Expresso Yourself! Sing along with Shana!

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s October Memory Café will feature the musical talents of Shana Rebilas Bousard, musical theatre actress and music therapist, at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 am.

The Memory Café is for those with memory loss and their care partners.  The challenges of living with memory loss can strain or even sever social connection at a time when it is needed most. Memory Cafés are one way individuals with memory loss and their care companions are coming together to make new friendships and support one another.

Shana has a long career as an accomplished vocalist and musical theatre performer, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Shana was a featured singer/dancer for Holland America and Regency Cruise lines, and has performed cabaret acts in New York City, Wisconsin, and Arizona, as well as her solo vocal recital at Carnegie Hall.  A fun note is that she met her husband Dominik Rebilas when they were both cast in “Fiddler on the Roof” for Arizona Jewish Theatre Company.  With her guitar and banjo, she’ll share a variety of tunes and of course, singing along is always encouraged.

The Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners.  Offered on the first Thursday of the month, each Café has a new theme and includes meaningful, fun activities to engage the participants and stimulate their minds and bodies. Socialization is a key component to the cafés, as they are meant to be a place to relax, meet others and have fun in a nurturing and accepting environment. Coffee and snacks are provided.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. To register or for further information, please e-mail Kathy.rood@jfcsaz.org or call Kathy at 602-452-4627.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service and behavioral health organization with over 80 years of service in the greater Phoenix area.

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