Sing For Your Life Foundation, BC

Our Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of older Canadians who live at home or in residential care, through music. Our programs create more age friendly communities and improve the life and care of older people, including those affected by dementia, and their caregivers.

Funded in Canada through community and government grants, personal donations and corporate supporters.

A B.C Registered Society and Registered Canadian Charity 81983 3054 RR0001

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To improve the health and wellbeing of older Canadians through music.

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Initially I went to the Silver Song Group as a means of providing an opportunity to socialise, for my wife. Little did I realise that I would stay and enjoy the singing, and that we would both benefit from the therapy which the sing-a-long provides.
We are particularly pleased that our group has the benefit of our accompanist, Dan Summers. He is truly an individual who affects all of us by his enthusiasm for music, and his sense of humour.
The time we spend at the Silver Song Group each month is minimal. However, the effect that this gathering has on all of us retirees is priceless.

Angus & Beryl McNeeParticipants

I volunteer with the Silver Song Group which includes driving some of the seniors home after the sessions. They just love it! They love the old familiar music and the sociability of getting out with their peers. They say it is a great way to start their day and keeps them feeling happy all week. They have made friends that they would not have made without the Group and also love what the singing has done for them physically.

I continue to go because I just love it, it is great to be among those that are happy and smiling and go home humming happy tunes!

Joan BauerVolunteer

Every two weeks I used to drive over to Rutland to pick my wife up and her caregiver. She lived in a locked dementia facility. Sometimes she would join the group. When she did, we experienced a renewed connection through the singing. It was sometimes overwhelming to me… we cried with joy. It was like old times when we lived together.

Sadly she has now passed away. In retrospect the sessions we attended were small miracles.

I now try and come by myself… more memories. You’re all wonderful.


One of the things I have always loved to do is sing.  As I have grown older I have found it more difficult to fulfill this need.

A friend offered to take me to Sing for Your Life [Silver Song Group] and I was so happy. I enjoyed it so much. It was so wonderful to meet new friends who had the same need that I had. I have been attending regularly and look forward to share common interest with the people in the group. It has fulfilled a real void in my life and I look forward to each gathering.  Please help us.

Edie Hemmingway