The Victory Chorus offers people who love music the opportunity to joyfully raise their voices in song. The chorus is made up of people living with dementia, their family and friends, and other volunteer singers. During the pandemic, the chorus community is staying connected through Zoom sing-alongs.
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.
To view a Community Conversation video with Candy Winkler, Victory Chorus Administrator and Karen Bauman, Victory Chorus Music Director: Link Here
When the Victory Chorus can meet again in person
- Volunteer singers – are paired with, and sing alongside, a Victory Chorus participant living with dementia.
- Operational Volunteers – typically assist with setting up and taking down equipment, and anything else that may require additional help.
- Participants – The Victory Chorus offers those living with dementia the opportunity to build connections, seek joy, and meaningfully engage in the community through song.
- All participants must have a care partner attend each rehearsal. Care partners may be volunteer singers.