Make Your Mark!
- Make Your Mark – An event for people with memory loss and their care partners. Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin(HCA) will bring together an unlikely pair – people with memory loss and graffiti – at its Make Your Mark event on Saturday, Nov. 4. Seniors and their care partners are invited to create large-scale graffiti art as a way to leave their mark and increase awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia in our community. Two sessions will be held, one beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Home Care Assistance in Whitefish Bay, Wis.
- Damon McLeese, Artist, Executive Director of VSA Arts of Colorado and creator of the program “Granny Does Graffiti” will facilitate two workshops. He will guide seniors and their care partners through the experience of creating graffiti by making their personal mark or “tag” on large canvas panels. Personal tagging is a way for those affected by memory loss to make their mark in a unique medium that is permanent. This event aims to pay special tribute to seniors and their care partners who navigate an often challenging aging journey together. Once complete, the art will be proudly displayed around the community.
- Former Governor Martin Schreiber will share in the 1 p.m. workshop. As a decade-plus caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease, Schreiber will have signed copies of his book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, on hand. ($15 per book with net proceeds used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiving support programs)
- Make Your Mark is supported by the Laureate Group and SPARK! These free workshops are open to seniors and their care partners. Reservations are required as space is limited. Interested parties may call (414) 208-5430 to reserve a spot.