The Victory Fund is excited to launch an innovative new Chorus in January, 2019, through its Dementia Friendly Duluth community initiative. The Victory Chorus will be a structured chorus comprised of persons with dementia, their care partners/loved ones, and volunteer helper singers. The Victory Chorus is led by a professional music director and other professional staff. Three sessions of the Chorus will be offered each year; spring, summer, and fall – lasting between 9 and 12 weeks. Each session includes weekly rehearsals leading up to the Chorus performance which takes place the last week of each session.
The Victory Fund, located in Duluth, MN, is a private foundation established in 2012 to help communities in northeastern Minnesota identify, address and resolve chronic health issues. One of the Victory Fund’s key priority areas is dementia; in 2016, it established a community initiative, Dementia Friendly Duluth, which aims to make the community more aware, informed, sensitive, and supportive of people experiencing and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. www.dementiafriendlyduluth.org