Pasadenans Attend Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles Hosted Fifth Annual Memories in the Making Art Exhibition and Auction

Susan Disney Lord, Lorna, Jane, Lenore, Susan GaleasLenore Medina, Susan GaleasLenore MedinaBrianne Ellworth, Jane Stang, Susan GaleasJane Stang

From STAFF REPORTS

3:05 pm | June 21, 2017


When Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles hosted their fifth Annual Memories in the Making exhibition and auction, June 15 at Building Bridges Art Exchange at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, a number of Pasadenans were there to show their support.

This unique fine arts program offers creative and non-verbal communication through art, enhancing connections with families, professional caregivers, and others.

The MiM program is a gallery exhibition and auction showcasing the amazing artwork created by people in the mid-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s. It is one of ALZGLA’s unique arts4ALZ programs that helps provide insight into the thoughts and memories that participants are often challenged in communicating.

“Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles is dedicated to meeting the needs of men and women affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” said Brianne Ellsworth, Memories in the Making Manager. “While social isolation may be common for those living with the disease, their family, and/or their caregivers, the MiM program provides a sense of self-expression and belonging in a family-oriented environment.”

MiM is made possible through the generosity of Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney, Tim Disney, and Roy P. Disney in loving memory of their mother, Patricia Disney, who was an artist.

For more information about the event and the Memories in the Making program, visit www.alzgla.org/events.

About Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles

Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles is the only local full-service, dementia-focused, nonprofit with 36 years of experience, 5 locations, and 57 staff serving Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. ALZGLA provides programs and services free of charge to individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, their families, caregivers and the community. Low cost training and education are also offered for professionals. Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles began as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1981. 100% of all Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles fundraising stays local, focusing on care, support, advocacy, and research across Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.

Alzheimer’s is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that weakens the memory and other cognitive and emotional functions. For more information, call the Helpline 24/7 at 1-844-HELP-ALZ or visit www.alzgla.org.

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