The Last Dance, Facing Alzheimer's with Love and Laughter

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A portion of proceeds from sales of The Last Dance will be donated to promote the health and well-being of NH families and to protect our environment.


*Saturday, September 29, 2007 @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Author's Tea, Candlelight Inn, 5 Greenhouse Lane, Bradford, NH, (603) 938-5571

*Saturday, October 13, 2007 @ 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hallmark Health 5th Annual Caregivers Expo
"Charting the Caregiver's Course" Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA
11:15 a.m. Book Signing, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Author Appearance & Workshop
For information call: (781) 338-7902

*Friday, November 9, 2007 @ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

4th Annual Merrimack County Family Caregiver Celebration
Horseshoe Pond Place, 26 Commercial Street, Concord, NH
2:00 p.m. Author Appearance. For information call: (603) 228-6625

Previous Events

*Thursday, May 10, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m.

Book Event/Author Appearance, Goddard House Assisted Living, 165 Chestnut St., Brookline MA Space may be limited - please call Rita Brusick 617-731-8500 X111
Directions: Take Route 9 Exit off Route 128. From Route 9 east turn right on Cypress and go all the way to the end. Turn left on Chestnut and then make an immediate left turn into our parking lot. (Cape Cod style gray building with white trim.)

*Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Event/Author Appearance, Exeter Hospital,
Contact: Kathi Picone, 303-3035

*Wednesday, May 30, 2007 @ 1:30 p.m.

Book Event/Author Appearance, Greater Nashua Area Committee on Aging
At the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street, Nashua, NH, call (603) 889-6155
DIRECTIONS: Take Rte. 3 to Exit 5 towards hospital signs. Stay on Kinsley Street and turn left on Main Street. Get in right-hand lane and turn left on Temple Street. The activity center is on the left.

*Wednesday, June 7, 2007

Book Event/Author Appearance, Manchester City Library Auditorium, 405 Pine Street, Manchester, NH 03104.
Contact: Sarah Basbas, Programming Chair (603) 624-6550, Email Web:

*June 11, 2007 @ 12:30 P.M.

Author Appearance, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH, Contact: Patti Drelick (603) 890-2191

*Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @ 11:45 a.m.

Book Event/Author Appearance, National Association of Retired Federal Employees,
LOCATION: Makris Seafood Retaurant, Route 106, Concord, NH, Contact: Steve Shurtleff:

*Wednesday, May 2, 2007

National Association of Retired and Active Federal Workers
Book Event/Author Appearance
Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, NH. Contact: Norma Coker 883-2594

*Friday, April 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Event/Author Appearance, Pleasant View Retirement (1st Floor Theatre), Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
Contact: Sarah Locke, 603-224-6561

*Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.

Book Discussion, Concord Hospital, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, Conference Room A
For Concord Hospital Employees Only. Contact: Johane Telgener,

*Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.

Book Event, South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, phone 224-2521 or Jim Kinhan 225-5102

*Wednesday, Oct. 18,2006 at 5:30 p.m.

Book Event, Granite Ledges of Concord 151 Langley Parkway, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: 603 224-0777

*Saturday, Oct 28, 2006 at 10:30 a.m.

Book Event, Zonta Club Fall Conference
Grappone Center, Concord, NH

*Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Event, St. Joseph's Hospital, 172 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH
St. Joseph Hospital's Main Campus is located at 172 Kinsley Street in Nashua, NH. For more information, please call (603) 882-3000.

*Saturday, October 28, 2006, 10:45 a.m.

Author Appearance & Book Signing, "Zonta Club District Fall Conference"
Location: Grappone Center, Concord, NH, Contact: Donna Raycraft -, Telephone: 225-7505 ext. 3215

*Friday, November 3, 2006 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Book Event/Author Appearance, Coos County Nursing Home, 364 Cates Hill Road, Berlin, NH 03570, 603-752-2343. Contact Sue Hickey or Jeannette Morneau

*Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 7-9 p.m.

Author Appearance and Book Signing,

Location: Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH
Littleton Regional Hospital is proud to host a presentation by author Ann McLane Kuster on her book, The Last Dance, Facing Alzheimer's with Love & Laughter. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Littleton Regional Hospital in the H. Taylor Caswell, Jr. Physicians' Office Building in the Hospital's cafeteria.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please 603-444-9355.

*Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Littleton Regional Hospital Grand Rounds

Author Ann McLane Kuster will present on The Last Dance for Grand Rounds from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 & 2.
Contact: Erin E. Fein, Office of Development & Community Relations, Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561; Phone: 603-444-9355; Fax: 603-444-0443;

*Friday, May 12, 2006
11:00 a.m. - Berlin, NH Senior Center

Author Appearance & Book Signing
3:00 p.m. - Wonderland Book Store, Gorham, NH - Book Signing Contact: Donna Dalamangas, North Country Elderly Programs 752-3010 or

*Thursday, June 1, 2006 6:30 p.m.

Author Appearance & Book Signing
Location: Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH
Contact: Lorraine Jost, Resident Services Coordinator

*Thursday, June 15, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Author Appearance & Book Signing

Location: Anderson-Soule Art Gallery, Concord, NH
Art Exhibit "Death & Dying", Contact: Trish Anderson-Soule 228-3800

*Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, 6:30 p.m.

Author Appearance & Book Signing.
Location: The Inn at Sprucewood, Durham, NH. Contact: Jennifer Martin 659-1100

*Thursday, March 16, 2006 7:00 p.m.

Author Appearance & Book Signing,

Location: Toadstool Books, Milford, NH, Contact: Lois

*Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12:45 p.m.

Author Appearance & Book Signing,

Bristol NH Area Senior Services, Location: Bristol Federated Church, 15 Church Street, Bristol, NH
Contact: Diane Devine, Program Coordinator 744-8395 or

*Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 7:00-8:30 pm
Book Event, Plymouth NH

Location: Plymouth Regional High School
86 Old Ward Bridge Road, Plymouth, NH. Contact: Natalie Rudzinskyj, Director of Community Relations, (603) 238-6468,

*Thursday, November 10 - 5:30 p.m.
Author Appearance and Book Signing

The Birches, 300 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
Phone: 224-9111

*Monday, November 14th, Noon-1:30pm
Meet the Author and book discussion

Dartmouth College, Collis Hall, Room 101
Contact: Joan Levy 603-646-2097

*Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Author appearance and book signing. Woodcrest Village Assisted Living, 356 Main Street, New London, NH. Contact Kim Butler at: 603.526-2300 or at:

*Friday, October 14, 2005, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Senior Wellness Festival, Laconia, NH

(Author Appearance/Book Signing 10:00-10:45 a.m.)
Senior Wellness Festival, Winnipesaukee Exposition Center, Laconia
The third annual festival will be held at the Winnipesaukee Expo Center from 9am to 2:30pm.
The festival is sponsored by local organizations including ServiceLink of Belknap County, the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging, Community Health & Hospice, LRGHealthcare, LRGH Auxiliary, and the Taylor Community. Contact: Lisa Morris 528-6945 for more information.

*Friday, October 14, 2005, 7:30 pm
Book event, New Boston Community Church, New Boston, NH 03070

Ann McLane Kuster to speak. Contact Woody Woodland, (603) 487-3643.

*Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 pm
Author appearance and book signing. Prime Time, [across the street from Catholic Medical Center in Manchester] Prime Time of Catholic Medical Center, 195 McGregor Street, Manchester, NH 03102

Contact Connie Jones at: 603.663.8763, or at: CJones@CMC-NH.ORG for information.

*Friday, October 28, 2005,
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E, Lebanon, NH, starts at 2 p.m.

Memory Health Fair. Displays and information for people with Alzheimer's and their families and caregivers. All events are free.
Norman and Beatrice, a play about love and dementia by Barbara HammondAt 6 p.m., Robert B. Santulli, M.D., Associate Prof. of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical College, and Director, Upper Valley Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center, will speak on "The Challenge of Alzheimer's: Maintaining Quality of Life for Patients and Families."

At 7:30 p.m., Norman and Beatrice: A Play about Love and Dementia by Barbara Hammond will be presented.

Call (603) 650-2887 for more information.

*Sunday, October 30th, 1:30 p.m.
Author appearance and book signing

Hopkinton Town Library, 161 Houston Drive, Contoocook, NH
Contact Karen Dixon at: 746-3663 or at:

*Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 12:45 pm
Book Event. Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Cammpbell Street, Lebanon, NH

(603) 448-4213, Anna Yeager, Activities Director

Directions: From the south, take I89 north to exit 17, left at bottom of exit ramp. Take right turn at Exxon station to second building on the left. From the north, take I89 to exit 18, right at bottom of exit ramp. Take a left on Hanover Street into Lebanon. Go past the town green and take the first left (Exxon station will be in front of you). Take the street right beside the gas station and the Senior Center is the second building on the left behind the gas station. Look for the Upper Valley Senior Center sign.

*Thursday, September 22, 2005, 4:30pm
Susan McLane Memory Wellness Center Dedication and Open House

Location: Easter Seals, 555 Auburn St., Manchester NH. RSVP 628-7804. Click here for PDF of invitation.

*Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 7:00 pm
Book Signing. Barnes and Noble, 235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

Contact Pamme for more information at:

*Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Harvest Hill Retirement & Assisted Living Facility, 125 Mascoma Street, Lebanon, NH, phone 448-7458

Contact: Leann Briggs, Activities Director, Call 443-9532. E-mail:

*Thursday, September 29, 2005, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
"Meet The Author Night." The Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH, 03060

Ann McLane Kuster will appear at "Meet the Author" night for book signing and discussion. Contact Carol at, or 603-589-4600 for more information.

*Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 9:00 a.m.
Vermont/New Hampshire Memory Walk, Pleasant View Retirement Home, 227 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH

Sponsored by VT/NH Alzheimer's Association, 10 Ferry Street, Concord, NH. Contact: Gail Tapply, 226-5858. E-mail:

*Thursday, August 18th, 2005, Book signing at the Alzheimer's Education Conference.
Southern NH University, Manchester, NH

Contact Gail Tapply at the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900 for more information.

*Saturday, August 20th
Toadstool Bookshop

Book signing, 2 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH 03458
Contact: Willard Williams, (603) 942-3543,

*Sunday, August 28, 2005, 10:30 am
Book Event. Lyceum, Tilton, NH

Contact Gail Morrison:

*Wednesday, July 20th, 2005, 7:00pm
Author appearance and book signing. Bayswater Book Company, Center Harbor, NH

Contact Pat Thomas at 603-253-8858 for more information.

*July 2005

Ann will appear on the Kearsarge Valley Magazine, a local cable show airing in towns surrounding New London, with host Jim Mitchell, of Main Street Bookends of Warner.

*Guest Speaker, May 9th, 7:00 p.m.

Ann McLane Kuster Live on Nitebeat-CN8, with Barry Nolan.

*Guest Speaker
May 11th, 2005, 7:00 p.m
Riverwoods at Exeter, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, NH

Ann McLane Kuster and Malcolm McLane will speak on Alzheimer's at Riverwoods in Exeter, NH on May 11, 2005. Contact Riverwoods at Exeter at 800-688-9663, for more information. Visit their web site at: to learn more. This event is planned for the community members.

*Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 pm

Barnes and Noble in Manchester (1741 South Willow Street, 603-668-5557) Ann will sign copies and read a selection from The Last Dance.

*Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 pm
Water Street Books
Book signing and discussion

125 Water St, Exeter, NH. Contact: Elizabeth for more information, (603) 778-9731,

*Thursday, May 26, 2005, Conference on Aging

Ann McLane Kuster will present one workshop. Conference begins at 8:00am and concludes at 3:00pm. The workshop sessions will be held from 11:00 AM to noon and 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM. Ms. Kuster will present once.

Visit their web site at: Email Lia Barody at or call 603-271-4339 for more information.

DHHS - Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) holds their annual Conference on Aging in May. The theme for the 2005 conference is "Challenging the Myths of Aging: Strategies for Living Well". NH Speaks, a White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) affiliated event, will provide New Hampshire's citizens a unique opportunity to relay their concerns to the White House. The New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) and Public Service of New Hampshire are sponsoring workshops, exhibitors, and will provide lunch during the Conference.

One component of the conference is to have break out/workshop sessions relative to aging and disabilities and this year, Ann McLane Kuster will be a workshop presenter. Workshop presenters will speak on a variety of subjects relative to aging well. Ann will speak about her personal experience with Alzheimer's Disease and also in a broader sense on dealing with loss in general, leaving time for questions and discussion. The Last Dance will be on sale at the event.

The conference will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the Radison Hotel - Center of NH in Manchester, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Last year approximately 350 people attended the conference. This year due to a location change they will be able to accommodate significantly more participants.

*Sunday, May 29th, 2:00 pm
Main Street Bookends of Warner

Book signing, Main Street, Warner, NH
Contact: Katherine Nevin, (603) 456-2700,

*Wednesday, June 8th

Ann will be a guest on “Point of View” with host Dot Seybold, on Valley Vision-Community Television in North Conway, NH. The program airs at 7:30pm live and is repeated several times that week in the local area.

*Thursday, June 9th
White Birch Books

Book signing, 2568 Main Street, North Conway, NH
Contact: Laura Lucy, (603) 356-3200,,

*Thursday, June 16th, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Book signing, 45 Gosling Road, The Crossings at Fox Run, Newington, NH 03801
Contact: Sally Bruce Stocklosa, (603) 422-7733,

*New England Ski Museum Annual Meeting
September 11, 2004
Dinner Speaker on top of Cannon Mountain
6:00 pm

*Book Launch and Reception
October 19, 2004, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Tuck Library, The Historical Society of New Hampshire.

Sponsored by The United Way of Merrimack County and The Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and New Hampshire. Call Nancy Mellit at The United Way of Merrimack County at 603-224-2595 for more information. This event is open to the public. Visit the Web site at for more information.

*Author award ceremony
October 28th, 2004
Common Man Restaurant, Concord, NH

Ann McLane Kuster receives the Marilla Ricker award from the NH Women's Bar Association on October 28, 2004. Visit their web site for more information about this special recognition:

*Annual Meeting of the NH Association of Residential Care Homes
Luncheon Speaker: Ann McLane Kuster
Wednesday, November 3rd, noon - 2:00 pm

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH. Call 228-1231 for more information.

*Annual Conference of the Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and New Hampshire
Saturday, November 6, 2004
Ann McLane Kuster, Luncheon Speaker, Noon.

Contact the Alzheimer's Association at their Concord office by calling (603) 226-5868 or (800) 536-8864. Visit their Web site: This event is open to the public.

*Author Reception
November 9, 2004, Concord, NH, private event

Sponsored by Concord Regional VNA

*Author Reception and Signing
November 10, 2004, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ocean Bank, 325 State Street, Portsmouth, NH

Sponsored by Ocean Bank, Compass Care, & Seacoast VNA

*Concord Feminist Health Center's 30th Anniversary celebration
November 11th, 2004
Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

Ann McLane Kuster will be speaking at the celebration about Susan's connection and long-standing ties to CFHC (Susan was an original advisory board member in 1974) and her long-term commitment to choice. We know that Susan would be proud of us and want to celebrate with us if she could! CFHC will also be selling signed copies of The Last Dance throughout the evening. Please contact; CFHC, 38 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301 or e-mail Kudra MacCaillech at or call (603) 224-3251 xt. 212 for more information.

*Book Sharing and Author Reception
Monday, November 15, 2004, 2:00pm
Havenwood Heritage Heights, Concord, NH
"Suzie's" Book Party!

Ann will read from the book and talk with residents and their families. Malcolm McLane will also attend and be available to answer questions. Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and New Hampshire and Havenwood Heritage-Heights . Call Havenwood Heritage-Heights at 1-800-457-6833 for more information. This event is a program for residents and their families. Visit the Web site at for more information.

*Video Presentation and Book Reading
Monday, November 15th, 7:00 pm
Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: (603) 643-8900, Web: www.kendal/, Contact: Lilla McLane-Bradley

*Book Signing and Reception
November 18, 7:00pm
Gibson's Bookstore, South Main Street, Concord, NH.

Call 224-0562 for more information. Visit their web site at for more information.

*Guest Speaker
Thursday, January 13 7:00 pm
Dartmouth Bookstore, Inc.

33 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755, (800) 624-8800, (603) 643-3616.
Open to the public. Contact Jan Pelver for more information.

*Friday, January 14 at 12:30 pm
Gibson Center

Main Street, North Conway, NH, sponsored by White Birch Books, 2568 S Main Street in North Conway.
Call 603-356-3200, or visit for more information.

*Guest Speaker
Tuesday, January 18th, 6:30 to 7:00 pm
The Birches at Concord, a Benchmark Assisted Living Facility

300 Pleasant Street Concord, New Hampshire, 603-224-9111. Open to the public

*Monday, January 24, 2005, at 7:30 On WMUR
Ann will be a featured guest on NH Chronicle, sharing the story described
in The Last Dance, with host Jennifer Millette.

*Please join Ann and NH Audubon for a celebration of Susan's life and her dedication to conservation. Ann will give a short presentation and reading.
January 26,2005, Wednesday, 5:00pm-7:00pm,
NH Audubon Center, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, N.H. 03301-8200

Please call 603-224-9909 for more information. Visit the web site at

*Join NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire & Honorary Co-Chairs Senator Joseph Foster & Representative Alida Millham To celebrate 32 Years of Roe v. Wade & Reproductive Freedom
Thursday, January 27, 2005, 5:30 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH

Directions from Main Street, Concord: Follow Pleasant St. 1.7 miles -- Unitarian Universalist Church is on right

* "Women Have a Passion for Reading" -- special reading and signing event

In celebration of Women's Passion for Reading, Borders and iVillage, in association with the NHWBA are offering you a discount and holding Coffee House networking events on February 3, 2005 (Nashua) and February 4 (Concord). Mark your calendar and plan to join other women who have a passion for reading! Download your 20% coupon:

The events are complimentary, and in fact as a member you and your network may take advantage of a 20% discount from Feb 3 through Feb 5 at all Borders locations. The coupon is available at

We will also have a special guest, Ann McLane Kuster, who will be presenting and signing copies of a book she has has written with her mother, former NH Senator Susan McLane, about her family coping with her mother's progressing Alzheimer's disease, entitled, The Last Dance: Facing Alzheimer's with Love and Laughter.

Thursday, February 3 from 7 PM to 8:30PM
Borders Nashua
281 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060
Call 603-888-9300 or visit the web site for more information.

Friday, February 4 from 7 PM to 8:30PM
Borders Concord
76 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301
Call 603-224-1255 or visit the web site for more information.

*Book Sharing and Author Reception
Thursday, February 3, 2005, 2:00pm
RiverMead Retirement Community, Peterborough, NH.

Ann will read from her book and talk with residents and their families. Malcolm McLane will also attend and be available to answer questions. Sponsored by RiverMead Retirement Community and The Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and New Hampshire. For more information, please call RiverMead at 603-924-6460. This event is a program for residents and their families. Visit the Web site at for more information.

*Saturday, February 5th at 2:00 pm
Toadstool Bookshop, The Colony Mill Marketplace, Keene, NH 03431

Call (603) 352-8815 for more information, or visit for more information.

*Sunday, February 6th at 1:00 pm
Main Street Book Ends

16 East Main Street, Warner, NH. Call 603-456-2700 to contact Katherine Nevin, or visit for more information.

*Guest Speakers
Ann and Malcolm McLane
Alzheimer's Support Group
March 28th, 2005, 6:00 p.m

Carlyle Place, 40 Route 101, Bedford, NH. Part of the Courville Communities.
Ann McLane Kuster and Malcolm McLane will address the Alzheimer's support group at Carlyle Place in Bedford on March 28, 2005. Copies of The Last Dance will be available. This event is open to the public, and will include members and families of the Courville Communities, in Manchester, Nashua and Bedford, NH.
Please RSVP: by calling 603-472-2000 or email to:
Directions: 293 South, take the 293/101 West merge (past Macy's). At the light turn left on 101 West. Go through one set of lights (Constitution Drive). The Bedford Village Inn will be on the right. Driveway to Carlyle Place is on the left, directly across from the Bedford Village Inn.

*Guest Speaker
April 18th, 2005, 7:00 p.m
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH

Ann McLane Kuster will speak on Alzheimer's at a location TBD on April 18, 2005. Contact the Women's Lecture Series at 433-6976, or Nancy Notis, Women's Health and Public Affairs at PRH for more information. Visit their web site at: to learn more.

*Guest Speaker
April 21st, 2005, 8:00 a.m
Anne will arrive and speak at 8:30a.m.
PSNH employee breakfast, Bedford, NH

Ann McLane Kuster will speak on volunteerism to PSNH employees at CR Sparks restaurant in Bedford on April 21, 2005. PSNH will distribute copies of The Last Dance to the attendees. This event is open only to PSNH employees.

*Saturday, May 7th 9:00 to 1:00 pm,
Book signing is at 2:00 pm.

Dartmouth Medical School "Memory Health Fair" presented by the Upper Valley Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center Level 4 of the Doctor's Building at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Free and open to the public.
Ann will speak at noon on "Facing Alzheimer's with Grace and Courage." Contact: Dr. Bob Santulli, 650-5804, see Community Health Education

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