Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Seniors Bus Outreach Program in Partnership with Dynacare
For over 40 years, the RSO has run a program designed to enrich the lives of our aging citizens. The Seniors Bus Outreach program helps senior citizens that have limited financial means, as well as mobility issues to attend all Mosaic Masterworks concerts. The RSO hires a city bus to provide transportation to and from all Mosaic Masterworks concerts at the Conexus Arts Centre, as well as offers a discounted subscription to the Mosaic Masterworks series for the season. In addition, the Regina Symphony Chamber Players (RSCP) performs a chamber concert at one of the senior’s homes in the Regina community during the season.
“The Seniors Bus Outreach Program brings people together and provides a sense of meaning and fulfillment for participants. With the support of Dynacare, the RSO continues to ensure that more people in Regina have full access to beautiful music that will enrich their health, happiness, and life.” -Tanya Derksen, RSO Executive Director
“Through our Community Outreach program, Dynacare is committed to strengthening the communities in which our employees live and work. It gives us great pleasure to see our organization support local initiatives like the Seniors Bus Outreach program, which make important contributions to seniors’ wellness and quality of life in creative and holistic ways. The RSO’s ability to positively influence seniors’ wellbeing through music exemplifies Dynacare’s commitment to making a difference in people’s lives. ” -Scott Hickey, Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Dynacare
Both the RSO and Dynacare share a mutual commitment to health and wellness, and supporting healthy lifestyles in our communities. This Seniors Bus Outreach Program leverages those values by enriching the lives of senior’s residents who would otherwise be restricted by income, or mobility, through access to entertainment and community engagement. It is widely supported that music provides many health benefits to an aging demographic; studies have been conducted to show that music can improve emotional state, aid in maintaining healthy speech and memory, encourage exercise, and improve sleep quality.
For more information regarding this program, the upcoming season and or to purchase tickets, please visit www.reginasymphony.com or call 306-586-9555. For more information on Dynacare, please