Student Devin Kodsi's "Arts For Alzheimers" Is Saturday At Coolidge Park

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Devin Kodsi
Devin Kodsi
The "Arts for Alzheimers" event will be going on from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday in the Walker Pavilion at Coolidge Park.

It will include a silent auction of donated artwork, arts- related activities, and musical presentations. 

The event is sponsored by the Morning Pointe Senior Living and Alzheimer's Memory Care center and the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

It was organized by Signal Mountain Middle High School Senior Devin Kodsi for his CAS project in the school's IB Diploma Programme.

The CAS project requires students to take part in a range of experiences that reflect Creativity, Action, and Service. 
 
It should involve real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes; personal challenge; thoughtful consideration; and reflection on outcomes and personal learning.

Devin chose this project after witnessing firsthand the effects of Alzheimers, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and fourth highest in Tennessee.

His great-grandmother was afflicted with the disease, which is a type of dementia that not only impairs a person's motor skills but also their ability to form new memories. 

Art for the auction was donated by Gallery 1401, the Morning Pointe Foundation, and the Shuptrine Gallery.
Kodsi also secured some pieces from students in Francene Sewel's DP Art class at SMMHS.

Proceeds from the Arts Auction as well as direct donations will directly benefit the Alzheimers Association.

Learn more about Alzheimers, find out local seminars, and discover how you can help in the fight against this disease from the Southeast Tennessee chapter of the Alzheimers Association at: https://www.alz.org/tn/about_us/southeast_tennessee-_chattanooga

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