Orpheus Reflections

Orpheus Reflections is a program designed to bring the healing power of music to people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and their caregivers. Music can bring emotional and physical closeness, help to ease stress, and encourage positive interactions. 
 
These 45-minute programs bring small groups of Orpheus musicians to perform in spaces where attendees are comfortable, such as public venues or private care centers. Sessions close with a meet and greet with the musicians.
 
For more information please contact Angela Gehring at agehring@orpheusnyc.org.
 
“Having Orpheus Reflections come to our program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To quote a few family members, “For the musicians to come to us brought us something that we thought we would never experience again.” “It inspired us and gave us hope.” The performance was amazing, beautiful, and  breathtaking. It was so much fun to socialize with the musicians afterwards.” 
– Gwynne Chovanec, Director, Older Adult Services & Senior Advocate, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
 
“It was an incredibly moving afternoon of listening to beautiful music performed by caring and talented musicians.  Thank you so much to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for bringing the joy of music to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.” 
– Pamela S. Jaffe, LCSW, Director, Social Adult Day Care, Friedberg JCC
 
 With training and outreach support by connect2culture at CaringKind www.caringkindnyc.org.
 
Orpheus is a proud member organization of The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. 

Upcoming Events

The Riverside Church Memory Café featuring Orpheus Reflections
Monday, May 13, 2019: 2:00PM-3:30PM
91 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY 10027

A free event in a warm, navigable environment, featuring activities, music, and light refreshments.

Please sign up by contacting:

Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper
Associate Minister of Older Adults
The Riverside Church
lharper@trcnyc.org
212.870.6753