Love Notes Chorus, Austin’s first Alzheimer’s choir, provides people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, their care partners, and volunteers, a place to sing, belong, and have purpose.
Under the umbrella of Music Memories Austin, (a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to bringing musical workshops to those in retirement homes, respite care programs and Alzheimer’s facilities) and in an effort to reach more people affected by memory loss, Edie Elkjer and Susie Higley, co-creators of Music Memories Austin, launched Love Notes Chorus in September of 2019 with 27 choir members implementing the ideal ratio recommended by Giving Voice, a leader in the world of Alzheimer’s Choirs, with one-third persons with varying stages of Alzheimer’s, one-third caregivers, and one-third volunteers.
Since 2019, and navigating zoom sing-a-longs during the first year and a half of Covid-19, LNC has enjoyed three live performances sharing our 3-part harmonies to standing room only audiences.
We have been fortunate in receiving a one-time grant ending in March of 2023 from the Episcopal Diocese to help us get this outreach started. Due to the success we have had in three years and the rise in numbers of those being diagnosed with Alzheimers, we currently need more funding to sustain our present program and to establish another choir with a comparable number of members.
We are reaching out to people like you, as well as to businesses and corporations for funding in an effort to advance a worldwide movement that helps people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners live better lives and benefit their communities through singing together.
If you would like to discuss funding this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your time, for your support, and for your encouragement! Love Notes Chorus is a project of Music Memories Austin and if you donate through this link, that is the name you will see.
If you would like to donate by check, please reach out to Edie Elkjer or Susie Higley at email@example.com.