Sing for your Life

Improving the health and wellbeing of older people through music

We support the health and wellbeing of older people using participatory musical activities, particularly singing.

We coordinate Silver Song Clubs in the community to provide regular sessions of singing and music-making – primarily for seniors who are aging in place/at home.

Wellness Benefits

Linked benefits for participants, substantiated in part through ongoing research, include:

• Improved overall rating of physical health

• Fewer doctor visits

• Fewer unscheduled hospital visits

• Less medication use

• Fewer instances of falls

• Increased morale

• Less loneliness

• Improved respiratory function and improved circulation

Our work is embedded in research undertaken by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health based within Canterbury Christ Church University (UK).

Our non profit Foundation was established in Canada in 2009 as one of the first international chapters of the UK originating charity that began in 2005.

Our Silver Song Clubs are held regularly within the community to bring participatory singing and music-making to individuals aged 65+.

Participants are usually aging in place/at home and may attend with a family member or caregiver, if they choose. The 90-minute sessions are research driven and professionally delivered by trained facilitators.

Sessions are fun and engaging and provided free-of-charge for participants.

Based in Kelowna BC and bringing participatory singing and music making to seniors throughout the province; expansion across Canada is entirely possible.

Sing For Your Life Foundation, BC is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors including health care practitioners, business and non profit professionals.

How you can get involved

• Volunteer at a Silver Song Club or join our Board of Directors

• Partner with us to bring a Silver Song Club to seniors in your community

• Become a trained Silver Song Club Facilitator

• Bring a family member to a Silver Song Club

• Donate

• Purchase or lease a Silver Song Music Box for a residential care facility or community-based seniors centre

Learn more about the research

Learn more by watching our video

Visit our website

For more information:

Nigel Brown, Executive Director 250-860-5408.

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