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In-person Event

Musical Connections with JSO Choir

About This Program

Experience the joy and the power of music! JSO is an intergenerational, community choir for people with memory loss and their caregivers, as well as family and friends. Weekly rehearsals foster community, cognitive function and socialization. In addition to singing together, rehearsals also provide a time of getting to know each other. Each season ends with a short concert for family members and friends. No training or musical background is required.

The Musical Connections series provides an opportunity for people living with dementia and their friends and family to experience a live, in-person or virtual musical performances.

*This program is offered in English.

You can also view a video of this program.


Presented By

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Date and Time

Every Wednesday
September 14 - November 30
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM




West Ottawa and Refrew County

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St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

930 Watson St, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2B 6B9

What You Can Expect


Sing with peers with the guidance of an instructor.


Learn new music which can promote brain health.


Become part of a musical community.

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About Anne Longworth

Anne’s career, which has spanned over 40 years, has been primarily in church music, playing organ and keyboard and directing choirs. She began Joyful Sound Ottawa, an intergenerational choir for those with memory loss, their caregivers and friends in 2020. Anne is passionate about helping others with memory loss develop a better quality of life. Over the past few years, whether online or in-person, Anne has been building a strong community through the JSO choir.

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