Kaye to speak about caregivers of older adults at UMMA

Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, will deliver a noontime talk July 20 at the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor.

Kaye’s talk, “Caregivers of Older Adults: America’s Unsung Heroes,” is being held in conjunction with Jason Bard Yarmosky’s “Somewhere” exhibition.

The exhibit features a series of paintings, drawings and video that explore issues of aging, specifically dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Developed in partnership with St. Joseph Healthcare, “Somewhere” will be on display at UMMA through Sept. 2. The exhibit is the focus of a series of noontime talks and workshops aimed at educating family caregivers and others in the community about age-related dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and the role of art in a healing environment.

All programs are free and open to the public. Other educational partners include the UMaine Center on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, and Dirigo Pines.

More about Yarmosky’s exhibit is on the UMMA website.