The UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center will present a free screening of Alive Inside, a 2014 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 North Fresno St. Free parking is available in Lot 10.
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through listening to music. His camera reveals the human connection found in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
In addition, UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center and Oakmont of Fresno Assisted Living and Memory Care will kick off Fresno’s first “iPods for Alzheimer’s” project. Donations of new and gently used iPods are sought for seniors in skilled nursing and other memory care communities.
The devices can be dropped off at UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center, 6137 N. Thesta Ave., Suite 101B, Fresno, (559) 227-4810; or Oakmont of Fresno Assisted Living & Memory Care, 5605 N. Gates Ave., Fresno, (559) 277-5959.
Schools, businesses, churches and other community groups interested in collecting iPods on behalf of the project can contact Laurie Heckman, marketing director at Oakmont of Fresno, at (559) 277-5959 to schedule a pick up. Donations of iTunes gift cards are also welcome.