Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Last weekend at the Hornell Alzheimer's Awareness Brunch, we saw our friend Bernie once again.  Bernie is an elderly man living with Alzheimer's disease in New York's Southern Tier.  In the past he attended one of our Watercolor workshops.  His painting was interpreted by a glass artist and made into a vase.  We were thrilled to be able to show Bernie the sculpture and make a gift of it to his family who, fortunately, were visiting him at the time.  Smiles were on every face and tears of joy filled many eyes.  Here is a photograph of Bernie and his family receiving the stunning glass vase made by talented glass artist, Olga Rozin.
During a workshop held last Fall, thirty Alfred University students became certified in the Alzheimer's Association “Memories is the Making” program and volunteered at a Hornell Nursing Home.  This was part of the Alfred University’s community art program, “Drawn to Diversity.” 


A very special “thank you” to Marleah Denkenberg

A very special “thank you” goes to Marleah Denkenberg from the Rochester/Elmira Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  She gave a very informative presentation about the basics of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Alzheimer’s Awareness Brunch in Hornell, New York this past Saturday.  Marleah and Rosemarie Oakman (founder of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron Project), are show here with glass plates made by artist Jon Moreano.  They are based off a painting made by an elderly individual living at McClaury Manor in Hornell, NY.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Career Chat by Alzheimer's Glass and Iron projects founder

If you are in the Alfred University area, the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron projects founder Rorsemarie Oakman, will be giving a career chat at the Terra Cotta Coffee House on Tuesday April 14th at 4:30pm. The event is hosted by the Career Development Center at Alfred University.

Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Hope to see you there.

A big thank you to the AU CDC for the support, mentorship and guidance over the past three years. Members of Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project are so grateful to work with such an outstanding organization!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring into Spring

This watercolor painting created by an elderly woman living with Alzheimer ’s disease in Beacon, New York reminded the artist of two Easter eggs in a field. The elderly artist was looking at images of two different sculptures located at Salem Art Works in Salem, New York as inspiration for the painting.

 Happy Easter everyone!

Easter Egg's

Every Easter week the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project takes a break from our normal watercolor painting and non-toxic clay activates to paint Easter Eggs with elderly in local nursing homes.

Happy Spring to you and yours.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Free Alzheimer's Awareness Brunch- Beacon, NY

Friday May 15t, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon at

Elant at Fishkill, 22 Robert R. Kasin Way, Beacon, NY 12508

On May 15th the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project along with the Elant at Fishkill will be hosting a free educational brunch that will focus on Alzheimer’s Awareness. The Hudson Valley New York Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting the panel, "Basics of Memory Loss," after which the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project will give a brief informational talk about the project and show examples of artwork made by elderly at the Elant in Fishkill along with Glass and Iron sculptures based off the work which will all be donated to the nursing home.

The event accommodates all family members. Elderly attendees suffering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia will be invited to paint with members of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron team while caregivers take part in informational panels lead by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please RSVP by calling 845-705-7499 or email

2015 LARAC Funding

On March 22nd the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project's founder Rosemarie Oakman attended the LARAC Grant Ceremony in Glens Falls New York, to speak about the program and what the received 2015 grant funding would be used for. Funding makes it possible to provide art materials to volunteer with elderly in Washington and Saratoga Counties, as well as the sculptures made by Glass and Iron artists for the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project at Salem Art Works. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LOWER ADIRONDAK REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING THE ALZHEIMER'S GLASS AND IRON PROJECT FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW!