An encore virtual performance and discussion of The Remember Project’s “Steering into the Skid,” a one-act play about memory loss, will occur from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 19.
The event aims to engage family members, caregivers, local businesses and the broader community in a conversation about dementia and share resources and strategies to navigate memory loss.
To register for the event, play and conversations, visit https://skid2021-park-rapids.eventbrite.com.
The program is a partnership between Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area (LAH), Park Rapids Dementia Friendly Community Action Team, Heartland Arts and Park Rapids Enterprise.
“Steering into the Skid” was written by the husband-wife team of Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy.
The characters of Tim and Amanda are played by Twin Cities’ professional actors Jim Pounds and Danette McCarthy. In 12 short scenes, the audience comes to know this loving couple and bear witness to the early progression of dementia.
“Our ultimate goal,” said Connie Carmichael, LAH executive eirector, “is to assist community members and leaders consider new ways to think about memory loss and to become aware of local resources that support families who are dealing with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.”
Audience members come together via Zoom, then watch the play together, followed by a facilitated conversation.
The Remember Project in Park Rapids is funded, in part, by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to support a 2020-21 tour in Greater Minnesota. Funding for this tour is an Arts Tour Minnesota activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The Remember Project is a program of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area mobilizes volunteers and other community resources to enable seniors to remain in the home of their choice. Living at Home strives to provide dignity and quality of life for the elderly in our community.