Seniors in the Rockland area will get the chance to enjoy some exclusive musical shows this fall.
From September to November, Shenkman’s Art Centre in Orleans will host a series of concerts for seniors. The concerts will take place on the second-to-last Wednesday of each month and will feature a variety of musicians and musical styles. All shows will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by coffee and croissants from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m..
According to the program organizers, the series aims to provide seniors with easily accessible and low-cost cultural programming so as to demonstrate the positive impacts of arts on the aging population. Organizers say the program also aims to demonstrate the importance of arts in relation to community inclusion, engagement, self-expression and socialization.
The shows begin on Wednesday, September 20, with Folkofolie, the Franco-Canadian folklore duo of André Varin and Marie-Claude Gagnon.
On October 18, Colores Andinos will play music and rhythms of Latin American culture, including flutes, strings, and percussion instruments.
The final show will take place on November 22; Voice of the Violin will play a chamber music showcase featuring violinist Mary-Elizabeth Brown.
Seniors residential homes have been invited to enjoy the series, including those in the east. The centre received a grant through the City of Ottawa’s Older Adult Plan to help reach those east of the city. This includes providing transportation for those seniors who need help to and from the centre.
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