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Teaneck Community Chorus

This Present MomentMusic and Memory

A Symposium on Alzheimer’s and
Choral Works Celebrating the Human Spirit

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Chiang Auditorium, Englewood Hospital
350 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 

Free parking - By-pass main entrance and continue on Engle St. for Employee Parking


The chorus presents a free Alzheimer’s Symposium for caregiver resources, current research, and the practical benefits of music for memory. You may attend morning session, afternoon session, or both. Free lunch will be provided.


The symposium is limited to 300 people.

This Present Moment – Choral Works Celebrating the Human Spirit
, the chorus' spring concert immediately follows.
Tickets only $12

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Symposium Agenda

9:30 am Welcome Teaneck Community Chorus
9:40 am Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s; The Basics – Introduction to dementia and Alzheimer’s including symptoms and behavior Presented by Robyn Kohn, Manager, The Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey
10:30 am Treatment and Research of Alzheimer’s Disease Presented by Dr. Steven Samuels, Chief of Psychiatry, Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
11:20 am The NJ Care Act: Caring for Our Family Caregivers Presented by Christine Newman, Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement, AARP New Jersey
12:05 pm Lunch and Vendors  
1:05 pm Afternoon Greetings Wes Matsui, Chair, Music Committee, Teaneck Community Chorus
1:15 pm Music and Memory Presented by Robin Lombardo, Northeast Regional Director, Music & Memory
2:00 pm The Good Daughter & The Do Gooder.  Excerpt from a solo play about a daughter’s caregiving journey with her mother, an 85 year old civil rights activist. Presented by Kaypri, whose work has been featured by AARP and the Wall Street Journal. Her mother, Dorothy Marcus, was one of the founders of the Teaneck Community Chorus.
2:45 pm Breakout Sessions:
  • Playlists: A Caring Tool – Robin Lombardo
  • Their Story Is Your Gift:Preserving Your Family Legacy On Paper – Kaypri
  • Learning New Ways to Communicate When Your Loved One has Alzheimer’s – Jo-Ann Venezia, Director of Behavioral Health, Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
3:30 pm Refreshments / Meet the Chorus
4:00 pm This Present Moment – Choral Works Celebrating the Human Spirit presented by Teaneck Community Chorus


Many thanks to our sponsors:

Puffin Foundation

This program is funded
in part by a grant from
Puffin Foundation

Discover Jersey Arts

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

AARP Englewood hospital AKA Health Promotion