Special Conference Performance
The NoteWorthy Singers is a multigenerational choir for people living with dementia, care partners, friends or paid caregivers and Windsor Secondary students. The partners initially created the choir out of a desire to build a more dementia friendly North and West Vancouver.
The Choir began as a pilot project on September 20th, 2019. “We are inspired by the pure joy of singing beautiful music together, laughing, telling stories, getting to know each other and making new friends.” The NoteWorthy Singers hosted a World Singing Day event October 2019 and have been featured in the North Shore News.
The initiative is informed by the work of Dr. Debra Sheets at the University of Victoria Centre for Aging and Erica Phare-Berg, Music Director, Voices in Motion (voicesinmotionchoirs.org). Their work aims to start a movement of multigenerational choirs backed by solid research.
The NoteWorthy Singers is facilitated by: Adam Kozak, B. Music, M.Ed, Choral Music Director/Technology, Windsor Secondary School; Cindy Bouvet, Dip. Therapeutic Recreation, M.Ed, Geriatric Mental Health Clinician, North Shore Older Adult Mental Health Team; and Pam Havens, BA, Dip. Gerontology, Supervisor. Dementia Services, Parkgate Community Services.