MEDIA ADVISORY

NEW YORK MEMORY CENTER – BUSHWICK OPENS ITS DOORS TO EXPAND OUTREACH TO BROOKLYN COMMUNITIES LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA LESS ACCESSIBLE TO SERVICES

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting to be Held October 21st at the New Bushwick Center for the Community and Supporters – Event Is Free and Open to the Public

October 14, 2015 (Brooklyn, NY) – Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, New York Memory Center will officially open its doors to a new center in Brooklyn’s Bushwick community to provide much-needed services to those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. The New York Memory Center – Bushwick, will be the non-profit’s second center in Brooklyn, in addition to Park Slope that provides affordable services, arts programs, and education to those living with memory loss.

The disease significantly impacts every family, but recent research has found that communities with less access to services such as Bushwick are harder hit. If programs for those living with various forms of dementia are not sensitive to families living in these diverse communities, programs cannot effectively assist them and their caregivers. Research shows that cultural stigma associated with these conditions, socio-economic issues, such as language and cultural barriers, can often frustrate the efforts to diagnose and obtain proper access to services and support for caregivers.

WHAT:     Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for the New York Memory Center – Bushwick
WHO:     Elected officials: Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal, caregivers and clients, healthcare providers, and community partners
WHEN:     Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE:     New York Memory Center – Bushwick, 1143-45 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221

(Open House to welcome community members, caregivers and all supporters will be held 10 am – 3 pm at the Center the same day.)

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The New York City Memory Center is a day Center that enriches the community living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by providing affordable services, arts programs, education and support while collaborating with providers and researchers to raise awareness and expand treatment options. Learn more at www.nymemorycenter.org.