Concerts for Older Adults

An accordion player and a clarinetist perform for a live audience at a church.
TWo older adults smile for the camera at a concert
A singer and a guitarist perform at an outdoor concert for a group of older adults with trees in the background

We love our Sunshine Centres community!

Sunshine Centres for Seniors delivers community-building and life-enriching programming to over 2,300 seniors and persons with disabilities in Toronto, particularly seniors at risk of social isolation and seniors with low income. In their own words, “[s]eniors from all walks of life are welcome, including seniors from newcomer communities, seniors with disabilities, and seniors from all ethnic communities, religions, cultures, racialized communities and sexual orientations.” Since 2019, we’ve collaborated with Sunshine Centres on everything from 2SLGBTQ+ positive Pride concerts at Camp Sunshine, to an online painting workshop with live improvised music hosted by Kathryn Patricia, to a hilarious music-and-comedy show with clarinet-accordion duo Bridge & Wolak. Our partnership with Sunshine Centres continues, and we encourage you to spread the word about our events!

EXPLORE SUNSHINE CENTRES EVENTS

Concert Features

  • Hour-long concert programs with short musical selections
  • Verbal introductions between pieces
  • Stretch breaks
  • Q & A sessions with the musicians
  • Visual description integrated into artist introductions
  • Large type in concert programs
  • Wheelchair accessible venues
  • Live transcription (for online events)
  • No financial barriers to attendees

Do you have a suggestion for how we can make our concerts more inclusive and accessible for listeners with dementia? Write to our Executive and Artistic Director Rory McLeod at rory.mcleod@xeniaconcerts.com or call us at 647-896-8295.

Thanks to our Supporters!

Our concerts for seniors are supported by The Government of Canada, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Azrieli Foundation, The George C. Hunt Family Foundation, a donation in honour of R.S. Williams and Sons Ltd., and our circle of donors. To join our donor community, click on the link below or contact us at info@xeniaconcerts.com.

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