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'Music by Heart' draws people together

The Lifelong Singers, under the direction of Bobbi Pomminville and Linda Iwaszcko with accompanist Carol Dahle, performed old favorites like "Take Me Out to the Ballpark," "This Little Light of Mine," and "America the Beautiful." Photo courtesy of Meg Heaton1 / 2
The Lifelong Singers, under the direction of Bobbi Pomminville and Linda Iwaszcko with accompanist Carol Dahle, performed old favorites like "Take Me Out to the Ballpark," "This Little Light of Mine," and "America the Beautiful." Photo courtesy of Meg Heaton2 / 2

More than 100 people turned out on Dementia Friendly Sunday for the second annual Music by Heart community sing along in Lakefront Park June 9. The event featured the debut performance of the Lifelong Singers, the first dementia friendly choir in the St. Croix Valley. The day also featured a performance by the Voices of the Valley Choir and The Geezers. The day featured songs everyone in attendance seemed to remember.

Music by Heart and Dementia Friendly Sunday were facilitated by the Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition with support from the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the St. Croix County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center.

Dementia Choir

For more information about the Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition contact Angie Pilgrim, Programs Officer for the St. Croix Valley Foundation, at apilgrim@scvfoundation.org.

For more information about dementia support and services available contact Dementia Care Specialist Nancy Abrahamson at the ADRC at Nancy.Abrahamson@sccwi.gov