MFFC Receives Grant for Choir Program for Seniors

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) is launching a new choir program called “Seniors in Symphony”. The program has received a federal grant of $24,896 from the New Horizons for Seniors program and support of local community organizations. 

The Seniors in Symphony program will provide an opportunity for seniors and older adults to get involved in the community through music and choral singing. The program is open to every one age 55 and up. It aims to bring together people of all gender and cultural backgrounds through the love of music. The MFFC is currently looking for choir members or volunteers to participate in this free program. “Music and singing have been proven to have numerous psychological, physiological, and social benefits for older adults. We are calling for people who would like to help us make a positive impact in the well-being of our seniors in the community.” says, Louie Locsin, Public Relations Officer at MFFC. 

The Seniors in Symphony will be led by a professional choir director. The repertoire includes a wide range of musical styles, including classics, spirituals, folk, Broadway, and pop music. The practice sessions will be held every Thursdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MFFC Centre in Markham. 

An opening celebration and a dinner dance will be held on June 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the centre located at 1151 Denison St., Unit 10/11, Markham. For more information about this new program, please contact Yoli Ladines 905-284-6191 or Bina Comendador at 905-887-5309.  Click here to download the flyer.