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Kinneret Kohn Manager of Teen Programs New-York Historical Society

Kinneret Kohn is the Manager of Teen Programs at the New-York Historical Society and is currently serving her fourth year on the NYCMER Board. Her previous positions include the Manager of Education & Public Programs and Interim Head of Programs & Visitor Experience at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Education Specialist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and as an Education Intern at the American Folk Art Museum. Kinneret earned an M.S. Ed in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education; an M.A. in International Education Development, focus on Peace Education, from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a B.A. in International Studies from The Ohio State University. She tweets at @KinneretK.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Educator Workshop: Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia

Where: CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving
360 Lexington Avenue 3rd Floor
New York, New York

When:4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: CaringKind and Museum Access Consortium

We estimate there are 250,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in New York City. With this number increasing over the next few years, cultural institutions have a unique opportunity to combat the feelings of isolation through community building programs for this audience. This two-hour workshop will focus on best practices in engaging people with dementia and their caregivers. It will be grounded in New York’s unique population, the resources for deepening current programs and beginning new ones that serve diverse older New Yorkers. The workshop will include breakout sessions to discuss your ideas and barriers for these programs. Accommodations: Wheelchair accessible CART service available Assistive listening devices on request

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