Thanks to a grant from the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund, Musicians for World Harmony will soon bring the Music Heals benefits to seniors at three centers in the Ithaca area. Plans are underway for a performance at McGraw House in Ithaca, and two more locations in late 2015 and early 2016.
Senior centers have long striven to build common areas, computer rooms, libraries and group activities into their offerings. Still, most have little or no funding to pay for supportive programming or entertainment that encourages sociability, particularly those that serve low-income seniors. Musicians for World Harmony is developing partnerships with the managers of these senior housing facilities. We expect that about 50 people will benefit from this grant and are very grateful to the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund.