Three Named Co-chairs Of Alzheimer’s Event

SPRINGFIELD — The Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, has announced the honorary chairs for the encore performance of the fund- raising event, Alzheimer’s at Tangle- wood, slated for Sunday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m.
Chairing the event will be Dr. Benjamin Liptzin, founding member of the Memory Disorders Program at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate; Tina Packer, founder, president, and artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, and creator of one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the country; and Paul R. Soloman, Ph.D., clinical director of the Memory Clinic at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and professor of Psychology and founding chairman of the Neuroscience Program at Williams College.

Alzheimer’s at Tanglewood features conductor Neeme Jarvi and violinist Gil Shaham performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Capricco Italien, as well as Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.

The Hawthorne tent will open at noon, with cold beverages and a cash bar available.

The Tanglewood program is a major fund-raising event for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, which provides support in the Bay State to 130,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

“Our purpose is to work toward a comprehensive, accessible, and compassionate system of family support and therapeutic patient care, to focus public and institutional attention on dementia as a major public health issue, and to promote research efforts to prevent, treat, and cure dementing illness,” said Kathryn Hedgepeth, western regional director of the association.

For more information or tickets to the event, contact Hedgepeth at (413) 787-1113, or send an E-mail to

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