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Encore Creativity: Singing For Seniors

Joshua Vickery, CEO of Encore Creativity

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over the age of 55. They are just now coming to the greater Seattle area. Encore Creativity is a chorale celebration, bringing seniors together to sing and express themselves. Joshua Vickery, CEO of Encore Creativity, and local conductor Dr. Natalie Lerch join Suzanne to talk about the program. Based in Maryland, Encore has 15 Chorales and 6 Encore ROCKS rock & roll choruses in the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington area, as well as a chorale in New York City. Encore’s newest program is the Sentimental Journey Singers (SJS) for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment. Encore has two SJS locations in Virginia. Through their Affiliate Program, they also have chorales in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Encore singers number nearly 2,000 across the country. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization. Learn more at their website.