Introducing our new Heart For Music logo

Introducing our new Heart For Music logo

Introducing our new Heart For Music logo

As you may have heard, the Heart For Music program is expanding at a fast rate at care homes across British Columbia. Our staff here at Rick’s Heart Foundation wanted a dynamic and multi purpose logo for the program.  Local artist Emily Evans Designs stepped up to the challenge and WOW did she ever come through!

To stay up to date on the Heart For Music program follow us @heartformusicbc.

Heart For Music Providing Christmas Joy

Heart For Music Providing Christmas Joy

We, the Heart For Music team, feel incredibly grateful this Christmas season as we reflect on 2020. The program expanded from six to fifteen locations during a pandemic; this was beyond our expectations.

Many community members donated beautiful handwritten Christmas cards to bless a senior this Christmas. Our staff delivered these Christmas cards, flowers, and gift cards to our local program locations staff and residents. We hope these small gifts show our gratitude and provide some joy.

All of us at Rick’s Heart Foundation are so thankful for our community and all the staff at the care homes that make the Heart For Music program possible! ❤️

“Good news from heaven the angels bring,

Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.”

~ Martin Luther

Heart For Music program locations:
  • Kinsmen Lodge Surrey
  • Zion Park Manor
  • George Derby Centre
  • KinVillage Association
  • Elim Village
  • Village by the Station
  • Carelife Fleetwood
  • Hawthorne Seniors Care Community
  • Baptist Housing
  • Arrowsmith Lodge
  • Glacier View Lodge
  • Good Samaritan CA
  • Pinegrove Place
Thank you to every individual who donated, helped spread the word, and supported the Heart For Music program in 2020.

We can’t wait to see the program expand in 2021!

Christmas cards for seniors in our Heart For Music program

Christmas cards for seniors in our Heart For Music program

Rick’s Heart Foundation collecting Christmas cards for senior’s across BC

During your daily socially distanced walk, head on down to Tsawwassen Spring 2020 Festival of Trees (in support of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation). Stop by our Heart For Music Program themed Christmas display in support of our seniors. You will see a plastic box at the front of our display, this is for the community to drop off Christmas cards to be given to seniors this holiday. Each card dropped off will brighten a senior’s day maybe even their month.

Help us bring joy to our seniors through the power of music and the written word!

About the Heart for Music Program

Heart For Music provides music therapy for BC seniors living in not-for-profit long-term care facilities. From customized playlists bringing peace, memories, and comfort to providing live concerts right at their doors. The program is currently operational in 15 care homes and hopes it be in 70 by the end of 2021.

About Tsawwassen Spring 2020 Festival of Lights

The sponsorship of the Christmas trees on beautiful Tsawwassen Springs golf course will raise funds for Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation to purchase a new much needed Colonoscope.

This family friendly community event is a wonderful opportunity to wander through the beautifully decorated forest of trees and spread infectious spirit and the goodwill of the holiday season.

More information on the Tsawwassen Springs 2020 Festival of Lights click HERE.

Thank you to our Care Home staff

Thank you to our Care Home staff

Dedicated to all the compassionate, hardworking, and dedicated Care Home Staff

Working with you throughout this Covid-19 season, we at Rick’s Heart Foundation have seen the incredible sacrifice your facility’s staff have made and the impact you are having on your residents. Through extremely unpredictable circumstances that are affecting your workplace the most, your teams have had to use the full extent of your skills and energy.

This does not go by unseen.

We are encouraged by your resilience and perseverance, as this must be a difficult time for you all. We are honoured to work with you as much as we can at this time.

*Pre-covid photos. We respect the fact that all staff are working long hours with masks 24/7 to protect our senior’s now.

Thank You to the Staff at our Heart For Music Care Homes:

Lower Mainland

Vancouver Island

Thompson Okanogan

 We are grateful that you have trusted us to support you in the incredible care that you are already providing. It is so encouraging to receive small stories and updates on how residents relax and enjoy the music.

 We cannot be close, but our thoughts and hearts are with you.

Warm regards,

Heart for Music Team at Rick’s Heart Foundation