Bourne Community Book Read Focuses On Alzheimer's Disease

The Bourne Council on Aging, in cooperation with the Bourne High School and the Nye Grant, is participating in the One Book-One School-One Community Book Read. The subject is the book, “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova.

This is a New York Times best seller, which tells the story of a 50-year-old diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

This project involves Bourne High School students, grades 8 through 12, who have been assigned the book for summer reading, as well as people of all ages from the community. The goal is to foster intergenerational and community awareness and discussion regarding Alzheimer’s disease.

For those interested in this project, there will be an informal meeting at the Bourne Senior Center, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay on Tuesday, July 22, from 10 to 11 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend—individuals, book clubs and community groups.

To sign up for the meeting, call the Bourne Senior Center at 508-759-0653 or contact Gail Dooley-Zamaitis, Bourne High School librarian, at 508-759-0670 or gzamitis@bourneps.org.

The Community Book Read will culminate with a presentation, discussion and book signing by the author, Lisa Genova, on Wednesday, October 1, at 9 AM at the Bourne High School auditorium.

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