INTENSIVE – Professional dancer Adam McKinney formerly with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and choreographer Sarah Ashkin lead a rehearsal of an upcoming Summer Dance Intensive production Thursday in Allen Hall. Students will dance a 25-minute program Saturday 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. A five dollar donation is suggested at the door. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 27, 2015 Community Happenings


Class Offered

The Savvy Caregiver, an eight-hour educational workshop for family caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, will be held 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at Brave Heart Volunteers, in the Pioneers Home Manager’s House.  A light dinner will be served.

Amber Smith, M.D., educational specialist for Alzheimer’s Resources of Alaska, will facilitate the workshop. 

Savvy Caregiver was developed by the University of Minnesota to provide family caregivers the best possible dementia-specific care education. It provides thorough knowledge and information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, skills for person centered caregiving, and discusses possible decision points and emotions families may face.

The workshop is appropriate for family members guiding care from a distance and families providing direct care in Sitka. 

Reservations are required for the free workshop. Contact Krisanne Rice at Brave Heart Volunteers, 747-4600, or Amber Smith, 907-586-6044, for additional details.


Sitka Fellows

Program Listed

Sitka Fellows Ellie Schmidt and Nate Barnett will present their summer projects – Schmidt’s experimental film based on footage above and below the waters of Sitka and Barnett’s chamber choral cantata ‘‘The Good Day’’ – at 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

The performance is free and open to the public.



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