Sentimental Journey Singers - Fairfax
Insight Memory Care Center is partnering with Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55+, to offer a chorus for those diagnosed with early or beginning moderate Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments.
Singers in the chorus, along with their care partner, will learn familiar and new songs in three-part harmony. We will rehearse familiar music for the season, along with old favorites such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Everyone will learn vocal technique skills to improve their singing voice and, of course, enjoy the all-important social aspect of choral singing!
We are hopeful that all care partners will also sing! If you don’t feel as musically inclined, care partners can also just listen in to rehearsals.
Fall Session Details: Every Wednesday effective 9/6/2023 until 12/13/2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
1.Dining Room & Kitchen
Coming in the participant entrance you enter the dining area and kitchen, a spacious area with seating for 60.
2. Art Therapy Room
A separate room provides dedicated space for art therapy, as well as arts activities throughout the week.
3. Main Activity Room
The main activity room provides a large space for big group programs, and can be divided for smaller activities for our Blue and Orange groups.
4. Multi-Sensory Room
This room uses sensory stimulation to calm those who are agitated, or awaken those in the later stages of the disease.
5. Shower & Bedroom
Showers can be provided in a separate bathroom. The bedroom and nurses station all adjoin to provide optimal care.
6. Open Floor Plan
The day center layout is designed for dementia; conducive to wandering with no dead ends.
7. Later Stage Activity Room
Coral participants receive individualized activity plans and more one-on-one assistance with activities.
8. Outdoor Space
1,000 square feet of outdoor space with areas for gardening, active games, activities, and conversation.
9. Education & Seminar
Dedicated seminar space for educational programs, support groups, workshops and more!
10. Early Stage
Dedicated, separate space for our early stage programs, Reconnections and the Mind and Body Workshop.
"I feel blessed to have lived near IMCC so my husband could participate in such a caring, comprehensive program."