Make Music to Fight Memory Loss
Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax Starts Choir to Help Those with Memory Loss
The choral programs for older adults, called "Sentimental Journey Singers," is a choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer's disease and other memory struggles and their care partners. The program will launch on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive in Fairfax, VA. This nonprofit adult day health and resource center specializes in Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments. Sentimental Journey Singers is open to members of the center as well as to the community.
Singing can benefit the brain, and may aid those with memory issues. For more information on music therapy for seniors, visit our BrightStar Blog at https://www.brightstarcare.com/fairfax/blog/music-therapy-and-activities-for-seniors
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The Insight Memory Care Centerprogram will meet Mondays, 9:30 – 11a.m., for 15 weeks of rehearsals with accomplished conductor Mary Ann East, also a performer and teacher and founder of Capital Harmonia, and pianist Rachel Thompson, a board-certified music therapist who works with adults with cognitive impairments and dementia. Participants will also receive the music and a practice CD. The program culminates in a concert, which is open to the public.
"Our unofficial motto is sing for life," said Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults, which provides music education and performance opportunities for adults over 55. "When some of our current singers started struggling with memory, we created Sentimental Journey Singers to keep these important members of the Encore community singing for life, and to share this experience with their care partners," Kelly added.
BrightStar Care of Fairfax, VA provides in home Alzheimer’s Care for Seniors with memory impairment in Fairfax, VA. To schedule an in-home consultation with our Registered Nurse Director of Nursing to see how we can help, please contact BrightStar Care of Fairfax at (703) 267-2380.