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Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute and Pines of Sarasota Foundation Present an Award-Winning Short Film about Dementia, with Support from the Koski Family
(January 10, 2018)
Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute and Pines of Sarasota Foundation Present an Award-Winning Short Film about Dementia, with Support from the Koski Family

On January 25, Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute and Pines of Sarasota Foundation will present a complimentary showing of the award-winning, narrative short film “Where Did You Go?" by Jay Joseph Jones. This presentation is made possible by a generous grant to Pines of Sarasota Foundation from the Koski Family Foundation.

Filmed in the U.K., the 20 minute film profiles Lewy Body Dementia, a commonly misunderstood form of dementia. A discussion with the director/producer, Jay Joseph Jones, will take place immediately following the film, hosted by Mr. Tom Koski.

JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education at Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute explains: “Lewy Body Dementia is a particularly challenging form of dementia, often causing those affected to experience vivid hallucinations. Even though the well-known, late actor Robin Williams is thought to have lived with this condition, the public is still generally unaware of it. It is often confused with Parkinson's disease or another form of dementia, resulting in frequent misdiagnoses. Jay wanted to ensure that the portrayal of the condition within the context of the film was accurate, and therefore included perspectives and information from different points of view. In doing so, he partnered with us and dementia educator Teepa Snow during the production of "Where Did You Go?" We're excited to bring this short film to the community to raise awareness about this debilitating form of dementia."

The program will take place on January 25, 2018 at 6pm EST at Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way. Sarasota, Florida 34231.

Tickets are complimentary, but seating is limited; reservations are required and can be made at or by calling 1-800-672-1310.

For those who would like to learn more about Lewy Body Dementia but are not able to attend this event, Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute offers a detailed education program on DVD or online video. Learn more at or 1-800-672-1310.

About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute: Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute is the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community, providing cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, and resources to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit

About Pines of Sarasota Foundation: Pines of Sarasota Foundation was founded in 1990 to support the capital, programmatic and endowment needs of Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community. For more information contact Janet Ginn, President of Pines of Sarasota Foundation, at jginn(at)pinesfoundation(dot)org.

About Jay Joseph Jones: Jay Joseph Jones is an internationally award-winning producer, director and writer for his debut short film “Where Did You Go?". He has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Drama and completed the Raindance Film Institutes Producer Foundation Certificate. He grew up through the performing arts, starting at a young age in dance and acting, later preferring backstage roles. He produced and directed his first show at the age of nine. Despite being so practically involved with the performing arts, Jay's love of film has been present since he can remember. He has since taken all the skills he has learned and used them to transition into film. He has not looked back since.

About Pines of Sarasota:
Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community provides excellent and compassionate inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, memory care and assisted living, as well as educational programs for seniors and their families in order to help enhance their quality of life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community epitomizes innovative initiatives, including an on-campus child care and learning center that fosters intergenerational interaction and learning, falls prevention programs that help minimize the risk of falling, and a comprehensive volunteer program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community is a not-for-profit organization that leads the way in holistic senior care. For more information visit

About Teepa Snow: Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families. As a certified Occupational Therapist, and founder of Positive Approach®, Teepa has the unique clinical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect perspective to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person. For more information visit

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