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Memories in the Making© 2007 Art Auction

When the one we love who has dementia seems distant and lost, the magic of art often provides the perfect venue for communication and expression. Through Memories in the Making©, individuals with Alzheimer's disease express with watercolor what they can no longer communicate with words. Even if only for a moment, memories stored deep within are resurrected. When someone with Alzheimer's disease is given the opportunity to paint a memory, amazing things happen.

Memories in the Making© is a weekly art program sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and hosted in assisted living communities, nursing facilities and adult day programs around the Chapter’s bi-state service area.

Groups of 5 to 10 individuals are led by a trained, experienced volunteer artist and a facility staff person for a one-hour weekly art session.

Designed as a celebration of the lives and voices of the people involved in the Memories in the Making© program and as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, the annual Art Auction showcases the artwork produced over the year.

The 2007 Art Auction will be held Friday, April 20 at The Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

Please mark your calendar

For the 4th Annual
Memories in the Making
Art Auction

Love and Art

Friday, April 20
6:00 to 8:00 PM*

Liberty Memorial
100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO

Mary and Alan Atterbury
Ann Dickinson

An array of elegant hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
$100 per person.

*5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Ride up to the top of the 21-story tower and enjoy a spectacular view of Kansas City’s unique skyline.

For more information about the Memories in the Making© program or Art Auction, please call Matt Dehaemers at 913-831-3888.

» Purchase tickets now to the Art Auction.


Upcoming Events


February 20 - Building Effective Skills Training (B.E.S.T.)
A course designed specifically for nursing assistants in long term care and community settings. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Main Chapter Office, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS Call 913-831-3888 or for details.


March 1 - All About Alzheimer's Disease
The program will focus on general disease information including diagnosis, stages, risk factors, current treatments and interventions. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Carrollton Senior Center. Call 913-831-3888 or for details.


March 2 - Assessing & Counseling the Older Driver
An evidence-based workshop for physicians & health professionals at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Click here for details.