Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit moves to Lakes Region Library in Inverness
The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit, which has toured Citrus County public libraries since last October, has been relocated to the Lakes Region Library at 1511 Druid Road in Inverness where it will remain on display through the end of April, 2018.
Its two-month appearance at the Inverness Library is expected to be its final showing in Citrus County. Thereafter, it will be shown by its owner, the non-profit Alzheimer’s Family Organization, in other West-Central Florida counties.
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 was designed and created by Coping with Dementia LLC with sponsorship from Walgreens at Apopka in Inverness, which supplied the framed photo prints.
Included also is a cork board where viewers of the exhibit can post photos of loved ones they have lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Like all Citrus County Libraries, the Lakes Region Library in Inverness has conducted training for its employees and is certified Dementia Friendly.
Employees of the Lakes Region Library in Inverness welcome the Famous Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Photo Exhibit to their facility. Left to right are to right are Circulation Supervisor Cheryl Green, Marc Farrell, Library Aide; Librarian Aimee Marshall, Donna Tolbert, Library Aide; Nena Massie, Library Aide, and Alzheimer’s Family Organization President Debbie Selsavage. Selsavage is also President of Coping with Dementia LLC, which created and donated the exhibit to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization.