Where We Work

Songwriting Works™ is dedicated to increasing musical opportunities for older and younger people across the continuum of physical, cognitive and mental health.

We partner widely with local, regional and national organizations and businesses to expand community access, research musical and health outcomes and ensure affordability as programs are offered at very low or no cost to participants.

Programs take place in any setting where elder and younger people freely learn, create and celebrate together. All are welcome, regardless of health, ability, age, diagnosis, musical training, language of origin, education or background.

Our inclusive approach honors and affirms cultural heritage, history, humor, folkways and each person’s aesthetics, spirituality and imagination. Some of our current and recent program hosts and funding partners include:

• National Endowment for the Arts
• National Center for Creative Aging
• Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
• MetLife Foundation
• The Arthur and Rosalinde Gilbert Foundation
• Washington Health Foundation
• American Society on Aging
• Alliance for Arts and Health/Society for the Arts in Healthcare
• Arts Northwest
• AHEPA Management Company
• California Lutheran Homes/ Front Porch
• Port Townsend Arts Commission
• Olympic Area Agency on Aging, WA state
• Olympic Community Action (OlyCAP)
• Amherst-Glebe Arts Response, Amherst, VA
• Elders Share the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
• The Good People Fund
• Ziv Tzedakah Fund
• First Federal Bank
• Port Townsend Leader (newspaper)

Host Sites (partial list):

• Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA
• Aegis Living of Edmonds, Edmonds, WA
• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• Benevilla, Surprise, AZ
• SAGE (Seniors Aging in a Gay Environment), New York, NY
• Goodwin House, Alexandria, VA
• The International School and Judson House, Cleveland, OH
• Key City Public Theatre, Port Townsend, WA
• Greenwood Senior Center/Gathering Place, Seattle, WA
• Jewish Senior Living Group, San Francisco, CA (1997-2013)
• Life Care of Port Townsend, WA
• Discovery Memory Care / Sequim, WA
• Northwest Care / Dungeness Courte Memory Care, Sequim, WA
• Dementia-Friendly Seattle Coalition, Seattle, WA
• Arts to Elders/ Northwind Arts Alliance Port Townsend, WA
• Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Philadelphia/Horsham, PA

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