DEAR ARLEEN: Celebrating ARTZ @ Fleisher
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About The Event
Come celebrate with us and learn more about a new partnership between ARTZ Philadelphia and Fleisher Art Memorial, now entering its first full year of programs. Learn about how Fleisher and ARTZ are collaborating to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia and those they love, celebrate Arleen Weinstein and enjoy a performance by The West Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble.
Why are we dedicating this event to Arleen?
In December of 2014, Fred and Arleen Weinstein attended their first “ARTZ @ The Museum” program. They were a wonderful couple – gregarious, full of good humor and insights. Arleen had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease four years earlier, but her lifelong love of art was evident from the outset. Fred and Arleen became "ARTZ @ The Museum" regulars and hardly missed a session. When Arleen moved into a care community, ARTZ stay connected with her and Fred, providing programming to the memory care floor where she had taken up residence. And so Arleen became the first ARTZ participant to transition from living at home to living in a long term care setting. She became the first participant to demonstrate that no matter how long her illness continued or where she lived, Arleen remained clearly and without a doubt… Arleen. Arleen’s combined role of art-lover, insightful viewer, and generous facilitator for others is honored in a new partnership program that we piloted last year at Fleisher. “ARTZ @ Fleisher,” funded by the Arleen Weinstein Fund for Creative Aging, is a celebration of all that Arleen brought to our community, generously sponsored by her loving husband, fellow art-lover, and fellow ARTZ Philadelphia program participant.
Accessibility, transit and parking:
Fleisher Art Memorial is ADA-accessible, and participants are welcome to use any available spots in the parking lot on site (entrance at 705 Christian Street).
Fleisher is accessible by public transit: SEPTA’s Route 47 bus runs south on 8th Street from Center City and and stops at the corner of 8th and Christian Streets, one-half block from Fleisher. Route 47 returns north on 7th Street. For additional directions, visit https://fleisher.org/contact/
ARTZ @ Fleisher is funded by the Arleen Weinstein Fund for Creative Aging.