Activities, Support & Services
In-person Event

Musical Connections with Anne and the Joyful Sound Choir

About This Program

Experience the joy and the power of music! Joyful Sound Choir 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, friends and community.

We ask that participants commit to attending on a weekly basis.

No training or musical background is required. 

*This program is offered in English.

You can also view a video of this program.

Details

Presented By

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Date and Time

Every Wednesday
February 15th-May 17th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost

No charge

Location

West Ottawa and Refrew County

Get Directions

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church

930 Watson St, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2B 6B9

What You Can Expect

1

Sing with peers with the help of a conductor.

2

Sing old and new songs to promote brain health.

3

Become part of a musical community.

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Watch Now

Play Video

Musical Connections with JSO- Spring 2022

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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