Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Meet Me at UMMA
Presented by the Docents of the University of Michigan Museum of Art
at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue
~ Evening Meeting ~
7:00 PM Annual Meeting
7:30 – 8:45 PM Program
Six years ago, a team of docents at the University of Michigan Museum of Art launched a program to offer tours for people with Alzheimer’s. This program, Meet Me at UMMA, aims to restore identity, dignity and the experience of engagement and pleasure to museum visitors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss. This presentation will share segments of several such tours to show what they do to captivate these special visitors. In addition to looking and talking about artworks, the tours involve the other senses in bringing the museum experience alive.
Presenters: Sophie Grillet, Julia Jickling, Jeanie Mack-Powers, Marlene Ross, Susan Schreiber, Ruth Slavin, Gretta Spier, Mary Wakefield
Make a Difference!
Learn New Things! Meet New Friends! Have Fun! Join AAUW!
Just over 115 years ago a small group of women graduates in Ann Arbor gathered together to form the Ann Arbor Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumni, the forerunner of AAUW. Today we are a vibrant, active group of some 300 intellectually curious women, devoted to improving the lives of women and girls through education. Along the way we manage to improve our own lives – and have a lot of fun. We welcome new members.
The AAUW Ann Arbor Branch Offers
- A group of educated women with diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Informative and stimulating monthly programs
- More than 35 small interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities
- A used book sale that raises money for national fellowships, local scholarships, and awards to graduating high school seniors
- Community outreach activities like Brains Rule! and Let’s Read Math
- Membership in national and state AAUW organizations