IDAHO CONCERTS IN CARE
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides in-house, live performances for residents in care homes and families who otherwise could not enjoy quality, live music due to limitations. We are located in the Treasure Valley, serving Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and surrounding communities.
Idaho Concerts in Care was conceived following the tremendously successful program of the Heath Arts Society of British Columbia which was founded in 2006. Idaho Concerts in Care first presented concerts in December 2021 in Boise.
Through presenting in-house, free, professional concerts, Idaho Concerts in Care aims to contribute positively to the mental, physical and spiritual health of residents in care homes. Our goal is to enrich the quality of life of people who spend their last years in care.
Our vision is to serve as many residents in care as possible in the Treasure Valley with a scope to expand throughout Idaho. We hope that this new offering of professional concerts will foster joy and positivity and will be seen as an integral part of excellent care for those living their last years in care homes.
MUSIC AS MEDICINE
While we are the first to offer this service in Idaho, the program was started in British Columbia in 2006 and over the last 16 years has grown to every province and region in Canada. http://healtharts.org Across Canada, Since 2006, more than 22,000 concerts have been performed for people living in residential care.
Since December 2021 and receiving non-profit status in February, 2022, we have performed concerts in several care homes in Boise.
WHY IS MUSIC IMPORTANT FOR SENIORS IN CARE?
Research shows that music is beneficial for people struggling with a change of location, memory loss, and social isolation.
Listening to music helps them to remember familiar places and events and to make associations with happy times through musical memories.
This is important because lifestyle changes can be isolating for seniors who have had to leave their own homes for residential care. Idaho Concerts in Care fills this gap with professional live music.
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“Words can’t describe the nuances of life, but music can. Music influences us in so many was in a harmonious fashion. Sounds generate emotions and when we’re all put into a room together playing instruments, we are in harmony and that brings us all together.”
~ Bramwell Tovey
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
In order to hire our professional musicians and offer high-quality performances to our elders in care, we turn to the private and public sectors for support. Please consider a one-time or monthly donation.
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