Alzheimer's Poetry Project - Kansas City
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Alzheimer's Poetry Project - Kansas City

Alzheimer's Poetry Project - Kansas City

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Alzheimer's Poetry Project’s Gary Glazner

Gary Glazner is the founder and Project Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP). The APP was awarded the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement. The National Endowment for the Arts listed the APP as a “best practice” for their Arts and Aging initiative. Glazner is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on using poetry with people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and has given Glazner has given talks at over 30 conferences including the most recent MC5 Annual Conference.

This event is being funded by MC5, the Missouri Arts Council, and the Alzheimer's Association.


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8:00 AM: Registration open

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Session for Professionals

12:30 PM: Registration open

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Sessions for High school students & Consumers

Gary Glazner Bio:

Gary Glazner is the founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, (APP). The APP was the recipient of the 2013, Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award and the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement. The National Endowment for the Arts listed the APP as a “best practice.” NBC's “Today” show, and NPR's “All Things Considered” have featured segments on Glazner’s work. In 2013, the U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, choose the APP for the initial broadcast of her PBS NewsHour series, “Where Poetry Lives.” Harper Collins, W.W. Norton and Salon.com have published his work. Glazner is the author of five books including, “Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care,” on Health Professionals Press, 2014. To date the APP has held programming in 26 states and internationally in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Poland, and South Korea serving over 40,000 people living with dementia.

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