Performances
open to the public
 

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November 10, 2011
Performance, with Andrea Warren and Barbara Bartocci
The Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO

November 3, 2011
Festival of Faiths, hosts and orchestrating team
7:00
The Writer’s Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KC MO.

October 27, 2011
Love in the Land of Dementia: Performances and Workshop
Americare Conference, Sheraton Hotel
St. Louis, Mo

September 22, 2011
The Power of Reading, free event with The Writer’s Place, Literacy KC, Park University and the KC Public Library
Truman Forum, Plaza Library
RSVP: 816-701-3407
Event orchestrators

September 21, 2011
Patron’s Party: Fundraising for LiteracyKC and The Writer’s Place
Contact 816-361-7878 for more information
Event Orchestrators

June 20, 2011
Central Standard program on KCUR
Father’s Day story with Ron and Deborah
Go to KCUR archives to listen

May 5, 2011
Central Standard program on KCUR
Mother’s Day story with Ron and Deborah
Go to KCUR archives to listen

March 24, 2011
Central Standard program on KCUR
Radio interview with Ron and Deborah on the importance of stories
Go to KCUR archives to listen

March 18, 2011
Performance
The Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO

March 9, 2011
Love in the Land of Dementia: Performances and Workshop
Alzheimer’s Association of Long Island
Long Island, New York

June 18, 2010
Whispering Prairie Press Literary Reading
Deborah reads her fiction from Kansas City Voices
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: The Writer’s Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KC MO

May 29, 2010
KC Press Club Conference
Charge Up Your Creativity
Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Place: Lenexa Library

April 24, 2010
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
With music by Annemarie Timmons
Area Council on Aging
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Leavenworth, Ks

March 27, 2010
Creativity and Dementia Workshop
With music by Annemarie Timmons
Interactive workshop, co-facilitated by Carmen Mendietta, Brookdale Foundation
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Place: Leawood City Hall, Leawood, KS

January 12, 2010
Love in the Land of Dementia: Stories of Hope
A performance for volunteers, caregivers and staff
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Alzheimer’s Corporation, Santiago, Chile

October 24, 2009
Love in the Land of Dementia: Stories of Hope, Healing and Understanding
A performance for hospice volunteers
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Place: North Kansas City Hospital
For more conference information contact Kansas City Hospice

October 8, 2009
Love in the Land of Dementia: Stories of Hope, Healing and Understanding

A presentation for the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Kansas City, MO.

September 10. 2009
The HERO Project

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Place: KOTA Conference in Lawrence, KS
For more information, contact jamie.mcnally@sftks.net

July 28 and 29, 2009
Presenting Your Story: Using Personal Stories as Fundraising and Friendraising Tools

Speakers Bureau Training 2009
Place: United Way of Greater Kansas City
Did She Dance
A Benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Foxwood Springs, Raymore, MO, Brookdale Senior Living

May 16, 2009
The Answer is Tom Cruise and Other Stories: Uplifting stories for caregivers.

Time: 8:30-2:00 Caring for the Caregiver Conference
(Ron and Deborah’s performance will be around 9:30)
Place: St. Joseph Hospital, Community Center for Health and Education
Attendance is free. Breakfast and lunch provided.
To sign up call 913- 831-3888 or visit the website alz.org/kansascity

May 6, 2009
Moms The Word: A Celebration of Mothers in Stories and Music

     Join us for these humorous, poignant and meaningful stories that explore the mom in her various glorious -- and occasionally inglorious -- guises.
     AnneMarie Timmons adds a splash of delightful song to the program.
Time: Noon-1PM
Place: The Landon Center 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas
Cost: FREE. To reserve your place just call Matt Chandler, 913-588-3094.

April 28, 2009
Time Peace: Making the Most of Your Relationship with Time
Deborah Shouse and Maril Crabtree
Time: Noon-2PM
Place: The Landon Center 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas
Cost: FREE. To reserve your place just call Matt Chandler, 913-588-3094.

April 5, 2009
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey

     Who can Benefit: Family, friends, caregivers, health care professionals, psychologists, spiritual leaders and anyone who wants to understand more about the journey through Alzheimer’s.
     Benefits: These true stories focus on the gifts and blessings inherent in the caregiver’s journey. Anne Marie Timmons weaves her songs and music through the stories.
     “I’ve been a counselor for 20 years, and Love in the Land of Dementia was one of the most heartfelt, inspiring presentations I’ve ever experienced.”
     Denise Leicht, Longterm Care Social Worker, Bath, NY
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Plaza Library
Cost: FREE. To reserve a place, call 816-701-3407

March 31, 2009
The HERO Project Workshop

     Who can Benefit: Family and professional caregivers, activity directors, social workers, occupational therapists, spiritual leaders, health care professionals, community volunteers and anyone who wants to celebrate life.
     Benefits of the Workshop: The HERO Project is a simple story-based scrapbook activity ideal for any population. Focused on an individual’s life story, the HERO Project works well for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Our workshop participants have also used the technique to enhance occupational therapy programs, enrich family birthday parties and holidays, work with abused and special needs children, and more. We hope you can join us for this lively hands-on experience.
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
Place: The Landon Center 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas
Cost: FREE. To reserve your place just call Matt Chandler, 913-588-3094.

March 12, 2009
€ĚLove in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey

SPARK Educational Group
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Bishop Spencer Place in the Westport Room
Cost: FREE

February 15, 2009
A spiritual look at the caregiver’s journey through Alzheimer’s.

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: All Souls Unitarian Church on Warwick, Kansas City, MO
Cost: FREE.

February 11, 2009
Love and Other Almost True Stories

Benefits: Join us for a delightful melange of stories that explore the mysterious, odd and marvelous guises of love. Anne Marie Timmons will add her inspiring and soothing music.
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Place: The Landon Center, 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas
Cost: FREE. To reserve your place just call Matt Chandler, 913-588-3094.

Oct 25, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia Plenary and The HERO Project workshop
Time: 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Place: Brookdale National Group Respite Program
Renaissance Denver Hotel
Denver, Colorado
For information, call Carmen Mendieta (510) 540-6734

June 19, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia Keynote and The HERO Project workshop
Time: 10:15 a.m. and 2:50 p.m.
Place: Alzheimer’s Association Annual Symposium
The Peabody Hotel
Little Rock, Arkansas
For Information, call: Susie Keesling, LMSW
Program Administrator
Home and Community-Based Services
DHS - Division of Aging and Adult Services
Phone: (501) 682-8231

Jun 11, 2008
Dads and Dogs: Mostly True Stories of Fathers, Children and Their Best Friends
Stories by Deborah and Ron, with music by Chi Yi and Eric Houser
Explore the power of a punchline, the quest for the coconut and benefits of being treated like a dog in this lively and humorous program.
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas
3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas
Call Matt Chandler to reserve your place: 913-588-3094
There is no charge for this performance.

Jun 7, 2008
The Tell-Tale Traveler and the Two-Man Band: Stories and music of Spirited Journeys and Oddball Adventures

With musical accompaniment by Chi Yi and Eric Houser
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: The Writer’s Place
3607 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, Missouri
$3 for Writer’s Place members, $5 for non-members
For further information, call 816-753-1090

May 2, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia Keynote and all day HERO project workshop.
The HERO Project invites creativity and communication between people with Alzheimer’s, their families, caregivers and others, by using simple storytelling and scrapbooking techniques. This dynamic, dramatic and interactive process engages all participants.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: KOTA Conference, Junction City, Kansas

Apr 17, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Sponsored by Essential Home Health
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Sunrise Senior Living Center
12500 W. 135th Street
Overland Park, Kansas

Mar 18, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Sponsored by Essential Home Health
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Clare Bridge
12724 State Line Rd
Leawood, Kansas

Mar 3, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
11300 West 103rd Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66214

Feb 22, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Leeza’s Place at Memorial Hospital Pembroke
2261 North University Drive
Pembroke Pines, Florida

February 21, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Miami Jewish Home and Hospital
5200 North East 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida

February 13, 2008
Love and other Almost True Stories
Humorous and heart-warming stories that explore love in some of its strange and mysterious guises.
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas,
3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas
Call Matt Chandler to reserve your place 913-588-3094
There is no charge for this performance.

January 10, 2008
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Honolulu Alzheimer’s Association
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii

December 5, 2007
The Heart of the Season – Stories of Giving, Receiving and Connecting.
Celebrate the spirit of the season through this inter-generational, non-denominational program. These stories brim with humor, love and connectedness.
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas
3599 Rainbow
Kansas City, Kansas

November 15, 2007
The Tell-Tale Traveler: Stories of Spirited Journeys and Oddball Adventures
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Second Presbyterian Church,
55th and Brookside Boulevard,
Kansas City, Missouri

November 6, 2007
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Chevy Chase, Maryland
U.S. Administration on Aging,
Washington, D.C.
Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States Conference

October 3, 2007
The Tell-Tale Traveler: Stories of Spirited Journeys and Oddball Adventures
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas
3599 Rainbow
Kansas City, Kansas

September 6, 2007
“Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey”
Alzheimer’s Community Awareness Event
Sponsored by Benny Lee and The Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter
For more information
    call Nicole Clifford at 913-831-3888

June 28, 2007
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
A Dramatic Presentation and an Interactive, Connective and Uplifting Gathering for Family Members, Caregivers and other Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Presented by Ron Zoglin, Deborah Shouse, Dr. David Oliver and Sally Tureman
Time: 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Sedalia Fairgrounds, Sedalia. Missouri
For More information call Joetta Coen, Program Director, Alzheimer's Association  Mid-Missouri Chapter  573-443-8665

June 15 and June 16, 2007
“The Hero Project” and “Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Conference for Caregivers
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

June 11, 2007
The HERO Project Workshop
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
13720  Roe Avenue, Room 407,
Leawood, Kansas, 66224
Call Karla Woodward 913/544-0261 to reserve your place

May 16, 2007
Stories, ideas and tips for activity directors

Kansas Activity Director’s Association

May 7, 2007
Keynote Presentation
”Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey”
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Alzheimer's Disease State Conference
Madison, WI.
For more information, please contact 715/344-2929

April 27, 2007
Deborah Shouse receives Community Service Award from House of Menuha

April 26, 2007
”Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey”
A Dramatic Presentation and an Interactive, Connective and Uplifting Gathering for Family Members, Caregivers and other Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Presented by Ron Zoglin, Deborah Shouse, Dr. David Oliver and Sally Tureman
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Columbia United Church of Christ
“The Church in the Round”
3201 I-70 Drive, Northwest
Cost, including lunch $15
RSVP:
ucccolmo@centurytel.net

April 18, 2007
“The Hero Project: A brief introduction”
Kansas Activity Director’s Association

March 28, 2007
“The Hero Project: Tuning-in, Part II”
10:00 a.m.
The Arbors at Freedom Pointe
Overland Park, Kansas

March 21, 2007
“The Hero Project: Tuning-in, Part I”
10:00 a.m.
The Arbors at Freedom Pointe
Overland Park, Kansas

March 8, 2007
”Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey”
7:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, Duluth, GA

March 8, 2007
”Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey”
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Family and Professional Conference: “Creating Successful Caregiving”
Alzheimer’s Association, Central Georgia Regional Office
Central Baptist Church
Warner Robins, Georgia
Call: Tracy Ford 478.746.7050

March 7, 2007
”Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey”
2:30 p.m.
Heritage Senior Center, McDonough, GA

February 9, 2007
Love and other Almost True Stories

Humorous and heart-warming stories that explore love in some of its strange and mysterious guises.
Time: 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 7:50 a.m. performance
Place: Plaza Rotary Club
Intercontinental Hotel
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri

February  9, 2007
Love and other Almost True  Stories
Humorous and  heart-warming stories that explore love in some of its strange and mysterious  guises.
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Place: Village Presbyterian  Church
67th and Mission  Road,
Prairie  Village, Kansas

February 7, 2007
Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s: A Celebration of Caregiving Circle
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: House of Menuha
801 E 77th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64131
816 444-2434

February 6, 2007
The HERO Project
A workshop with the EdCon Group. The HERO Project invites creativity and communication between people with Alzheimer’s, their families, caregivers and others, by using simple storytelling and scrapbooking techniques. This dynamic, dramatic and interactive process engages all participants.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon, plus Lunch until 1:00 p.m.
Place: Landon Center on Aging
University of Kansas
3599 Rainbow
Kansas City, Kansas
Call Matt Chandler to reserve your place 913-588-3094
There is no charge for this performance.

December 20, 2006
The Heart of the Season – Stories of Giving, Receiving and Connecting.
Celebrate the spirit of the season through this inter-generational, non-denominational program. These stories brim with humor, love and connectedness.

Time: 1:00 p.m. luncheon, followed by stories
Place: National League of American Pen Women
Embassy Suites north of the Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
913-642-1503 or
pswafford1@kc.rr.com

December 12, 2006
The Heart of the Season – Stories of Giving, Receiving and Connecting.
Celebrate the spirit of the season through this inter-generational, non-denominational program. These stories brim with humor, love and connectedness.

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Place: Landon Center on Aging
University of Kansas
3599 Rainbow
Kansas City, Kansas
Call Matt Chandler to reserve your place 913-588-3094
There is no charge for this performance. You may also stay for a humor workshop and holiday celebration.

November 2, 2006
Love in the Land of Dementia Book Signing and Short Presentation
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Presentation at 2:30)
Place: Water Mark Book Store
4701 East Douglas
Wichita, Kansas
Refreshments served
Please call 267-7633 to RSVP

November 2, 2006
Love in the Land of Dementia Dramatic Presentation
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Kansas Masonic Home
400 Martinson–Auditorium
Wichita, Kansas
Refreshments served
Please call 267-7633 to RSVP

November 1, 2006
Love in the Land of Dementia Stories: Conference Opener
Time of conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Place: Alzheimer’s Association Defining Hope Conference–
Kansas History Museum,
6425 SW 6th Avenue,
Topeka, Kansas
For information call 785-234-2523

October 17, 2006
Scribbling Outside the Lines and Other Leaps of Faith
These humorous and poignant stories explore and applaud those moments of personal boldness and flexibility.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00
Place: Metropolitan Community College—Blue River,
1501 W. Jefferson, Blue Springs, Missouri
Call to reserve your space: 816-220-6518

July 25, 2006:   Family Life and Other Peculiar Habits 1:00 at Metropolitan Community College–Blue River, Blue Springs, Missouri

More Family Life

For those of you in the Blue Springs area, join us for a second showing of Family Life at Blue River Community College. We’ll perform, then talk about ways to create and capture family stories and memories.
Date:   July 25, 2006
Time:   1:00 to 3:00
Place:   Metropolitan Community College—Blue River, 1501 W. Jefferson, Blue Springs, Missouri
Call to reserve your space: 816-220-6518

July 21, 2006:   Visits are Vital workshop with the Edcon Group at the Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas, 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas

Visits are Vital
Connecting With People Who Have Dementia

For those of you who have the opportunity to visit and connect with people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s, this workshop could be of interest. We are doing this presentation in collaboration with Mary Sharp and Rachel Kail of the Edcon Group.

We all probably know someone experiencing dementia, but we often don’t know how to spend quality time engaging and interacting with that person. When we are willing to open our hearts and interact in new creative ways, visits bring incredible joy.

That’s what this workshop is all about. You’ll leave with ready-to-use practical skills on how to communicate and engage others in non-traditional ways. Gripping video clips, stunning, candid photography, personal stories and entertaining audience interaction will captivate you from start to finish.

Date:   July 21, 2006
Time:   9:00 a.m. to noon, and then Lunch plus discussion from noon to 1:00
Place:   Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas, 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas

Call Matt Chandler to reserve your place:
913-588-3094
There is no charge for this performance, and your lunch is included.

July 16, 2006:   Love in the Land of Dementia book signing, 2:00 – 4:00 at the Frederick House, Bonner Springs, Kansas

Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Mary Redmond at 913-441-4108. (It’s OK to leave a message). Your book donation is completely tax deductible. You will write your check directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. (Suggested donation from $15.00 – $100.00.) All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s programs and research.

If you cannot join us and want to make a donation or receive a book, please e-mail us at
Bookrequest@TheCreativity Connection.com

Date:   July 16, 2006
Time:   2:00 – 4:00 Book signing with a short performance at 2:45
Place:   The Frederick House, 209 West Front Street, Bonner Springs, Kansas
 

July 13, 2006: Love in the Land of Dementia performance, The Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 East 19th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska

Love in the Land of Dementia:
Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey
Book signing and Performance

“Remain surprised,” is one our favorite pieces of wisdom given to us by one of our favorite friends. We will truly be surprised (and elated!) if you are able to join us for our performance on July 13, in Anchorage, Alaska where we will be performing for the Alzheimer’s Resource Agency of Alaska.

Date:  July  13, 2006
Time:  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place:  The Anchorage Senior  Center, 1300 East 19th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska

If you are able to  join us, dinner is on us!
E-mail us for  details.
 

For something closer to home, we invite you to experience a beautiful new book in a beautiful old historic home. Join us for an afternoon of information, inspiration, connection, laughter and of making a difference.

Family Life and Other Peculiar Habits

The physicists say: “Everything is relative.”
The psychologists say, “Everything is relatives.”

Join us for a humorous and poignant session that celebrates those relatives and honors the unique, challenging and vital connections of the family. This series of stories will enliven your day and open your heart.

June 13, 2006:   Family Life and Other Peculiar Habits, noon at the Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas, 3599 Rainbow, Kansas City, Kansas

You are welcome to bring your lunch and munch while we perform. After all, we’re family!

Call Matt Chandler to reserve your place:
913-588-3094
There is no charge for this performance.

Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin
(816) 361-7878

E-mail: info@TheCreativityConnection.com