Unleashing the power of music…for health!
Wellness Arts is the RSO’s innovative program serving elderly adults suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. We know that music is a particularly powerful tool to connect with those suffering from memory-related diseases and we wanted to help. So, we developed a way to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of our community’s elderly adults living in long term care.
Through Wellness Arts, RSO musicians present live music in healthcare settings to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our musicians have received special training with a board certified music therapist to present music sessions specifically designed to address the needs of participants. These sessions differ from concerts in that they are participatory and the activities that accompany each musical selection are informed by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).