Dementia Friendly America Webinar: Giving Voice Initiative: Creating Choral Communities (Including COVID-19 adaptations)

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Dear DFA stakeholders,

Dementia Friendly America is holding a webinar on April 30 on choral communities with a special focus on the Giving Voice initiative, which will describe their initiative and how it can be a component of a dementia friendly community initiative. Special attention will be paid to how choral communities are adapting during the coronavirus epidemic.

Please register through Go To Webinar if you plan to attend. The webinar will be available via recording for viewing at a later time. The recordings are placed on the DFA website. You are welcome to share this webinar with stakeholders in your dementia friendly effort! More details below.

Thank you! – Meredith


WEBINAR: Giving Voice Initiative: Creating Choral Communities (Including COVID-19 adaptations)

  1. DAY: Thu, Apr 30, 2020
  2. TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


Please register for this webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

DESCRIPTION: Dementia Friendly America is presenting a webinar on the Giving Voice Initiative. As Dementia friendly communities continue to expand their repertoire of community efforts, we hope you consider choral communities as a potential effort. This presentation will include special attention on how choral communities are responding and adapting as a result of the coronavirus.

Giving Voice Initiative inspires and equips organizations to bring together people with dementia and their care partners to sing in choruses that foster joy, well-being, purpose and community understanding. Giving Voice Initiative believes that singing together helps strengthen connections to their community and live better lives. The program is based on emerging research that music is preserved in the brain not damaged by Alzheimer’s. Learn how by singing together, Giving Voice changes the attitudes of care partners, family members, friends, and community members, bringing people with dementia out of the shadows through shared music making.


  • Eyleen Braaten, Giving Voice Director of Community Engagement
  • Darrell Foss, Giving Voice Chorus Member and Giving Voice Board Member
  • Betsy Ellis, Giving Voice Volunteer Coordinator – St. Paul Chorus

Last Updated on April 28, 2020

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