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April 26, 2005

Public Invited To April 29 Program On Storytelling And Memory Loss

A lecture, readings and interpretive performance are part of a closing reception for a University of Iowa art exhibit based on storytelling by people with memory loss. The free events are open to the public and will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Iowa City Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St. in Iowa City.

The exhibit has showcased visual interpretations of the stories of long-term care residents who have Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

The April 29 event will feature a lecture at 4 p.m. on TimeSlips creative story telling project by its founder, Anne Basting. Members of Iowa City-based Arts a la Carte will present an interpretive performance of selected stories at approximately 5 p.m. In addition, Roy Justis of KXIC radio will read selected stories throughout the afternoon.

The storytelling project is supported by the UI Year of the Arts and Humanities and is co-directed by the UI Center on Aging and the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence in the UI College of Nursing.

The April 15-30 exhibit is one of many programs and events that are part of the UI Year of Arts and Humanities, which ends June 30.

Visit the UI Center on Aging online at www.centeronaging.uiowa.edu.

For more information about the exhibit, see this previous UI news release: www.uiowa.edu/~ournews/2005/april/041305storytelling_exhibit.html.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Becky Soglin, 319 335-6660 becky-soglin@uiowa.edu; Julie Bobitt, UI Center on Aging, 319 384-4222, julie-bobitt@uiowa.edu