September 12, 2013 – The New York Memory Center, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, and the Memory Arts Cafe are a featured story of PBS Newhour nationally! Be sure to watch the wonderful 8-minute segment, which includes the U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey.
August 19, Brooklyn, NY: OPEN HOUSE A SUCCESS! More than 100 professionals stopped by the New York Memory Center to learn about our programs, see the facility, and meet our staff and resident artists. Each artist had a station for visitors to stop by and talk with them personally to learn about the activities they offer Center members. See the online photo album from the event.
March 5, 2013 – Watch us on TV! “HealthBeat Brooklyn,” on Brooklyn Independent Television, features a segment on the New York Memory Center. The show began airing March 5 on Time Warner 56 and Cablevision 69, and in all five boroughs, Verizon 44. Through March it will repeat Mondays at 2:30pm & 10:30pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12pm & 8pm. You can watch it HealthBeat’s YouTube page. The segment is 6 min. 36 sec.
February 13, 2013 – Stine Moen and Hooba from Rhythm Break Cares (RBC) performed a beautiful dance, taught everyone to waltz, demonstrated the Texas Two Step, and made the Memory Arts Café Valentine Dance very special. See the slide show and more about the evening by clicking here. The monthly Café is becoming a showcase for New York artists and features the very talented poet and performer Gary Glazner as host. The Café is held the second Wednesday of each month from 6 pm – 8 pm.
Washington, DC – New York Memory Center was a Participating Organization during the special ”Dementia Arts on Capitol Hill” program last fall, which was co-produced by the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and National Center for Creative Aging. The September 20, 2012, program gave people navigating memory loss a national showcase with an art exhibit along with dance, music, poetry, and storytelling. The day included a panel briefing with the support of the offices of Congressman Edward Markey, Massachusetts, the co-author of National Alzheimer’s Plan Act and Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico. Read the press release and see photos and videos of the presentations on the Dementia Arts website.
December 12, 2012 – The Memory Arts Café and Holiday Party was a great success. The room was full and the desserts were excellent. (Josephine Brown, Program Director and amazing cook even made homemade canoli – yum.) The evening was host by Gary Glazner (right in photo), founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. He created and read a holiday poem with lines from everyone in the room (hear the poem on YouTube). Percussionist-in-Residence David Azarch (behind in red shirt), brought instruments that provided the background beat for the reading. Click on the photo for more pictures from the evening. Thanks to Multimedia Artist in Residence Tara Kacak for her painting; Ismail Butera, Musician in Residence (accordian); and Jennie Smith Peers of Elders Share the Arts for the fun Improv.
September 11, 2012 – DNAinfo.com reports on the Memory Arts Cafe.
August 20, 2012 – Executive Director Christopher Nadeau was interviewed on WBAI radio. He talked about the Center and care for people living with dementia on the New York City radio station’s morning show, “Wake Up Call.” Click below to listen to the 9-minute interview, or click on the photo to download the interview (13 MB) to your computer.
June 13, 2012 - New York State’s First Memory Arts Café Jazz singer Louise Rogers and pianist Mark Kross performed well-known jazz standards and led the audience in the creation of a new song at the first Memory Arts Café to be held in New York State. The event was held at the New York Memory Center on June 13, and was hosted by Gary Glazner, poet and founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, co-sponsor of the Café project. Read more….
June 12, 2012 – NY State Senate Legislative Resolution commending the New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project upon the occasion of launching New York State’s First Memory Arts Cafe… Read more….
April 16, 2012 – NYC Commissioner and Staff Visit New York Memory Center to Improve Supportive Services Nazli Parvizi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) along with two other CAU staff members visited the New York Memory Center on March 29. Their visit was part of an effort by the CAU to learn more about programs for seniors in New York City and create a stronger support network with city services. Read more….
Brooklyn Eagle: Seniors Act Out Improv Theater
February 23, 2012 – Brooklyn-based New York Memory Center Announces Participation in Cutting Edge Clinical Research Study New York Memory Center (NYMC) announced today that they have been chosen as the only study location for a new clinical research trial that may help the medical community better understand one facet of Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more….
November 28, 2011: See page 3 of Mscope, newsletter of the Department of Public Affairs for employees & friends of New York Methodist Hospital for a photo from the NYMC art show opening at the hospital.
November 18, 2011: Ola is a star! “Science&U” on CUNY TV featured a program on “Advances in Health and Medicine” that includes a segment shot at our Center. Watch it online. The NYMC segment starts at about 6:45.
November 7, 2011: Time Warner Cable Presents Gift to Brooklyn Community Foundation to Boost Services for Seniors This morning at the New York Memory Center in Park Slope, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Government Relations Rory Whelan presented Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber with a check for $10,000….. Read more…
NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As experts begin to craft a national strategy to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, Christopher Nadeau, executive director of the New York Memory Center in Brooklyn, NY, strongly believes… Read more…
August 2011 Press Release:
Brooklyn Community Foundation Grant Fills a Gap in Alzheimer’s Care
Video from the Sage Commisson roundtable in the Senate Capitol Building in Albany, May 2011. NYMC Executive Director Christopher Nadeau participated (hear him at 58:00 in the video).