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Don’t miss this!  Arts 4 Alzheimers founder Tania Becker, and Barry Teller, Founder, Aging with Hope

Oct 13, 2011

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Originally from Boston, Tania Becker spent a good bit of her childhood in Paris.  She moved to Manhattan at the age of ten.  Until 1987 she was a real estate agent in Manhattan.  In 1987 Tania married Kip Becker, and moved to Atlanta.  About seven years ago, her husband, in his early 50s at the time, died suddenly of a blood clot during knee surgery.  Faced with a gaping hole in her life, Tania needed something different to do.  While reading the New York Times one day (once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker…)she came across an article describing a program of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.  Intrigued, Tania did more research, and decided to match her love for art and her formal art training with a mission to serve those dealing with the harsh realities of Alzheimer’s.  Tania is the Founder and Director of Arts4Alzheimers, a non-profit initiative to help bring meaning and happiness to early stage Alzheimer’s patients that stay in their own homes.  One of the primary outlets for her mission is a weekly class at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody.  To find out more, visit www.arts4alzheimers.com, email Tania directly at Tania@arts4alzheimers.com, or call her at 404-492-6181.

 

Barry Teller is a Mississippi native and moved to Texas in the 1970s.  Barry says that growing up on the Mississippi River never leaves you and he makes frequent trips back to his home state. After spending many years in business, Barry went back to school to pursue an advanced degree in counseling through Texas A&M University - Commerce. Barry's background in counseling and therapy was the catalyst to his new career in coaching.

Focusing on the senior communities, Barry now helps seniors through individual life coaching and group work shops. Aging With Hope provides many programs that can help support seniors and their communities. To contact Barry and Aging With Hope, you can call 972-914-9107 or email barryteller@gmail.com. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/agingwithhope.

 

We also want to thank Griswold Special Care for sponsoring today's show.  Griswold Special Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Dallas and Atlanta for nearly  20 years.