Engage Socially...Have Fun Together...Contribute to our Community. We are a non-profit group for those in the early to mid stages of Memory Loss along with their Care Givers to come together & share a love of music...SING IN A CHOIR!
The 1940's, 50's, 60's, & 70's; popular, folk, country, hymns, spirituals, patriotic, & holiday songs
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Saturday, December 1
7:00pm Christmas Extravaganza
Tickets: $25 Pump House
Friday, December 14
10:00am-11:00am Christmas Concert Free Concert Rasmus Center Gundersen
Gundersen Health 1900 South Avenue LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54601
Friday’s in the Rasmus or Overholt Centers: 9:20am Social Time 9:45am-10:45am Rehearsal
$30 Choir Fee per couple (Singer plus Caregiver) Fees cover music, folders, website, posters, programs for upcoming concert.
Jill Lawson, Luther College grad and UW-L alum has been a choral director for over 25 years. She has witnessed first hand the wonderful power of songs within her dad's dementia battles. "Even in his last days, he mouthed the words as my sons and I sang to him."
Diana Cataldi has lived in Western Wisconsin for four years. She lost her mother and grandmother to Alzheimer's, and has been very passionate about the beauty and life music can bring to this population. A music teacher at area colleges, Diana is happy to be a part of Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir.
Kam-Lin Roswall recently lost her mother to Alzheimer's and Dementia. Music and performance was a constant in her mother’s life and was just one way to continue to communicate with her mother through her journey. Kam-Lin has been a part of the Coulee Region community for quite some time. She is an educator and theatre director in the area so she understands the importance of music performance in life. She is currently vice-chair for the WHSFA Speech and Theatre Association. She lives in La Crosse with her husband, two children and rescue dog, Kona.
Gundersen Health's healing arts program is dedicated to helping patients get better faster through music, crafts and other artistic endeavors.
Giving Voice Initiative inspires and equips choruses that bring joy, well-being, purpose, and community understanding to people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners.
People in the early to mid stages of memory loss & their care partners come together to share their love of music in the Eau Claire area.
This organization is grateful for your financial support, in any amount, to assist our group in providing opportunities for still growing, doing, and living while creating new memories as others fade....
Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir is an affiliate member of the Giving Voice Initiative (GVI). GVI created a toolkit modeled after the Giving Voice Chorus which started in collaboration with MacPhail Center for Music in 2014.
"The creative arts can reach even the most cognitively impaired people because they depend upon something other than the intellect. Creativity comes from somewhere beyond the intellect; it flows from an intuitive non-rational place in the body and mind, so we can tap into the creativity of everyone, no matter how much their logic or sequential memory has been disturbed." ~ Jill Hayes