Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit moves to Homosassa Public Library
The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit, which is touring all Citrus County public libraries, has been relocated from Crystal River to the Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S. Grandmarch Avenue in Homosassa, Florida, where it will remain on view through March 1, 2018.
The exhibit features large framed portraits on canvas of 24 famous American artists, musicians, athletes, actors, politicians, and authors who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia. Its purpose is to deliver the message that no one is immune to the disease that now affects over 6 million Americans and their families.
The exhibit tour of Citrus County public libraries is an educational initiative of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, which serves eight west-central Florida counties including Citrus County. The exhibit was designed and created by Coping with Dementia LLC with sponsorship from Walgreens at Apopka in Inverness, which supplied all the framed photo prints.
With the exhibit is a cork board where citizens of Citrus County can post the photos of loved ones they have lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Like all Citrus County Libraries, the Homosassa Public Library has conducted training for its employees and is certified Dementia Friendly.