JIM & LOUISE
Growing up on a farm, Jim was accustomed to doing everything, from driving a truck to helping out around the house. With his strong work ethic and hearty attitude, he built a successful career as a home builder in London, Ontario. While he may no longer drive, Jim brought his heart and his hands to McCormick Dementia Services where he crafted something even more important for the love of his life, his wife Louise.
MAVIS & DEBRA
Debra has always been close to her mother, Mavis, but when the retired Army transcriptionist started repeating herself and becoming belligerent, Debra knew something was wrong. Frustrated and exasperated, Debra came to McCormick Dementia Services and found support in a group of strangers, and in turn, discovered something that would help shape her relationship with her mother in a new and surprising way.
HOWIE & SUSAN
When Howard and Susan Isaacs opened the Inuit Gallery in Downtown London in 1983, they were young teachers in the Thames Valley District School Board. As a young man, Howie grew up surrounded by some of Canada’s art elite: Greg Curnoe, Michael Snow, and of course, his uncle Avrom Isaacs, founder of Toronto’s Isaac Gallery and Innuit Gallery and once one of Canada’s most influential gallery owners (lfpress).
Today, art is still a huge part of Howie’s life, and the colours, shapes, and ideas that once inspired him to open a gallery continue to inspire him to create new works that keep him connected to his past, and his present… including a startling new work featured at McCormick Dementia Services Art Show.
PERFECTION IN PERSPECTIVE
Held on November 18, 2017, Perfection in Perspective is a unique collaboration between McCormick Care Foundation, McCormick Dementia Services, Fanshawe College, and the London Arts Council. This short documentary chronicles the journey of three clients from McCormick Dementia Services that have been paired with three different professional artists to create their own masterpieces to showcase at a fundraiser for the Art Therapy Program.
Watch how the works were conceived, created, and ultimately, how students at Fanshawe College’s Recreation & Leisure Services program, in partnership with McCormick Care Foundation, worked with Day Program clients to transform McCormick Dementia Service’s Ivey Room into an art gallery for a day, complete with refreshments, and of course, some fine works of art.