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Encore Creativity’s Sentimental Journey Singers Comes to the Bender JCC in Rockville, MD
Choir for those with early to moderate Alzheimer’s and Memory Struggles
Annapolis, Md. – (January 27, 2020) – Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55, will offer its second choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles at the Bender Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, Md. The choir, Sentimental Journey Singers, will run for eight weeks on Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from March 9th to April 27th, 2020 in the JCC Art Gallery. All singers must participate with a care partner. An Open House to learn more about the program will take place Monday, February 10th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Participants will learn vocal techniques and three-part harmony while singing familiar songs and new pieces in a social group setting under the leadership of conductor Dr. Mary Ann East, also a performer and teacher and founder of Capital Harmonia, and pianist Rachel Thompson, a board-certified music therapist who works with adults with cognitive impairments and dementia. Sheet music and a CD will be provided so participants can practice at home. The program will culminate in a performance, Saturday, May 2nd at 1 p.m., at the JCC Social Hall. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at www.encorecreativity.org
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