Our Programs

Restoring Joy, Hope, Health and Community Through Song 

 

Songwriting Works™ supports vitality for people age 60+ and enlivens daily life for youth, elders, families and communities by engaging them together in creative music-making.

We:

  • Design interactive workshops and events facilitated by professional songwriters
  • Enhance the creative confidence and cultural competence of staff and participants
  • Train professional and family care partners in using music with their clients and loved ones
  • Compose original songs in collaboration with people 60+ across the health and memory spectrum
  • Restore dignity and give voice to those living with memory loss and other health challenges
  • Celebrate the vitality of aging well through music and the arts

 

Offer:

  • Strategic Consulting
  • Innovative Training
  • Memorable Keynotes
  • Artist-in-Residencies
  • Public Performances
  • Community Workshops

“I just never thought this was possible for me in my lifetime.”

-C.G., age 89

 

“Everybody felt they were a part of the program for the day. It was very good for us. Better than pills!”

-Kathy Burrer, Administrator Emeritus, Dungeness Courte Memory Care”

As a direct result of the Songwriting Works™ program our residents who were not verbal prior to this program continue to have a voice in our community. Caregivers learn new ways of listening and accepting their input and most importantly, families are able to share laughter and joy again.