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It Takes a Village

Brookline, MA

A free community event program for people

with dementia and their care partners

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It Takes a Village

Press Release



"Brookline program uses arts,

culture to help people with dementia."


It Takes a Village in

"Brookline Groups Team Up

to Fight Dementia with the Arts."



It Takes a Village Links to

Community Partners

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline Senior Center

Brookline Booksmith

JFK National Historical Site

Frederick Olmstead Park

Brookline Arts Center

Brookline Music School

Brookline Historical Society

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Inner Space, Yoga in the Village

Panera Bread

Brookline Public Library

Brookline Health Dept.

SAVE THE DATE: November 7th, 2013

Jazz-Age Theme Social Mixer

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

15 Newton Street


Liz Horwitz on Upright Bass (www.LizHorwitz.com)


Jeremy Quick on Guitar (www.JeremyQuick.com)

Make sure to call or email Dee to reserve your spot today:

Brenner@ArtzAlz.org  781-879-7237




Previous Events: 2013


Relaxation & Yoga

Inner Space Yoga




Interactive Improvisational Theatre

w Guest Artist Jason Simon-Bierenbaum

Brookline Public Library




John F. Kennedy Birthplace

National Historic Site




'Through our Collective Lens: 

Sharing our Story through Photography'

Brookline Booksmith


Guest artist Candace Walker (left) will share examples of her photography as well as bringing several styles of antique and modern cameras. Each participant is asked to bring one photograph - only one! The photo can be of any subject matter. Additionally, participants are welcome to take part in photographing objects that will be displayed throughout the event space. You do not need to bring your own camera but feel free to do so. Informal, relaxed environment; participants can listen, observe, or take part in whatever manner is most comfortable for them.

Free and open to the public; all ages welcome.


JUNE: Poetry in the Park w Artist Cheryl Perreault




Save the Date! It Takes a Village Event: 'Let's Make Music!' Thursday, May 2nd, 11am - 12pm. A collaboration with the Brookline Music School. No music experience required or expected. Participants have the option of observing or taking on a more active role. If you have a musical instrument you wish to bring please do! Details: May 2, 11a-12p, Brookline Music School, 25 Kennard Rd.



March: 'Our Collective Story' with Alan O'Hare

An event not to miss!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Alan O'Hare will be leading a storytelling workshop at the

Brookline Senior Center on 93 Winchester Street, from 10:30-11:45am.

Dr. O’Hare is an Adjunct Faculty member at Lesley University and director of

Life Story Theatre (www.LifeStoryTheatre.org)

Make sure to call or email Dee to reserve your spot today:

Brenner@ArtzAlz.org 978-985-4427


February 7th, 2 -3 PM

Open Studio @ the Brookline Arts Center

with artist and ARTZ Associate Director Marian Brown

Where: Brookline Arts Center

68 Monmouth Street

Brookline MA 02446


When: Thursday Feb. 7th


This interactive visual arts workshop is designed specifically for people with dementia and their care partners. Local artist and ARTZ Associate Director, Marian Brown, will be leading the workshop. This program is free  and open to the public ARTZ wants to thank the Brookline Community Foundation for your continued support!




'It Takes a Village: Brookline' is made possible through the support of the Brookline Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council