Unique art to support local seniors
This year Rick’s Heart Foundation was gifted 100’s of film canisters by Jeff, The Liquidator. The film canisters where then split between seniors, care home staff, volunteers and local artists. These individuals spent countless hours turning each film canister into a unique art piece. Knowing that these art pieces would be supporting seniors across BC have access to music therapy. Is what inspired and drove the painters.
Until Dec 8, 2020 this artwork will be available for bid or purchase at Heart For Music Auction.
“When we look at the body of evidence that the arts contribute to our society, it’s absolutely astounding. Music Therapists are breaking down the walls of silence and affliction of autism, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.”
~ Michael Greene
What is Heart For Music?
The Heart for Music program was established in 2018 to support the delivery of music to seniors in select long-term care facilities in BC. The program has been implemented in 16 facilities across British Columbia and has delivered tremendous benefits and results. Music provides emotional and behavioral benefits such as stress relief, reduced agitation, and decreased anxiety for seniors. These benefits have been critical due to the osloation caused by COVID-19.
Heart For Music Auction
The goal is to raise $15,000 for the music therapy program to expand further across British Columbia. Full proceeds help to purchase headsets, music devices, and customized playlists for the Heart For Music Program. Which is delivered to isolated seniors living in nursing homes throughout British Columbia. The auction is full of one of a kind items, adventures and unique art pieces.
Thank you to all the seniors, care home staff, volunteers and artists who dedicated their time and talent to create these unique pieces of art.