The Hyde Collection
161 Warren St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Engaging Alzheimer’s Patients And Caregivers
Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House was recently awarded $2,500 dollars in funding for developing “Here and Now”, a program that will engage individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or stroke related challenges and their caregivers. Inspired by the Museum of Modern Art’s Alzheimer’s Project, MeetMe at MOMA, this program provides opportunities for conversations that do not rely on short term memory, creates a social outlet, and inspires new connections.
Whether living at home, in assisted living, or nursing home facilities, individuals or groups are invited to visit the museum with a caregiver to enjoy seeing and discussing art. A museum educator will guide an open ended discussion of various works of art, with time for quiet reflection and questions.
This pilot program is not only crafted to provide social and intellectual stimulation for individuals facing the challenges of memory loss but, in addition, it will create a repeatable, shared experience for often isolated caregivers.
“Here and Now” will offer programming on site during regular Museum hours for up to twelve participants per visit (six individuals and six caregivers); and off-site at residences, day care, senior centers, etc. for up to twelve participants and at least one support person.
Funding was made possible, in by part, by a grant from the Anne B. and Leon J. Goldberg Foundation with technical assistance from the Alzheimer’s Center at Albany Medical Center and the Northeastern NY chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The public is invited to a reception being held on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association and the education staff from the Museum will be on hand to discuss this important and exciting program.
For more information about the program, or to rsvp no later than May 4, 2012, contact curator of education June Leary at 518-792-1761 x 27 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hyde Collection is a historic house and art museum complex with a distinguished collection consisting of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, as well as important decorative arts and antique furnishings. The Museum provides changing exhibitions in two gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming, as well as a Museum Store.
New Hours for 2012: Open year-round January 1–May 31: Wednesday-Saturday:10 am-5pm; Sunday:12noon-5 PM; closed Monday, Tuesday and most national holidays. June 1-December 31: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 12noon-5pm; closed Monday and most national holidays. The Hyde Collection is a non-profit institution located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Also please note The Hyde Collection has a new paid admission policy. For information, visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.