Concerts delivered by Concerts in Care Ontario
Seniors attended and listened to performances
paid musician engagements
CiC brings professional musicians into seniors’ homes, long-term care, and assisted living facilities across Ontario, to bring the joy and stimulation of live music to our senior, and often frail, population who can no longer get to concert venues.
Since 2011, Concerts in Care Ontario has provided more than 2,300 concerts, touching 286,000 seniors’ audience members, and providing 3,900 performer engagements in Ottawa, Pembroke, Toronto, London, and Sudbury.
Just wanted to let you know that today’s concert was absolutely amazing! The performers were excellent and had many of us on the edge of their seats. I just wanted to extend our thanks….it was a wonderful experience!
Nancy Lemire, Client Programs Supervisor,
Miramichi Lodge (Pembroke)
Research shows that music is particularly beneficial for people struggling with a change of location, memory loss, and social isolation.
Listening to music helps them to remember familiar places and events and make associations with happy times through musical memories.
This is important because lifestyle changes can be isolating for seniors who have had to leave their facilities. CiC fills this gap with transformative live music.
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My residents enjoyed the performance and talked about it for days. I think they would love a repeat if the opportunity arises – they are so accustomed to “country” that they found the performance to be a delightful change. Several residents that don’t normally come down sat through it all. For me that says everything.
In order to deliver our high-quality musicians and excellent turnkey service to vulnerable audiences who cannot access concerts otherwise, we turn to the private and public sectors for support. Please consider a one-time or monthly donation.
If you love music, have an affinity for seniors, and time to spare for good works, we are looking for Concert Liaisons to attend concerts and ensure that both the facility and the musicians have a smooth experience so that our audiences have the best possible performances!