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Cincinnati Film Festival...
Until Sadie Blotz is an Official Selection of the 2012 Cincinnati Film Festival. Our movie … Continue →
Interview on WVXU 91.7 FM...
Tune in to WVXU 91.7 FM Cincinnati for the popular program Around Cincinnati on Sunday August … Continue →
Lights, Camera, DaySTAE!...
A dinner and short film premiere is set for Thursday May 24th, 2012 at the … Continue →
Cincinnati Film Festival
Until Sadie Blotz is an Official Selection of the 2012 Cincinnati Film Festival.
Our movie will screen at the Esquire Theatre on Saturday September 8th at 10:00 am and at
the Clifton Performance Theatre on Sunday September 9th at 11:30 am.
Tickets are only $10.
Congrats to the production team and DaySTAE for their achievement!
Interview on WVXU 91.7 FM
Tune in to WVXU 91.7 FM Cincinnati for the popular program Around Cincinnati on Sunday August 12th at 7:00pm. Listen as journalist Jane Durrell interviews director Melissa Godoy and producer Amy Kruep talk about the groundbreaking movie Until Sadie Blotz.
WVXU is Cincinnati’s Public Radio station.
Congratulations nursing students at Fortis College!
I recently had the pleasure of visiting with a class of nursing students at Fortis College in Sharonville. On Thursday July 5, 2012, Lindsey Kamp and I had the opportunity to share our passion about the DaySTAE program at Mercy Health – West Park and the residents we serve. We talked about engaging and connecting with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia to improve communication. We shared techniques we apply everyday, based in the arts; visual art, drumming circles, storytelling, improvisation, and yes – even movie making. We shared a special screening of our latest project, Until Sadie Blotz. After the students and their instructor viewed the making-of documentary, we discussed the collaborative efforts it took to work with this very special population. We ended the morning with a showing of the short film. I am thankful for the opportunity to reach the community, especially the nursing students who inevitably with cross paths with this population. I wish this class of graduating nurses the best as they embark on their new career serving others.
Until Sadie Blotz World Premiere
Our movie premiere was a hugh success! Close to 300 people attended the Lights, Camera, DaySTAE! event at The Receptions Conference Center on May 24th. Thanks to the families, Mercy employees, community support, film crew, DaySTAE facilitators and of coarse our resident STARS for making this project an amazing experience. The crowd enjoyed Bob Herzog Channel 12 News Anchor as our emcee.
Lights, Camera, DaySTAE!
A dinner and short film premiere is set for Thursday May 24th, 2012 at the Reception Conference Center located at 3302 Westbourne Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Bob Herzog, WKRC Local 12 News Anchor, will be our special guest emcee.
This event will also highlight a behind-the-scenes documentary of the process collaborating with persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia being engaged, creative and having fun. From acting and editing, to camera man and slate girl, this was such an amazing journey.
This short film is produced in collaboration with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Melissa Godoy. The project is funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.
Tickets are on sale now! $40 per person or a table of ten for $350. Price changes to $45 per person after May 1st. Call 513-347-8269 or 513-347-8262 to purchase your tickets today!
That’s a Wrap!
We have completed our filming at West Park! Our last film day is scheduled for March 10 at Cincinnati State Technical College in their Green Screen room. The last two scenes will include animation for time travel. The premeir is May 24, 2012 at a location yet to be determined. Please join us for this fundraising event of dinner and a short film. We will also have gift baskets for raffle and a grand prize. The last event was a sell out crowd of 270 guests, this event will accomadate up to 350 guests. Channel 12′s Bob Herzog will be our mecee.
Art Projects at St. Theresa
We are busy being creative at Mercy Health-St. Theresa! Residents Lucille and Martha spent an enjoyable afternoon creating watercolor artwork celebrating the emerging Spring. Martha and Lucille look forward to the opportunity to create their own art weekly with Cheryl, the artist. While everyone enjoys a pretty picture, in DaySTAE it is all about the process with the understanding that whatever is created is beautiful!
On Location Hollywood Style
Community involvement has been a key factor in the success of our newest movie project. When DaySTAE reached out to our neighbors we had a great response. All locations have been gracious with their time and effort to help make this expeirence awesome. We have filmed at Western Hills High School, the Covedale Center, Graeters, the Croft home in Price Hill and had the use of a 1937 Chevy from Ken Gibbs. DaySTAE is scheduled to film at Cincinnati State Technical College in their Green Screen room for two scenes, both including animation. We applaud the community involvement in helping to raise public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Our movie, based loosely on resident’s past, is a theme of inner strength, forgiveness and peace.
Welcome to the new DaySTAE website!
We are so pleased to be able to share our program with you through this beautiful new website. Please check back with us from time to time to see updates from each of our programs. We hope to be able to share our music, art, stories, theatre and dance with you and that you find joy in each creation and story. Enjoy the new site!
We believe persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia do have the potential to create and add value to the world.
At Mercy Health, we believe this – and we live it every day in our DaySTAE program, which focuses on Success Through Arts and Environment. Created in 2003 by a Mercy Health registered nurse and licensed social worker, the DaySTAE program uses evidence-based programming that focuses on the arts, including music, art, storytelling, theatre and dance. The program is provided AT NO COST for residents of our communities that qualify through a medical assessment. As a Mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health considers the DaySTAE program an important part of our Mission, and provides approximately $300,000 annually in community benefit through the program.
Whether you are visiting our website as someone looking for resources for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, or as someone interested in helping us with our quest to increase awareness of the potential of the person with memory impairment, we invite you to look around and enjoy learning about our innovative and exciting program.