The Amazing Grace Chorus® is a Milwaukee-based, diverse chorus made up of people living with dementia and their caregivers. The goal of the chorus is to increase social engagement for those living with dementia. The chorus premiered in 2014.
To be eligible to join The “Amazing Grace” Chorus:
You must self-report forgetfulness or memory loss
You must have a partner such as a family member, friend, or a caretaker
You can be in the early stage or mid-stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia
For more information about the chorus, please contact Chorus Director and WAI Senior Outreach Specialist Stephanie Houston: Phone (414) 219-5127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl power: Amazing Grace Women and the National Campaign about Alzheimer’s
The national campaign, AlzheimHER’s Chorus, a vocal group made of women living with the disease or affected by Alzheimer’s, is a collaborative effort of the Alzheimer’s Association and Maria Shriver’s Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Female members of WAI Amazing Grace Chorus® joined this national campaign to increase understanding about Alzheimer’s impact on women, with the goal of raising awareness that two-thirds of people living with Alzheimer’s are women.
The Amazing Grace Chorus® was recently filmed performing, and that video is now part of the national campaign! Watch their video on YouTube:
Sponsors for AlzheimHER’s Chorus include GSD&M Advertising Agency and the National Alzheimer’s Association. Local sponsors are Bader Philanthropies Inc. and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Office. Find out more at alz.org/raiseyourvoice.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our chorus. We know music can bring joy and help elevate mood during this difficult and devastating disease,” Stephanie Houston, Chorus Director and Senior Outreach Specialist WAI-Milwaukee, said. “And we know music is a special way to empower women and bring people together, with the goal of ending Alzheimer’s for everyone.”