Image from the last Alzheimer's Iron pour at Salem Art Works.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In August members of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron team volunteered with children from Salem’s Lunch & Learn Program and the Greenwich Public Library on an activity focused on memory. The book "What's Happening To Grandpa?" was read. Written by Maria Shriver, it explains the effects of Alzheimer's and memory loss in an age appropriate way. The children then carved a special memory into a relief block (that souvenir was poured in iron on August 16th at Salem Art Works). Ice-cream was kindly donated by the acclaimed Battenkill Creamery. A fun and tasty time was had by all!
Won't you please donate to the HeFeStus Pour? Mark your calendars for October 4th and get ready for the HeFeStus Pour as this amazing event returns to Beacon, NY. Watch as we pour molten iron into molds of sculptures based on paintings created by local sufferers of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Support us and our mission to raise Alzheimer’s awareness while spreading hope and camaraderie!
Saturday, October 18th
Salem Art Works
19 Cary Ln., Salem NY, 12865
On October 18th the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project will be hosting a free educational brunch that will focus on Alzheimer’s Awareness. The Eastern New York Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting the panel, "Basics of Memory Loss," after which the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project will give an informational talk about the project and their accomplishments during their time at Salem Art Works.
The event accommodates all family members. Elderly attendees suffering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia will be invited to paint with members of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron team while caregivers take part in informational panels lead by the Alzheimer’s Association. Activities for children will include pumpkin painting and a reading of the book “What’s Happening to Grandpa” by Maria Shriver.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
In August elderly artists suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Cambridge NY, worked with clay to create dogs and dog beds. Dogs were selected to be molded and cast in iron at the Salem Art Works pour on August 16th. Tomorrow the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron team will be returning the finished sculptures to the elderly ,to be enjoyed.