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An Evening of Arts and Interaction with Clients and Caregivers at NYMC
The artists gave a sample of their talent to the packed room, they joined into a performance that eventually involved everyone in the room Artists (l to r above) are: David Azarch, Percussionist in Residence, who leads very popular percussion workshops each week; Ismail Butera, who plays the accordion and is an NYMC Musician in Residence; Jennie Smith-Peers with Elders Share the Arts, comes to communities and leads Improv workshops; Gary Glazner; members of Rhythm Break Cares dance program; Tara Kacak, NYMC Multimedia Artist in Residence. Gary’s presented a poem called “Love,” created by collecting statements about love from everyone in the room earlier in the evening and put all the lines together. The artists began to draw, the drummers began, the accordion came in, the dancers began to move, and the audience members who were not drumming or shaking their maracas and tamborines were clapping and smiling and having a wonderful time!
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ARTICLE: Read the In Tune magazine article about David from an interview by music journalist Michael Ross.
MEMORY ARTS CAFE: The Memory Arts Café is a series of free cultural events for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, their caregivers and the general public. The Café features guest artists including musicians, visual artists, poets and dancers. Read about the Café in the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America magazine, Care ADvantage, Winter 2013.
ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE: Meet the Artists-in-Residence of New York Memory Center. Each brings a special expertise and offers stimulating programs on a regular schedule at the Center.
NEWS 12 : Seen here, David is in a session with people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association, supports adult-care services such as those provided by the New York Memory Center.
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