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Michelle O’Donnell (The Demential Dame) to Speak at Jackson Public Library

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Michelle O’Donnell (The Dementia Dame) to Speak at Jackson Public Library
The Friends of the Jackson Public Library will host a presentation by Michelle
O’Donnell (aka The Dementia Dame) on 15 Things Alzheimer’s Disease Can
Teach Us on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Public Library,
52 Main Street, Jackson.
When life handed Michelle O’Donnell lemons in the form of her husband’s
Alzheimer’s Disease, she added vodka. Today, she is a widow with a lot to tell us
about love, life and lessons learned – and still being learned.
Michelle began her professional career as a journalist, working as a reporter and
editor at several major U.S. newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, where
she was part of two Pulitzer-Prize winning teams. She has worked both sides of
the grants world, giving money away and begging and pleading for funding for
nonprofits. She is also the owner of The Skinny Towel and Washcloth Co. A
native New Yorker who now resides in Glen, she has a B. A. in Sociology from the
City College of New York.
In 2014, her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with dementia. “Dementia Dame”
debuted on Facebook in 2016 as a way for Michelle to rant. Michelle found other
ranters who were angry, sad and confused at the disease that had befallen their
loved ones and changed their lives like that! What started as a rant became a
judgment-free community where people can vent, share, laugh, cry and grieve.
Martin passed away in June 2017.
The program is free and open to the public. To participate via Zoom register on
www.jacksonlibrary.org. Donations are welcome, and benefit the Friends of the
Jackson Public Library.


January 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Jackson Public Library


Jackson Public Library
52 Main Street
Jackson, 03846 United States
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