The Lyrics and Legacies project pairs songwriters with seniors to turn their life stories into songs.

This program empowers seniors, including residents with dementia, to leave a musical legacy with their loved ones that will last for years to come, telling their story in their own words and melodies.

In our pilot of this project, five songwriters worked remotely with five seniors at different Amica residences. Each pair spent time discussing the songs that they love, their favourite memories, and how they’d like to present that to the world. Each of these five songs truly represents to the background, culture, interests, and musical passions of the Amica residents involved.

Listen to their songs here: