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Where Are My Keys? Chorale

Where are my keys? Chorale

This new choir, begun in 2019, provides positive and joyful experiences for those living with memory loss and their care partners. WAMK Chorale is a collaboration between Key Chorale and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast. Two eight-week sessions are planned for each year, led by Maestro Caulkins with the assistance of Key Chorale volunteer singers. The group explores the potential of people living with memory loss to experience renewed purpose, learning, friendships, and happiness. More than 30 singers participated in the inaugural semester and found the sessions uplifting, fulfilling and fun as well as an important part of their memory care.

Each semester Mr. Caulkins creates a unique curriculum of vocal exercises, breathing exercises, and musical selections around a theme which concludes with an end of session performance for friends and family.


Schedule

Fall 2022
Thursdays, September 29-November 17, 2022 – 12:45-1:45pm
Spring 2023
Thursdays, March 16-May 11, 2023. 12:45-1:45pm

Location: JFCS of the Suncoast
2688 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237

If you are interested, or would like more information, contact Katie Scott at 941-366-2444, ext. 123

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Winter 2022
Thursdays, December 1-15, 2022. Holiday music. 12:45-1:45pm
Winter 2023
Thursdays, January 12–March 2, 2023 12:45-1:45 pm

Location: Senior Friendship Center
1820 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

If you are interested, or would like more information, contact Macey Walker at (941) 556-3227

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“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Key Chorale and Maestro Joseph Caulkins to bring the power of music into our program! Music therapy is known to have countless benefits for individuals suffering from neurocognitive diseases. Our participants and their loved ones are greatly looking forward to the musical camaraderie and experience.”

– Macey Walker, Adult Day Services Manager at Senior Friendship Center

“Key Chorale has provided a unique opportunity to enhance the lives of persons with memory loss and their caregivers with the creation of the Where Are My Keys? Chorale. Under the expert guidance of Key Chorale’s Maestro Joseph Caulkins, the group meets weekly to enjoy an hour of singing favorite and familiar tunes. The 30 + participants raise their voices with smiles and energy. There is a feeling of real accomplishment at the end of every session; the power of this music connection is a gift to all.”

– Pam Baron, JFCS Director of Senior Services