BCCPA thanks Health Arts Society for Concerts in Care “40 for 40” program

While scientific evidence accepts music’s health benefits for seniors, anecdotal evidence from caregivers tells us it does more than just calm frayed nerves. Music moves seniors deeply, often transporting them back to the past, if only for a short while.

After bringing this experience to 40 senior care homes across BC, the Concerts in Care “40 for 40” program has come to an end. The tour, which kicked off on September 11th in Agassiz, concluded with performances in Burnaby and Delta on November 13th.

BC Care Providers Association would like to thank Health Arts Society for organizing 40 concerts in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, and the Kootenays to celebrate BCCPA’s 40th Anniversary.

Concerts in Care has brought joy to so many seniors and staff in care homes across the province,” says BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine.

“We thank Health Arts Society for their impeccable execution of every concert, and look forward to working with them again to give seniors the opportunity to enjoy performing arts in their care setting.”

The BCCPA would like to thank MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Anne Kang, Burnaby Councillor Sav Dhaliwal, Port Alberni Mayor Mike Ruttan, Sidney Mayor Steve Price, Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay, District of Kent Councillor Sylvia Prange, and District of North Vancouver Councillor Jim Hanson for attending performances at care homes, and showing their support for Concerts in Care.

The Concerts in Care “40 for 40” program would not be successful without the involvement of care home staff and residents who helped organize the performances and host musicians, as well as share heartwarming reviews and photos with us.

Finally, the BCCPA would like to recognize the musicians—Karen Lee-Morlang, Julie Begg, Yuel Yawney, Nikita Pogrebnoy, Sungyong Lim, Patricia Shih, Martine denBok, Nicola Everton, Susan Gould, Soile Stratkauska, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith and Sergei Saratovsky—who use their talent to deliver the healing power and pleasure of music to seniors in care.