Special Guided Tours
September 1 and 15; October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17; December 8
No reservation required. Docent tours will meet at the front desk.
Docents on the Road
Docents visit your facility and bring Woodmere’s collection and exhibitions in a PowerPoint presentation designed to suit the interests of your community. For more information, contact the Education department at 215-247-0948 or email@example.com.
ARTZ Philadelphia and Woodmere offer informal, interactive programs for visitors with dementia through interactions with artworks and opportunities for self-expression. The programs are facilitated by ARTZ Philadelphia Director Dr. Susan Shifrin, an art historian, independent curator, and arts accessibility advocate. Pre-registration is required to ensure an intimate, comfortable experience enjoyable for all. Programs are limited to six to eight visitors plus their care partners. Contact Dr. Shifrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-721-1606 to learn more about ARTZ Philadelphia or to pre-register for a tour. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
This workshop provides a new understanding of dementia as a lived experience as opposed to a diagnostic category. Led by Memory Bridge’s founder, Michael Verde, this workshop offers a new paradigm for person-centered care that incorporates interpersonal connection into the context of community. Michael Verde founded Memory Bridge in 2003. The multiple-award-winning nonprofit exists to end the emotional isolation of people with dementia. Through educational programs, Memory Bridge connects people with and without dementia to each other in life-changing ways.
Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness, a documentary by Memory Bridge founder Michael Verde, brings globally recognized authorities in the arts, science, and spiritual traditions together to challenge us to see dementia from a new perspective. The film reveals how we can move from fear to “being with” people with dementia and brings a new understanding of what it means to listen and connect. The documentary will be preceded by a screening of the award-winning documentary short Moment to Moment (by filmmaker Mike Attie) about ARTZ participants Susan and Carl. Both Verde and Attie will be present for a discussion with the audience.