| Photo: Yukiko
Taken at an ArtsWay concert
Health Arts Society
The 300 ArtsWay performers
serve elders, people with long-term disabilities and people who are
mentally ill. Full details of Health Arts Society can be found at
Contact Health Arts and ArtsWay Founder, Executive
and Artistic Director David
ArtsWay is a program of professional music concerts provided
monthly by the not-for-profit Health
Arts Society to elders in care homes.
Over 2,700 concerts have been given across BC since 2006. Each 45-minute
concert is performed by one to four paid musicians.
Elders in care homes experience intense feelings
of loneliness and boredom. On average they have less than two years to live.
Frailty isolates them from their former lives and from their community. They
have sustained losses of family and friends, as well as the autonomy we take
for granted. ArtsWay’s popular and communicative concerts are a vivid response
to help alleviate our elders’ boredom in the last stage of their lives.
Hammond speaks to
an ArtsWay audience
How to help ArtsWay
Please contribute to the
cost of our elders attending ArtsWay concerts.
It doesn’t cost much to
turn the residents’ lounge or dining room into a concert hall.
$600 provides an entire concert
$200 enables 10 or more elders
to attend a concert
to reach our target of
5,000 concerts by Dec 31, 2011
To reach our target of 5,000 events we need
to raise $1,356,600.
donate to Health Arts Society please click on the Canada Helps icon
# 81014 0749 RR0001