When: Tue, Nov. 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Where: Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA, 02446
Internationally renowned flutist and writer Eugenia Zukerman will present “Like Falling Through A Cloud,” her memoir of handling her diagnosis of cognitive impairment, on Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm, at Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Dr. Suzanne Salamon, Chief Associate of Clinical Geriatrics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will moderate the presentation.
The event, which is sponsored by BrooklineCAN (Brookline Community Aging Network), is free and open to the public and is presented in November to coincide with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “an international triple threat…a published novelist, a television commentator and, most impressively, one of the finest flutists of our time,” Eugenia Zukerman worked hard and juggled it all — performing, writing, interviewing artists, directing concert series — with ease and grace. After her diagnosis, Zukerman began to chronicle her unraveling, mostly in verse.
“Like Falling Through A Cloud” is the result — an intimate, courageous, heartbreaking, lyrical, and uplifting memoir of Eugenia Zukerman’s year of finding her way through the maze of confusion and brambles of loss. “I did seek help,” she says, “but what seems to have saved me from crumbling and falling apart was music, love, poetry, and, oddly, laughter.”
Eugenia Zukerman was the artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado for 13 years and the arts correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning for more than 25 years. She is the author of two novels, two works of nonfiction, and numerous screenplays, articles, and book reviews.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1944, she graduated from the Julliard School of Music and lived in New York City for many years.
Affiliated with the Brookline Senior Center, BrooklineCAN is an all-volunteer, membership organization, which enables older residents to remain independent and fully engaged in the life of the community. The BrooklineCAN website provides a wealth of information including how to become a member.
For additional information about BrooklineCAN and to register for the event, visit http://www.brooklineCAN.org or call 617-730-2770.