BCCPA’s Concerts in Care coming to senior care homes in the Kootenays

The Concerts in Care program series that brings professional music performances to seniors in long-term care homes and assisted living sites is coming to the Kootenays on September 29. With over 40 individual performance dates, the concerts are organized by the Health Arts Society and sponsored through a $40,000 grant from the BC Care Providers Association.

The program offers residents, their families and staff an opportunity to enjoy stimulating, live 45-minute performances in the comfort of their care setting. The BCCPA has supported the Concerts in Care program over the years as part of its commitment to enhance the quality of life for seniors in B.C.

Performances in the Kootenays include stops in Fernie, Cranbrook and Nelson.

  • Sept 29 at 10.30 a.m.| Rocky Mountain Village | 55 Cokato Road, Fernie (see poster)
  • Sept 30 at 2 p.m. | Joseph Creek Care Village | 1701 Willowbrook Drive, Cranbrook (see poster)
  • Oct 2, at 2 p.m. | Lake View Village | 1020 7th Avenue, Nelson (see poster)

They have been a roaring success among residents and staff at care homes in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the B.C. Interior.

Some of the comments received from those who have attended the concerts include:

“This was absolutely fantastic. It was nice to have different instruments and such talented individuals come play for us! I really enjoyed myself”

“What a beautiful performance!”

“I had such a lovely time, can we have them back again to perform?!”

“I couldn’t stop my toes from tapping!”

Concerts in Care slide show

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Media Contact

Rumana D’Souza
Digital Media and Communications Coordinator
604-736-4233, ext 235
rumana [at] bccare.ca

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