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Autumn Leaves™ to Host Five Major Alzheimer’s Events in the Houston Area

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Autumn Leaves™ to Host Five Major Alzheimer’s Events

Featuring the Houston-area premiere of His Neighbor Phil 

On Tuesday, April 5, from 4:30-7 p.m., Autumn Leaves, a national leader in memory care assisted living, will host the first of five events that showcase the power of music to promote cognition and moments of joy for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The events will feature the Houston-area premiere of the independent film His Neighbor Phil – an acclaimed drama about the positive effects of music in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The movie screening will be preceded by a Q&A session with a panel of elder care experts. A light meal will also be served.

The event is free and open to the public, and is intended for clinical and care management professionals, as well as caregivers and family members who have a loved one with dementia.

The opening event will feature radio personalities, Lori La Bey and Dana Tyson. Lori La Bey, founder and host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio , was named the No. 1 online influencer for Alzheimer’s disease by Dr. Oz, and will be an expert speaker during Autumn Leaves’ 30 minute panel discussion. KODA morning radio show host, Dana Tyson, will act as moderator for the event. La Bey will be featured at all five Autumn Leaves events.

In conjunction with the movie premiere, Autumn Leaves is launching an innovative music program across its 40-plus communities in seven states. Called So Much More™ to Experience , the program will provide individualized playlists for residents they can enjoy on their own, or in the company of family and friends.

Pilot sessions of the program demonstrate the power of these personalized playlists to spark memories and promote cognition and engagement. Residents often smile, clap their hands, tap their toes, sing along or even dance during the initial sessions to identify music that is meaningful to them.

“It’s an amazing phenomenon – when a resident finds a song that resonates, they reconnect with the world,” says Kristin Dupont, Vice President of Marketing for The LaSalleGroup, Inc., the parent company of Autumn Leaves. “We see this as a way to enhance our residents’ quality of life and give families a way to interact with their loved ones. Being able to witness this first-hand is something special.”

Seating is limited

Seating is limited for the events, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For information about dates, times, and locations, and to register, visit AutumnLeaves.com/Phil.

His Neighbor Phil A unique educational and networking event focused on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for the Houston market.

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What: Free and open to the public – Includes an 30-minute Q&A with elder care experts – Includes a screening of the acclaimed independent movie, “His Neighbor Phil” (HisNeighborPhil.com)  that explores the power of music to unlock memories in seniors with Alzheimer’s/dementia – Light breakfast/dinner offered

Who: – Suitable for clinical and care management professionals, caregivers, and the general public – Hosted by Autumn Leaves, a pioneer in memory care assisted living (AutumnLeaves.com) – Panel moderated by Lori La Bey, nationally recognized Alzheimer’s advocate (AlzheimersSpeaks.com) – Special guest appearance at 4/5 event by Dana Tyson, morning show personality on KODA-FM (99.1)

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Why: – To provide information to professionals and clinicians who interact with dementia patients – To educate and support caregivers and families dealing with a loved one with dementia

When/Where: ‐

Tuesday, April 5

4:30 – 7 p.m. Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center    

(Meyerland), 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096

Wednesday, April 6

7:30 – 10 a.m. The Club at Riverstone (Riverstone)    

18353 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

4:30 – 7 p.m. Chamberlain College of Nursing (Pearland)    

11025 Equity Dr., Houston, TX 77041

Thursday, April 7

7:30 – 10 a.m. Willow Fork Country Club (Cinco Ranch/Memorial City)

21055 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy, TX 77450

4:30 – 7 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park (Cy-Fair) 

114 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77070

Information/Registration: – Seating is limited.

RSVP at AutumnLeaves.com/Phil or call 888-919-4910

Media Contact: Ann Hinshaw, SPM Communications Phone: 214-379-7087 Mobile: 917-670-9919 2 ann@spmcommunications.com 24-Hour Media Line: 817-329-3257

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About Autumn Leaves™ With over 40 family‐owned and –operated memory care assisted living communities nationwide, Autumn  Leaves is dedicated to serving those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Autumn Leaves  communities are committed to providing exceptional care and research‐based programs that allow for safe,  secure, and active environments for its residents. An acknowledged leader in memory care, Autumn Leaves  combines clinical expertise, knowledge of dementia, and heartfelt compassion to create the best possible  care environment. For more information, visit AutumnLeaves.com or call 888‐919‐4910.

About The LaSalle Group  Family‐owned and ‐operated since 1990, The LaSalle Group, Inc. designs, develops, builds, manages, and  owns more than 40 Autumn Leaves™ memory care assisted living communities designed specifically for  people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as other specialized real estate and businesses  throughout the United States. For more information about its business lines, services, current projects, and  investment opportunities, visit LaSalleGroup.com or call 800‐452‐7255.

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