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To Whom I May Concern

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Hill-Stead Museum

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Farmington, CT 06032

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As the 2017 Sunken Garden Poetry festival draws to a close, please join us for To Whom I May Concern!

August 30 at 6:30pm (Doors open at 6) in Hill-Stead's Makeshift Theater

Amazing things happen when people living with dementia share their stories. Join us for this reader’s theater performance created and performed by people living with dementia. To Whom I May Concern® challenges beliefs about dementia and invites us to join a movement to build a more dementia friendly Connecticut.

To Whom I May Concern® is... an interactive theater program that gives voice to people who have recently been diagnosed with a progressive brain illness such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Using their own words and TWIMC’s scripting technique, these individuals share their stories and experiences before live and online audiences.

Inspired by her work with individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families, To Whom I May Concern® is the brainchild of Maureen Matthews, RN, PhD, who has worked with memory-impaired individuals for over 30 years. Searching for a way to support and encourage dialogue between individuals with dementia and the people around them, Maureen developed the project as a way to facilitate this communication. From a single group performance created as part of her dissertation, TWIMC has grown into a program that be used by groups around the country help understand what it means to have a diagnoses of dementia. For more information: www.towhomimayconcern.org

About The Alzheimer’s Resource Center: The Alzheimer’s Resource Center is a pioneer in social change, transforming the way people living with dementia are viewed, engaged, and supported. As a mission driven nonprofit organization they have created innovative practices that support the well-being and resiliency of people living with dementia, their families, and professionals that work with them. The Alzheimer’s Resource Center provides residential living at their campus in Southington and resources and supports throughout Connecticut. They are also sought out nationally and internationally for their professional consulting. To learn more about how the Alzheimer’s Resource Center is helping to champion dementia friendly communities in Connecticut visit www.dementiafriendsct.org.

This event is sponsored by the Hill Stead Museum, the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, and To Whom I May Concern®

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