The COVID-19 pandemic altered all of our lifestyles drastically. However, elderly assisted living facility residents are especially suffering from extreme isolation since they are unable to be with their loved ones with quarantine regulations in place. As a student at the Rising Starz Performance Academy for the past five years, my academy has taught me to strive to use my musical talents to support my community. When I became aware of the situation of these senior citizens, I felt compelled to try and alleviate their isolation with what I believe to be one of the most powerful languages of emotion: music. Collaborating with Vanessa Valentin, the director of Rising Starz Performance Academy, together we established Singing For Seniors as a means of bringing the joy of music to these residents who need it more than anyone during these difficult times.
Singing For Seniors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization based in Broward County, Florida that is virtually sharing music with elderly assisted living facility residents through a video chat platform. We organize these live virtual music performances by working closely with facilities and catering to the resources they have readily available. At Singing For Seniors, we firmly believe that we can look past the unprecedented nature of these times to come together and build memorable experiences, even through a digital screen.
title founder & executive director
A high school Senior at American Heritage School Plantation who loves giving back to her community.
Artist Developer and owner of Rising Starz Music & Performance Academy in Davie, Florida.