Framingham History Center Memory & Meaning Series: The New Frontier of Slowing Brain Aging - Preventing Dementia

September 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sudha Seshadri, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University, will present data from the Framingham Heart Study on aging of the brain, including genetic and lifestyle risk factors.

The presentation will take place in the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01703, and will start at 7pm.

Tickets are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.

Contact Person(s): 

Framingham History Center

Tel:  508-872-3780

Remembering H. M.: By Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT

April 12, 2012 - 7:30pm - May 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Produced by Catalyst Collaboration @ MIT, a science theater collaboration between the Underground Railway Theater & MIT, the World Premiere of Remembering H.M. will explore the life & Times of Henry Molaison, who was unable to form new memories after experimental brain surgery at the age of 27.  H.M.'s personal tragedy became neuroscience's golden opportunity...

Written & directed by Wesley Savick.

Contact Person(s): 

Central Square Theater

450 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge MA 02139

Tel:  617-576-9278

Website: centralsquaretheater.org

Taking Action Against Alzheimer's: A Networking Dinner

July 29, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A networking cocktail & dinner event will be held at The State Room, 60 State Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02109 on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2011. For more information regarding the event, please see the attached flyer.

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association

Tel:  1-800-272-3900

Meet Me at the Coolidge...and Make Memories

May 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join fans of classic films (1930s - 1960s) in this free interactive event designed specifically to encourage audience discussion and reminiscence on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

The program will be guided by trained facilitators, and complimentary popcorn and drinks will be served!

More information is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Tel:  781-674-2884 ext. 119

Email:  cahill [ at ] thehearth [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association 12th Annual Night at the Pops: Carnevale for a Cause!

May 18, 2011 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 31st annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of the Dukes of Dixieland music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit http://alz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=470954

Contact Person(s): 

Sheila Watnick

Tel:  617-393-2008

Email:  sheila [dot] watnick [ at ] alz [dot] org

5th Annual Partners HealthCare Boston Health and Fitness Expo 2011

June 25, 2011 - 10:00am - June 26, 2011 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

Contact Person(s): 

Heather Hazelton

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] cw56 [dot] com

Telephone:  617-248-5520


Paul Magnes

Email:  healthexpo [ at ] whdh [dot] com

Telephone:  617-725-0760

Chinese Folk Art Workshop Benefit Performance for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center

March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm

The Chinese Folk Art Wokshop (www.folkartboston.org) will be presenting a benefit performance for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) on Saturday, March 18, 2011 at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre located at 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.

All proceeds from the performance will benefit the services and programs for the elderly served by the GBCGAC.

More information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the event is attached.

Contact Person(s): 

Wendy Wong

GBCGAC Funding & Development Manager

Tel:  617-357-0226

GEN SILENT: Award-Winning Documentary Film About LGBT Aging

March 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging, Goddard House and the LGBT Aging Project, this is an award-winning documentary that follows six Boston-area LGBT older adults over the course of a year as they deal with the challenges of aging and being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker and director, Stu Maddux, and local cast members will follow the film screening.

Tickets are $10 each, and the screening will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

Contact Person(s): 

Barrie Atkin

GEN SILENT Executive Producer

Tel:  781-788-6600

Email:  barrie [ at ] atkinassociates [dot] com

2011 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum

May 15, 2011 - 4:00pm - May 17, 2011 - 5:00pm

The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from May 15-17, 2011. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.

More information regarding registration and the program in general may be found at www.alz.org/forum/

Contact Person(s): 

Tel:  1-202-638-8655

Email:  advocacyforum [ at ] alz [dot] org

Alzheimer's Association Greater Boston 19th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

September 25, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $347million for the cause.

Participants can either join in a 6-mile "Spirit Walk" or a 3-mile "Hope Walk".

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH) Chapter

Tel:  617-393-2050

Email: memorywalkmanh [ at ] alz [dot] org

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