Concerts in Care

About the Program

*The 40 for 40 Concerts in Care program is now fully subscribed. Should additional funds be made available, we will make sure to notify our members.*

Background

BCCPA is celebrating it’s 40th year anniversary by hosting 40 Concerts in Care in designated senior care homes and assisted living sites on Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, the Kootenays and the Lower Mainland. Through the Concerts in Care program, the Health Arts Society delivers professional musical performances to residents of long term care and assisted living sites across province, providing those isolated from the arts community the experience in enjoying the performing arts in their health care setting. The BCCPA has supported the Concerts in Care program over the years as part of its commitment to enhance the qualify of life for BC Seniors.

Director of Programs

Please contact BCCPA Director of Programs Snezana Ristovski at snezana@bccare.ca if you would like more information on the program.

Concerts in Care Tour

Residents, their families and staff get to enjoy the stimulating, live 45-minute performances. Space permitting, the tour is also open to seniors living in the nearby community. Reservations are required as space for each performance is limited. To see a listing of designated BCCPA member sites hosting a Concerts in Care Tour from September to November 2017, check the Tour Schedule.

CBC Radio Daybreak South–report on Concerts in Care

Listen to the story produced by reporter Bob Keating for CBC Radio on Concerts in Care arriving in the Kootenays. Features interview with BCCPA board member Celeste Mullin.

Tour Pictures and Quotes

To see how much the Concerts in Care program means to our seniors in care, read some of the reviews from residents and staff at care homes.

I would like to pass on our gratitude to BC Care Providers for giving us such a wonderful opportunity to enjoy such esteemed musicians performing for our residents.  Music is such a deep connection to the world for our dementia residents. I observed many smiles and toes tapping along with the music pieces performed.
Residents quotes were along the lines of;
“It was very enjoyable and amazing to hear a string quartet.”
“I enjoyed it very much.”
“It is the kind of music that you can feel.”
“Amazing to watch the musicians as they are living the music they play.”
“My wife and I always went to classical concerts, that was a long time ago.”
Colleen McNab
Director of Recreation at Fleetwood Place
Surrey, B.C.

I would just like to convey how impressed our residents, family and staff were with the two performers that came to Haven Hill (Julie and Karen), they were incredibly talented. It truly was a magical experience that had them talking afterward with great excitement!
Some quotes from our residents:
“They were just amazing.”
“I wish they could come more often, it was beautiful.”
“It brought back memories, the music reminded me of my father.”
Again, thank you to the BC Care Providers for this opportunity.
Kara Nelson
Recreation Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Haven Hill Care Centre
Penticton, B.C.

Thank you so much for including The Hamlets at Westsyde in your concert tour! We were so happy to have you, and we were thrilled with the performance!
Some resident quotes:
“I was just blown away by the quality of the music”
“I used to play Clarinet in high school and I never knew it could sound so lovely. It just filled the room”
“I have no idea how you arranged for that performance, but whatever you did, do it again!”
“That was absolutely fantastic!”
A wonderful performance. Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to host!
Andrea Baillie
Recreation Manager at The Hamlets at Westsyde
Kamloops, B.C.

We at Courtyard Terrace cannot begin to express our gratitude to the BCCPA for sponsoring the Borealis String Quartet to play for the tenants at Courtyard and filling our home with such beautiful music. The concert was truly awe inspiring and the tenants loved—LOVED—every minute of it.  
There really are no words to describe the emotion, the reaction or the absolutely brilliant performance that the tenants of Courtyard experienced. All I can say is Thank you and thank you again.
Pauline Leahy
Recreation Coordinator at Courtyard Terrace
Burnaby, B.C.

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