Our team is highly motivated to help such a fantastic mission driven organization and further spread the word about ways ARTZ can benefit our communities."

ARTZ Welcomes Danielle Niakoros

ARTZ Internship Program with Lesley University

Hello! My name is Danielle Niakaros and I am a student at Lesley University, Class of 2013. I am studying Expressive Arts Therapy and hope to enter the dual degree program in the Fall of 2012 to get a jump art on my masters in the field.  My favorite hobbies include painting, drawing, singing, guitar, and dance.  My hope is to bring insight and personality to the ARTZ organization and expand my skills as an Expressive Arts Therapist.
For more information on the ARTZ Internship Program please CLICK HERE

ARTZ Participates in 'Diversity through Art'

Intergenerational Exchange Fosters Understanding
Boston, MA- ARTZ volunteers were delighted to lend a hand at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Boston today, Thank you to the extraordinary efforts of the parents, school administrators and volunteer coordinators for organizing a great program! ARTZ volunteers included people living with dementia and program staff; this intergenerational exchange was inspiring and illustrates how much we all have in common, regardless of age, background or diagnosis. We look forward to returning!

ARTZ is an initiative of the 501(c)(3) I'm Still Here Foundation, founded in 2001, with the purpose of enhancing the cultural and creative life of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. ARTZ draws on the support and collaboration of artists and cultural institutions, as a collective resource, to share, educate, and inspire. ARTZ has developed dementia-specific cultural access programs with some of the worlds most renowned cultural institutions, which include: the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, the National Gallery of Australia, the Big Apple Circus, and the Tribeca Film Institute, among others. ARTZ has organized and facilitated over 400 community events, serving more than 10,000 people living with dementia and their care partners. ARTZ chapters have been developed in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Sacramento, the United Kingdom and Paris.