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Dementia Friendly Programming

in association with

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth logo

Supported in part by a special grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts, this inspiring new series is an extension of Fort Worth Opera’s special community programming and marks the inaugural collaboration between FWO, Dementia Friendly Fort Worth, and the United Way Area Agency on Aging in Texas.

A ten-week series - May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 am CST

More information below.

Opera and dementia have a symbiotic relationship

The connection between music and memory has been the ongoing subject of international research for many decades.



This series features guest artists from Fort Worth Opera, along with the company’s talented Lesley Resident Artists. Each hour-long event begins with a mini-concert. During the first event on Friday, May 27, this therapeutic program will consist of two 20-minute segments. The first half of every session will feature musical performances followed by an interactive activity specifically designed to engage individuals living with dementia.

Music, Memory, and More will feature our Manager of Education and Community Engagement, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, and a guest presenter who will guide participants through fun and engaging activities, including music, movement, music therapy, call and response interaction, and socialization. Within these recorded sessions, there will be opportunities to discuss the art form of opera, learn more about the six historical periods of classical music and the different voice types.


For those who cannot join us, each recording will be available to watch online through Worth Opera and Dementia Friendly Fort Worth’s YouTube channels for thirty days following each session.

To attend, please contact Gail Snider at and 817-994-3803.


All programs start at 10:30 am Central Time and will last about one hour.



Friday, May 27


Friday, June 3

Friday, June 10

Friday, June 17

Friday, June 24


Friday, July 1

Friday, July 8

Friday, July 15

Friday, July 22

Friday, July 29

Dementia Friendly Opera Supporters at Fort Worth Opera
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