Community Concerts - Fun for Seniors & Caregivers
Summer’s the season to get out and have fun. For seniors, who often find themselves spending more time alone, summer concerts are a great way to add a bit of social activity to their routine.
We put together a small sample of the many free community concert series in and around St. Louis this summer (click on the links for further details).
- Art & Orchestra Music Series at the Chesterfield Amphitheater – Select Thursdays, May through June. Performances begin at 6:30pm.
- Sounds of Summer at the Chesterfield Amphitheater – Select Saturdays, June 4 through October 1. Opening acts begin at 6:45pm; featured acts at 7:30pm.
- Whitaker Music Festival at the Botanical Garden – Wednesday evening concerts, June 1 through August 3. Music begins at 7:30pm.
- Making Music Summer Concert Series in the Lions’ Amphitheatre at Kirkwood Park – Every other Saturday, June 11 through August 27. Music starts at 7:00pm.
- Maryland Heights Summer Concert Series at Creve Coeur Park – Select Fridays, May through September. Preshow entertainment starts at 6:00pm; music begins at 7:00pm.
- Musical Nights in Oak Knoll Park in Clayton – Fourth Sunday of the month, June through September. Music plays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
- Jungle Boogie at the St. Louis Zoo – Fridays, May 27 through September 2. Music is from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (exhibits open until 7:00pm).
Research shows that staying socially active can help promote healthy aging. Seniors also benefit from spending time in the fresh air.
Music can also have a positive impact on seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. A band playing popular songs from an earlier era can arouse fond memories of a senior’s youth.
Summer concert series are also a great intergenerational social activity that can be enjoyed by seniors and grandchildren alike.
Some seniors may live in facilities that provide shuttles to events such as community concerts. An SHC caregiver can also help seniors needing assistance or families who could use an extra hand to ensure an elderly loved one is safely able to join the fun. Caregivers can provide transportation, good company during the show and help ensure a safe and fun time.
If we could help you or someone you know, please contact us.
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