Dear fellow Hanoverians:
South Shore Conservatory, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s
Association, presents a free South Shore AlzTalks program “Changes in
memory: When to be Concerned and What to do About Them” on Tuesday,
October 1, 6:30 p.m., at the Laura Center for the Arts, 97 Mill Street in
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s
disease. Alzheimer’s is a burden on those living with the disease, their
caregivers, our health care systems and the local and federal governments.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s and other
dementias will cost the nation $290 billion, including $195 billion in
Medicare and Medicaid payments.
The October 1 event is focused on keeping local communities informed on the
latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. “AlzTalks is our way of
giving the public a chance to hear from a local leading researcher on where
we are today and what is on the horizon for the future,” said Wessler.
Featured speaker Margaret O’Connor, PhD. shares information on brain
changes associated with memory loss and different types of dementia, early
detection, progress in clinical trials, risk factors and lifestyle
interventions. Also included in the discussion is a spotlight on Dr.
O’Connor’s research focusing on helping people determine optimal
interventions to support brain health such as lifestyle modifications and
The AlzTalks program is free and open to the public, but registration is
encouraged. To register, call 800.272.3900 or visit alzmassnh.org/alztalks.
For more information, please contact:
SSC Director of Creative Arts Therapies, Eve Montague,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781-934-2731, ext. 20
About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching
the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for almost 50
years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National
Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit,
community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4500 students
of all ages and abilities at two beautiful campuses and in partnership with
schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South
Shore. A third campus in Hanover is scheduled to open to the public for
classes and programs in the summer of 2020.
Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and
drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education.
With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200
professionally produced concerts annually. Through innovative
partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the
mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s
underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading
skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and
SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham,
(781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731), and
administrative offices at 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781-421-6162). SSC
programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural
Council, a state agency.
In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality
education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all
segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography,
and financial means. Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students
and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the
rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made
available to students at the school.
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