The Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District is proud to announce the receipt of a “Come Sing With Me” grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. We are attempting to build on the success of our London-Middlesex colleagues who partnered with their community to create an intergenerational choir project. Their pilot program was very successful and inspirational.
What we hear often is that people living at home become increasingly isolated, keeping up with regular hobbies becomes more challenging. What we also hear is that seniors want to help but are not sure how to visit with friends who are living with dementia. In addition, to bring in another generation, students are often reaching out to earn their 40 hours of mandatory community involvement. So we are blending all of the above to create the Come Sing With Me intergenerational choir program.
We are looking for 10 seniors, 10 students and 10 individuals living at home with dementia who love to sing.
The Alzheimer Society will provide 2 hours of information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and on communication strategies. Once assembled, the group of 30 will meet 2 hours per week with the choir director for 10 weeks to choose the songs, to participate in the choir, and to perform at the end of the 10 week program. We hope to offer 5 of these 10 week programs throughout our five county community and to offer both English and French opportunities.
We invite you to take the time to be inspired. Look at the success that London-Middlesex achieved:
Then, we invite you to become a part of the success in our community. Anyone interested should contact the Alzheimer Society at 613-932-4914.
Last Updated: 11/08/2017