READING AND CONVERSATION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021
ark your calendars for a special event coming up as part of the Provincetown Walk for Alzheimer’s weekend festivities. Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Cape Cod resident, will read from her newest book REMEMBER: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting. Her first work of nonfiction, published in March of this year, was an instant New York Times bestseller.
Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. We are honored that she will be joining us in October, and we don’t want you to miss it, so save this date!
On Saturday, October 16, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center will kick off our Alzheimer’s Walk weekend with an exclusive sneak preview of a remarkable film about long-time Cape Cod resident Greg O’Brien. Directed by Steve Ecclesine, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT GREG attempts to put a human face Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The heart of the story is the resilient spirit of the O’Brien family that has already lost several family members in their fight against Alzheimer’s. O’Brien, a lifelong award winning investigative reporter, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 59 and has committed his QTR (Quality Time Remaining) to getting people talking about this quiet killer and increase the research funding. This is a unique cinematic journey through Alzheimer’s with Faith, Hope and Humor featuring an array of dedicated experts who have joined the fight who will hopefully inspire you to get involved.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Steve Ecclesine and Greg O’Brien. Because this will be their largest and most informed audience to date, they will be welcoming feedback about your experience of the film.
Although the screening will be free and open to the public, you must register in advance to receive the link to attend. Please click here to register. Include your first and last name, phone number, mailing address, and email address: Sign me up for Alzheimer’s Cultural Day! You will receive the link to attend via Zoom on Friday, October 15.
If you would like to attend but are not yet up and running on Zoom, please email Clare and she will help you get there: Please help me get on Zoom!
We have another opportunity to work with Master Savvy Caregiver Trainer Judi Devaney. A former caregiver and retired special needs educator, Judi has spent hundreds of hours helping caregivers prepare themselves for the journey ahead with warmth, compassion, and humor.
Savvy Caregiver is a twelve-hour program delivered over the course of six weeks. By the end, caregivers can feel less overwhelmed, better-prepared, and are part of a community of others who will support one another going forward. These sessions are offered via Zoom and are free of charge. If you need help connecting, let us know and Clare will walk you through it prior to the beginning of class.
WE HAVE ADDED AN EVENING SESSION
TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE WHOSE WORK SCHEDULES
HAVE PREVENTED THEM FROM PARTICIPATING!
Tuesdays, September 14 – October 19, 5:30 – 7 pm
Click this link to register:
Please sign me up for Evening Savvy
or call 508 896 5170
Please include: the session you prefer (morning or afternoon); first and last name; physical & mailing addresses; phone number; and your relationship with the person for whom you care (child, spouse, etc.)
Space is limited, so please enroll as soon as you can!
Molly Perdue, Melanie Braverman, Judi Devaney, and the AFSC Team
If you or anyone you know is in need of the services we provide,
please call us at (508) 896-5170.
Until there’s a cure, there’s community.
To see other upcoming events sponsored by AFSC, please click here!
|On Saturday Oct. 16th and Sunday Oct. 17th, 2021, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) will offer a variety of virtual programs through Zoom in place of its usual live Walk for Alzheimer’s in Provincetown. On Saturday they will show online a new documentary of “On Pluto” author Greg O’Brien, followed by a panel including O’Brien, the film’s director Steve Ecclesine and author Lisa Genova (Still Alice; Remember”. Several beloved local musicians will perform afterwards online. On Sunday, people can help raise funds to support the grass roots non-profit’s free consultation, training and educational services by walking or just making a donation. This dementia-friendly, COVID-safe free event allows people to participate safely from wherever they are. To register and for more information go to www.alzheimerscapecod.org or call 508-896-5170.|