Come see the ARA Chorus!
The ARA Chorus is a new, exciting program for persons experiencing dementia and their care partners that will provide mental stimulation, enriching activity, and the chance to meaningfully engage. Come see our pilot choral group, Voices of the Last Frontier on Friday, November 22, at 1:30 pm in the Wilda Masrton Theatre at the Loussac Library in Anchorage!
The program, based on the Giving Voice Initiative, will be for two 9 week periods, with Spring and Fall performances. There will be 8 weeks of practice with a Choral Director and Accompanist, and on the 9th week, the live concert: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) Chorus.
Who: Persons with dementia and their care partners
What: Sing! A fun activity to foster joy, well-being, and mind
Where: Wilda Marston Theatre (Loussac Library)
When: Concert on Friday, Nov. 22, 1:30 PM. (Reception to follow.)
Purchase your tickets today! $12 for general public; $10 for senior citizens 60 and older. Call 907-561-3313 or visit us at our Anchorage office at 1750 Abbott Road.
For inquiries, please contact Ann Farris, Chorus Director at 907-561-3313
More About Music and Its Effects on Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
Music is transformative for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD); it can trigger memories that bring a person living with dementia into a more engaged state. This may happen because when we learn music, it is stored in “procedural memory” which is used for routines and repetitive activities. When a person progresses through dementia, procedural memory is frequently left intact. Read more about the awakening effect music has on individuals experiencing ADRD here.
Watch how a chorus can provide an activity in which care partners could participate together with others and perhaps slow the inevitable cognitive decline, like it as for 82 year old Ann Hope.