Dr. Meara Faw to Present B Sharp Research Prior to Fort Collins Symphony Concert

Dr. Meara Faw, Colorado State University Assistant Professor in Communications Studies, will give a presentation about study results from the B Sharp Program at 6:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, prior to the Fort Collins Symphony’s concert.

B Sharp Arts Engagement®, a signature community collaborative program of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado®, was initiated in 2015 by the Fort Collins Symphony in partnership with Colorado State University, Banner Health, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Larimer County Office on Aging. Now in its’ fifth season, B Sharp engages people living with dementia and their care partners by providing participants with season tickets to the Fort Collins Symphony where they are able to enjoy concerts, attend receptions with fellow community members, and participate in a variety of research activities. CSU has partnered with the Symphony and other community partners to examine outcomes for the program.

Dr. Faw’s 20-minute program will include updates on offshoot programs such as C Sharp, where participants attend theatrical and dance performances; and Riding in the Moment, where participants enjoy, groom and ride horses. She will also discuss the Telomeres and Fitbit Studies, expanding research studies on caregivers, and the Virtual Reality venture. At 6:30 p.m., Maestro Wes Kenney will give his talk about the music the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m.

The Fort Collins Symphony’s Platinum Season 70 is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins, Fort Fund, Dr. Peter Springberg, and Dr. Ed Siegel. Concert Sponsors: Dr. Ann Yanagi, Dr. Scott Johnston, and Dr. Peter Springberg. Guest Artist Sara Davis Buechner Sponsor: Marilyn Cockburn.

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