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Premiere of Acclaimed Film on Alzheimer’s Disease and Art
The Presidents’ College is teaming up with The Mercy Community, a continuing care retirement community in West Hartford, to present the Connecticut premiere of I Remember Better When I Paint, the acclaimed documentary film on the positive impact of art and creative therapies on those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
The film screening, together with lunch and a panel discussion, will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium and the Gray Conference Center.
The cost of the film screening, panel discussion, and lunch is $35 per person. Please register by Oct. 4 to attend. To register, go to the current issue of the Presidents' College newsletter and scroll to the end for the registration form. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
I Remember Better When I Paint director Berna Huebner will provide an introduction and overview of the film beginning at 9:30 a.m. The film, which is narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland, will be shown from 10 to 11 a.m.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the film, Alzheimer’s, and using creative therapies to deal with the disease. This expert panel will consist of: Elisa Gil-Pires M.D., Medical Director for The Mercy Community and Chief of Geriatrics at Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center; Jan Albetski, Supervisor, Assisted Living Services Agency for The McAuley, part of The Mercy Community; Catherine Certo, Professor of Physical Therapy and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford; and John Feierabend, Professor and Director of Music Education at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School.
The panel discussion will be followed by lunch and a continuation of the discussion in the 1877 Club.
“We are so excited to bring Berna Huebner’s film to Greater Hartford and host this premiere with our partners at the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College,” said The Mercy Community’s President and CEO Bill Fiocchetta. “It begins a wider and deeper community conversation on how our health care and education partners can best serve our aging population.”