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Music Therapy Program Update

During this quarantine season, the Heart For Music Program has brought joy, hope, and sweet memories to our seniors in care homes. Since Heart For Music’s launch…

We are excited to announce that the Heart for Music, the music therapy program by Rick’s Heart Foundation, is starting at Kinsmen Lodge!

Music Therapy Program
Listening to music that has been special in our lives is an enlivening and meaningful experience. It can unlock cherished memories and bring feelings of joy and calm. The 2014 Audience Award-winning Sundance film, Alive Inside, tells the story of patients in care homes who struggle with that impair neurological function, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how music improved their quality of life. 

About the Heart for Music

The goal of the Heart for Music Program is to give our elders access to their favourite recorded music via digital decides and headphones on a regular basis. We hope this will create meaningful musical experiences.

The Heart For Music Project is being offered to Not For Profit Care Homes throughout B.C. Rick’s Heart Foundation has initiated this project and gifts each care home with supplies and startup funds. Businessman and Philanthropist Rick Diamond believes that music is a powerful tool that can bring joy and comfort to seniors living with dementia and to those who are lonely and isolated.

Seniors are set up with personal playlists with music that is meaningful to them. No two playlists are the same as it is identifying and providing each senior with their own music that creates such wonderful responses to the music. Once the program is set up it is a wonderful way for families, staff, and volunteers to bring smiles and contentment to seniors.

Kinsmen loves the music therapy program

“We are so grateful for the generosity and inspiration of Rick Diamond, who is funding the Heart for Music program. Rick Diamond is a renowned Surrey community member, philanthropist and founder of Diamond Delivery. His charitable foundation, Rick’s Heart Foundation, works locally and globally helping the homeless and connecting organizations with resources for those who are in need. Thank you for enriching the lives of those living at Kinsmen!” 

To support our music therapy program, Heart for Music, and other surrey community initiatives click here

About Rick’s Heart Foundation
Rick’s Heart Foundation is Surrey’s top charity for those struggling with addiction and homelessness in British Columbia and beyond. Founded by Rick Diamond, philanthropist, and owner of Diamond Delivery, we strive to create a community built on compassion, partnering with some of BC’s best charities, providing services, and implementing programs to raise funds and lift the spirits of those in need and at-risk, both locally and globally. 

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