Since 2006, VocalEssence has partnered with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Minnesota, a membership-based community of older adults in the Twin Cities metropolitan area who love learning and enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals.
In 2012, VocalEssence proudly introduced Choral Pathways, a remarkable new program designed to enrich the appreciation of choral music and the arts for older adults in assisted living homes across the Twin Cities metro. The Choral Pathways mission is to identify and overcome barriers to participation that many older adults experience, including cost, transportation and the opportunity for quality arts programming.
2013-2014 artsage Training
VocalEssence participated in a year-long partnership with ArtSage, a catalyst in the field of arts and aging. Through training, consulting and access to resources, they prepare artists, organizations and senior-serving communities to provide creative arts experience that improve the lieves of older adults.
Our three-member team attended four professional development training sessions throughout the year to learn about the aging process, in addition to receiving mentorship and additional resources to create fun and engaging program activities for the older adult community. We are excited to apply this training to all of our Elder Learning programs.