From classic opera to modern rock, United’s music program explores a world of sounds.
Have you ever listened to a piece of music and found that it triggers memories from an earlier part of your life? This common experience lays the groundwork for music therapy sessions for those living with dementia. Recently, the World Health Organization published a major study investigating the health benefits of the arts, including using […]
In an unusual, thought-provoking program, Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze took residents of Garrison Green on an interesting exploration of emotions, imagination and sound during an hour-long visit this week. United’s partnership with Honens often brings extremely high-calibre performers such as Nicolas into the community for unique, one-on-one programs. Besides being one of the best […]
Denis Nassar is a favourite with residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green. Not only is he an award-winning composer, arranger and pianist but his connection with his audiences makes his performances memorable. Denis, who is a full-time music instructor at Prairie College in Three Hills, has introduced a very popular and fun musical […]
United’s popular Music Appreciation program is back after a hiatus of almost five months due to COVID. But rather than an in-person program, Zoom was used to connect Jill LaForty, United’s music director, with residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green. Jill set up the Music Appreciation program about five years ago to not […]
Musician Gianetta Baril brought her internationally renowned harp performance to United’s residents at both Fish Creek and Garrison Green communities this week. Gianetta, who is a harp teacher at the Mount Royal Conservatory, played from her custom-fitted van using a sound system to ensure residents could hear every note. She is no stranger to United, […]