Wellness Arts is the RSO’s new and innovative program designed to address, as only music can, the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of elderly adults living in long-term memory care. This program provides live music presented by professional musicians in healthcare settings throughout the Roanoke Valley, with participatory activities by residents. Participants demonstrate small but significant changes in behavior, including smiling, relaxing, interacting with others, and vocalizing. They also are able to recall the session afterward and talk with others about the experience. Your support will help the RSO bring this impactful program to Alzheimer's and dementia patients throughout the Roanoke Valley.