South Shore Conservatory Announces New Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association

SSC offers Memory Café programs in Duxbury and Hingham, where individuals with memory loss and their care partners come together in a safe and supportive environment and join in creative arts activities.

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces a new partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association®, anticipated to increase supportive programs for those living with dementia, their families and their friends, in South Shore communities.

Through its growing Creative Arts Therapies department, South Shore Conservatory has been a leader in providing dementia-specific arts programming on the South Shore. Joining together with the Alzheimer’s Association, a leader in supporting families in local communities assisting loved ones living with dementia, allows both organizations to offer increased support to thousands of families on the South Shore with a loved one diagnosed with dementia.

Through this partnership, SSC’s staff, board, and volunteers who regularly work with the public, receive special Alzheimer’s Association training on how to be even more inclusive.  After the training, the Alzheimer’s Association will continue to work with SSC to offer support programs, such as education, support groups and/or engagement opportunities for people living with dementia.

To learn more about South Shore Conservatory’s Creative Arts Therapies department, visit sscmusic.org/cat/, or contact Eve Montague at e.montague@sscmusic.org or 781-934-2731 x 20.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, 781-421-6162. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.