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September 4th, 2014
  • Memories in the Museum

    The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter has partnered with three Cincinnati Museum’s -  the Cincinnati Art Museum, Contempory Arts Center, and the Taft Museum of Art to offer a program designed specifically for persons with dementia. The visitors join trained docents to view art, discuss observations and share their thoughts. Each program features a different theme and ends with a hands-on art project.

    The Memories in the Museum program is offered the first Wednesday of each month. Many of our DaySTAE participants and staff have taken advantage of this free program.

    For a schedule of location and time, please visit


August 26th, 2012
  • 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!

August 1st, 2012
  • 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.


July 17th, 2012
  • 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.



June 1st, 2012
  • 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.


    Until Sadie Blotz premiere



April 21st, 2012
  • 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!

March 2nd, 2012
  • 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.

February 27th, 2012
  • 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!

February 8th, 2012
  • 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.

January 9th, 2012
  • 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!