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Community Music Center Participates in Multi-Year Study on Benefits of Creative Aging Programs

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May 06, 2014

On Friday, May 9, Community Music Center (San Francisco, CA) and the Community of Voices choir program will present their first ever Summit of Older Adult Choirs. The summit will feature a performance of four choirs---nearly 100 older adults---joining their voices together as a group for the first time.

This presentation is part of The Community of Voices research study, a partnership between Community Music Center, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and 12 San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) senior centers. Launched in 2013, the study examines whether singing in a community choir is a cost-effective way to promote health and well-being among culturally diverse older adults. Over a five-year period, new choirs for older adults will be launched in 12 senior centers throughout San Francisco. The Community of Voices study is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging to UCSF.

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About Community Music Center
Community Music Center (CMC) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1921 with the mission of enhancing the community’s quality of life by making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial status. With branches in the Mission and Richmond Districts of San Francisco and programs throughout the city, CMC is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco's largest provider of low-cost, high quality music education. During the 2008-2009 school year, 2,345 students of all ages, ethnicities and income levels enrolled in CMC programs and over 17,000 people enjoyed musical performances at no or low cost.

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