Why We Exist
Most recognize that a vibrant community includes the arts, and in Alberta, we have a rich cultural fabric that includes access to live music through organizations such as the Calgary Philharmonic and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras, Calgary Opera, The Edmonton International Jazz Festival, and venues such as the Ironwood and the Yardbird Suite. None of these venues or experiences are available to the marginalized population of elders in care, many of whom are unable to advocate for this basic quality of life experience themselves.
We believe that elders should have access to the same vibrant artistic experiences that the general population enjoys. We also believe that musicians deserve market rates. We are guided by our commitments to:
• Include elders in a vibrant artistic society
• Contribute to the quality of life for elders in care
• Support professional musicians with market rates