Thanks to all who supported our successful Kickstarter Campaign.
"Life's a Song" is in the final phases of production!
LIFE's a SONG is a CD recording that will celebrate creativity across generations.
12 original songs of love and laughter, adventure and home, loss and triumph were composed in 8 Olympic Peninsula communities with 7 professional musicians and 200 Washingtonians, most age 60+ between 2007-2012. Locations included care facilities, community hangouts, and SW's HQ. Read about the forthcoming CD.
Songwriting Works gives thanks to our community of participants, musicians, partners, donors, families, media artists, practitioners and volunteers who have sung, composed, studied, created, collaborated and supported our work this year. Highlights include: • Three standing room only concert tributes to Pete Seeger
• Two research papers on SW's method and its impacts for people living with dementia presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting.
• Presentations by founder and director Judith-Kate Friedman at theLeading Age annual meeting (Nashville) and Creative Aging Leadership Exchange (DC)
• Trainings for memory care staff at Front Porch/ California Lutheran Homes' Anaheim and Cupertino, CA campuses, Benevilla in Sun City, AZ and Goodwin House in Alexandria, VA.
• Songwriting and celebrating with participants at Benevilla's Memory Arts Bistro, Seattle's Gathering Place at Greenwood Senior Center, Amherst-Glebe Arts Response with Meals on Wheels, Lynchburg, VA, Elders Share the Arts and SAGE in NYC. >>> Songwriting Works is featured in the October issue of Leading Age™ magazine. Read "How the Arts Enrich Life" for people age 60+ here.
Join us in 2015 for SW's Life's a Song initiative to deliver songs and stories composed by people age 60+ onto radio and communities worldwide. Learn more and DONATE tax deductibly at our secured site: razoo.com/songwritingworks Thank you to our supporters and partners!
See the News Archive for more about the development of Songwriting Works and awards, grants, news & publications prior to 2014
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