A Celebration of Dementia Inclusive Art & Community

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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time

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934 Brannan Street
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SOMArts Cultural Center
San Francisco
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Join us any time to explore building dementia-inclusive communities through art.
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Are you passionate about building accessible, inclusive communities that provide a high quality of life for all people? Join us! This initial convening seeks to bring together many different voices, including people living with dementia and their care partners, artists, and professionals working in the fields of aging and dementia to share space & time to consider the pressing question of how we create a better world in which to grow old. 

You can expect facilitated conversations and break-out groups, collaborative creative practice, and lots of opportunities to see, experience, and discuss some of the most exciting work that's happening in the Bay Area. We hope to pave the way for future collaboration and community-building, and we'd love it if YOU were there! 

This celebration, scheduled from 1pm-6pm on Wednesday, June 12, allows attendees to engage with work done for the Dementia Inclusive Communities Initiative between September 2018-June 2019. Attendees are welcome to attend any and all of the sections. There is no cost to attend. 

1:00pm-2:00pm: Creative workshops, refreshments & mingling

2:00pm-2:15pm: Dance demonstration

2:15pm-3:15pm: Building a Dementia-Inclusive Culture Roundtable Discussion. Join in person or virtually.

3:15pm-3:30pm: Brief remarks 

3:30pm-4:15pm: Creative workshops, refreshments & mingling

4:15pm-5:15pm: Interdisciplinary collaborations round table discussion. Join in person.

5:15pm-6:00pm: Mingling & refreshments

Getting there: 

Public Transportation: SOMArts is a 20 minute walk from the Civic Center BART or the 4th and King St. Station on the MUNI T Line, and also accessible via several bus lines, including the 19, 8, 47, and 83X. 

Driving: There is very limited parking at the space. If you are driving a group, please contact us for a reserved space. There is also limited street parking available nearby. 

Taxi or Lyft: If you are taking a taxi or rideshare, you may instruct the driver to enter the driveway off of Brannan St. to reach the front door. 

If you would like ASL interpretation or live captioning, or have a different specific accessibility request, please contact us no later than May 15, 2019. All convening materials will be in large print, and we will have a small number of convening materials printed in braille.