Songwriting Works performers at the Art of Aging Festival, San Francisco

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Participant Birdie Gintzler at 97 in Nathan Friedkin's film "A 'Specially Wonderful Affair"

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The twins whose story launched the WWII Homecoming Song

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WWII Photo of Judith-Kate's Dad and Pals

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Songwriting Works™ unites communities of elders, 60+, families and professional songwriters to restore health and joy through song.

Songwriting Works™ turns isolation into connection, depression into happiness and illness into health. Professional songwriters, elders, families and friends join together to make compelling, memorable music and co-write and perform original songs that lift the voices of individuals and their communities.

Each song carries the stories, wit, humor, history, melodies and intelligence of the people who wrote it: including those living with Alzheimer's and dementia, depression, isolation, chronic illness and other life challenges.
Songs and songwriters are then celebrated in public concerts, films, and publications.

2015 marks Songwriting Works' 25th year. YOUR fully tax-deductible CONTRIBUTION can be directed toward:

Direct service programs :
••• Elders in residential care and community settings 

••• People age 60+ in rural, urban and suburban neighborhoods
••• Isolated, low-income rural and urban older adults
••• Families and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer's or other challenges
••• Veterans
••• Teens and youth at-risk collaborating across generations
General operations, administration, technology upgrades, technical assistance
Training, curriculum development and scholarships for musicians and care partners
Public engagement and dissolving stigmas through concerts, recordings and videos
Research collaborations with experts in brain science, health, wellness and life-long learning
25th Anniversary celebration events including the release of “Life’s a Song” an album of 12 songs composed by 200 neighbors on WA’s rural Olympic Peninsula

Learn more about Songwriting Works’ research-vetted, award-winning programs - and collection of 330+ songs composed by 3,300 people in communities across the U.S. – by clicking on the video links on this Razoo site

Additional ways to SUPPORT OUT WORK:
Bring us to your area
Connect us with your local agencies or favorite blogger
Host a Signature Songwriting workshop, MusicTeam series, arts or health practitioner training or Life’s a Song event
Sponsor Life’s a Song album release tour and musical engagement initiative in 2015-16
Commission a song or tribute performance
Gift your community with a inter-generational surprise

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Organization Information

Songwriting Works Educational Foundation
Songwriting Works Educational Foundation
2023 E Sims Way Ste 271 Port Townsend, WA 98638




Songwriting Works™ unites communities of elders, 60+, families and professional songwriters to restore health and joy through song.

EIN: 900447753

Reports: Guidestar


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