Uniting AgeWell

Melbourne Recital Centre partners with aged care provider.

Melbourne Recital Centre and non-profit aged care provider Uniting AgeWell have entered an exciting partnership for 2019.

Now celebrating its 10th year, Melbourne Recital Centre is at the heart of music-making in Victoria. Its commitment to engaging all members of our community in shared experiences of live music, regardless of age makes this partnership a perfect fit. Uniting AgeWell will be the official sponsor of its inaugural International Chamber Music series, as well as the Centre’s Aged Care Partner.

CEO of Uniting AgeWell Andrew Kinnersly said Uniting AgeWell was proud to partner with the acclaimed organisation that entertained almost 200,000 attendees last year, evoking passion and emotion in music-lovers across generations.

“Music is a really important part of our clients’ lives, as well as being a valuable tool used in our care delivery,” he said.

“We know it has great therapeutic benefits, particularly when assisting people living with dementia in reducing anxiety.

“Music harnesses joy and evokes powerful emotions in listeners and can encourage social interaction and reminiscence, which improves the quality of life of older people.

“This partnership will ensure beautiful music continues to be a part of their lives while informing MRC audiences how Uniting AgeWell can support seniors to remain vibrant members of the community as they age.”

Uniting AgeWell last year partnered with music powerhouse Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and hosted a duo performance at its Queenborough Rise Community in Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

As part of the Melbourne Recital Centre partnership, a pop-up concert will be held at Uniting AgeWell’s Strathdon Community in Forest Hill coinciding with Seniors Week in October.

CEO of Melbourne Recital Centre Euan Murdoch said he is delighted to partner with Uniting AgeWell both in the Centre and beyond.

“Music is life affirming, and the Centre’s music enhances wellbeing for people at all life stages. We’re delighted to be partnering with Uniting AgeWell and look forward to welcoming its clients and staff to a diverse range of concerts this year – at the Centre in Southbank and at Uniting AgeWell’s Strathdon Community in Forest Hill” he said.

The official partnership launch will take place at the Melbourne Recital Centre (cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank) Level 2 Foyer on Tuesday, 9 April at 6.30pm. It will be followed by a performance of Trio Wanderer in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.