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It Takes a Village

Brookline, MA

A free community event program for people

with dementia and their care partners

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It Takes a Village

Press Release

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"Brookline program uses arts,

culture to help people with dementia."

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It Takes a Village in

"Brookline Groups Team Up

to Fight Dementia with the Arts."

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It Takes a Village Links to

Community Partners

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline Senior Center

Brookline Booksmith

JFK National Historical Site

Frederick Olmstead Park

Brookline Arts Center

Brookline Music School

Brookline Historical Society

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Inner Space, Yoga in the Village

Panera Bread

Brookline Public Library

Brookline Health Dept.


2014 Schedule

April 3rd, 10:30am - Noon
Meet Me at the Movies
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA

April 17th, 11am - Noon
Dance & Movement
Brookline Academy of Dance

May 15th, 10:30am - 11:30am
Visual Poems
w guest artist Cheryl Perreault
Brookline Senior Center

May 16th, 10:00am - Noon
Walking Club
Arnold Arboreatum
Leave from Goddard House
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

June 5th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet & Greet
Brookline Teen Center

June 19th, 10:30am - Noon
Meet Me at the Movies
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA

June 20th, 10:00am - Noon
Walking Club
Boston Public Garden
Leave from Goddard House
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

July 17th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Outdoor Summer Fair
Larz Anderson Park

July 18th, 10:00am - Noon
Walking Club
Brookline Reservoir: Route 9
Leave from Goddard House
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

August 15th, 10:00am - Noon
Holy Transfiguration Monastery
Grounds & Gardens
Leave from Goddard House
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

September 19th, 10:00am - Noon
Jamaica Pond
Leave from Goddard House
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

October 17th, 10:00am - Noon
Forest Hills Garden Cemetery
Leave from Goddard House
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline


Make sure to call or email Dee to reserve your spot today:

Brenner@ArtzAlz.org  781-879-7237

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Previous Events: 2013

Jazz-Age Theme Social Mixer

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

15 Newton Street

Featuring

Liz Horwitz on Upright Bass (www.LizHorwitz.com)

&

Jeremy Quick on Guitar (www.JeremyQuick.com)

 

October:

Relaxation & Yoga

Inner Space Yoga

 

 

September

Interactive Improvisational Theatre

w Guest Artist Jason Simon-Bierenbaum

Brookline Public Library

 

 

August

John F. Kennedy Birthplace

National Historic Site

 

 

JULY

'Through our Collective Lens: 

Sharing our Story through Photography'

Brookline Booksmith

 

Guest artist Candace Walker (left) will share examples of her photography as well as bringing several styles of antique and modern cameras. Each participant is asked to bring one photograph - only one! The photo can be of any subject matter. Additionally, participants are welcome to take part in photographing objects that will be displayed throughout the event space. You do not need to bring your own camera but feel free to do so. Informal, relaxed environment; participants can listen, observe, or take part in whatever manner is most comfortable for them.

Free and open to the public; all ages welcome.

 

JUNE: Poetry in the Park w Artist Cheryl Perreault

 

MAY: LET'S MAKE MUSIC!

   

Save the Date! It Takes a Village Event: 'Let's Make Music!' Thursday, May 2nd, 11am - 12pm. A collaboration with the Brookline Music School. No music experience required or expected. Participants have the option of observing or taking on a more active role. If you have a musical instrument you wish to bring please do! Details: May 2, 11a-12p, Brookline Music School, 25 Kennard Rd.

 

 

March: 'Our Collective Story' with Alan O'Hare

An event not to miss!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Alan O'Hare will be leading a storytelling workshop at the

Brookline Senior Center on 93 Winchester Street, from 10:30-11:45am.

Dr. O’Hare is an Adjunct Faculty member at Lesley University and director of

Life Story Theatre (www.LifeStoryTheatre.org)

Make sure to call or email Dee to reserve your spot today:

Brenner@ArtzAlz.org 978-985-4427

 

February 7th, 2 -3 PM

Open Studio @ the Brookline Arts Center

with artist and ARTZ Associate Director Marian Brown

Where: Brookline Arts Center

68 Monmouth Street

Brookline MA 02446

 

When: Thursday Feb. 7th

2:00pm-3:00pm

This interactive visual arts workshop is designed specifically for people with dementia and their care partners. Local artist and ARTZ Associate Director, Marian Brown, will be leading the workshop. This program is free  and open to the public ARTZ wants to thank the Brookline Community Foundation for your continued support!

 

 
 

 

'It Takes a Village: Brookline' is made possible through the support of the Brookline Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council