Exploring Our Stories Through Song

Project Status: Complete

In 2022, Xenia Concerts teamed up with  Baycrest@Home to offer Exploring Our Stories Through Song, a series of workshops for family caregivers of people living with dementia. Professional singer-songwriter Avery Florence invited participants to explore self-expression through journaling, mindfulness, and poetry within the context of songwriting. The goal of these workshops was to help participants connect with their creative voices in a supportive social environment.

Combining a sense of play with the connective power of singing, the sessions culminated in the co-creation of an original song called Your Soul Reaching Mine. Now that the workshops are complete, you can watch Avery Florence’s performance of the song!


Resident Artist: Avery Florence, singer-songwriter

Co-designer/Facilitator: Rory McLeod, Executive and Artistic Director of Xenia Concerts

Baycrest@Home Program Manager: Melissa Tafler, MSW RSW

This project was provided free of cost thanks to the generous support of The George C. Hunt Family Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, and The Toronto Arts Council.

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