Get Inspired by Memory Care: Award-winning film and community discussion April 19

 

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Join the Pacific View community for the award-winning documentary film “Alive Inside” in a theatrical screening at Bandon’s Sprague Community Theater on Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, the film explores music’s ability to combat memory loss, with stories of family members who have witnessed the effects of personalized music on their loved ones.

Stay after the film for refreshments and a community discussion of resources for those in need of memory care, as well as support for caregivers in the home and assisted living settings.

Our panel of experienced health professionals and caregivers will answer questions and contribute to the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. The Sprague Theater is in Bandon City Park, 1202 11th Street SW. Call Pacific View to reserve tickets, 541-347-7502.

Sharon Webb and Billie Green sing "You Are My Sunshine," one of Sharon's favorite songs.

Sharon Webb and Billie Green sing “You Are My Sunshine,” one of Sharon’s favorite songs.

Meet our Memory Care discussion leaders

DEBBIE WILSON

Debbie Wilson is executive director for Pacific View Assisted Living and Memory Care in Bandon. She is an advocate for healthy, active living at every age. She attended Southern Oregon University, and her work experience includes program direction and compliance for organizations serving adults and children.

Debbie will celebrate her one year anniversary at Pacific View in July.

LESLIE DAVIS

Leslie Davis is long term employee of Pacific View, now in her 11th year with the community. She is the Pacific View Memory Care Program Administrator, certified through the Oregon Health Care Association. She has a broad spectrum of experience and training from OHCA, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Institute for Professional Care. Leslie assists families and residents through the admission process and day-to-day life, and she manages Pacific View memory care staff.

Leslie lives in Coquille, Oregon, with her husband James and six-year-old daughter Kaitlyn. She spends a lot of her free time with her daughter and her horse, participating in equestrian clubs such as South Coast Barrel Racers Club, and Southwestern Oregon Horseman Association.

LISKA MCNALLY

Liska McNally is a board-certified music therapist practicing in Portland, Oregon. She earned her undergraduate degree from Marylhurst University, where she is an adjunct instructor and practicum supervisor for the music therapy program.

Her additional training includes a certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy from Colorado State University, Hospice Music Therapy, and specialized training in supervising students and professional music therapists. Liska regularly provides music therapy services to clients receiving memory care in assisted living settings.

KIT O’CALLAGHAN

Kit O’Callaghan is a semi-retired counselor living in Coos Bay. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and practiced in the area for more than two decades. Her experience includes training with the Alzheimer’s Association to counsel those experiencing memory loss and dementia.

Kit facilitates the free Family Caregiver Support Group, which meets twice monthly at Pacific View. Kit and the Pacific View community welcome anyone facing the challenges of being a caregiver to attend.

Read more about the “Alive Inside” event.

Want to reserve your seat? Give us a call!

Want to reserve your seat? Give us a call!