Allegro is proud to announce THRIVE, an exuberant, intergenerational program of music and arts designed specifically for folks over the age of 55, who want to live their senior years with gusto, optimism, a sense of belonging, and friendships. In partnership with Fauquier Health, we aim to bring the arts to ALL generations by instilling Creative Aging principles and harnessing proven psychological research for older adults.
We welcome all comers, especially those who have never before participated in an arts program. THRIVE classes cover a variety of genres and levels to accommodate all body and intellectual abilities. Proper technique and quality of instruction are always at the forefront of our teaching methodology. Whether you are relearning and old skill or learning a new one, we aim to encourage learning in an inviting environment where everyone is a star.
In numerous studies, people who participated in learning an art (like playing an instrument) found they:
THRIVE: Classes for Older Adults
These classes are meant as exercise classes to improve quality of life for older adults with limited mobility and/or specific neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Dementia, and Alzheimer's. These classes are not offered/led as group therapy dance-movement, physical, music, and/or drama therapy sessions aimed at treatment and diagnosis. Volunteers are present in all classes to assist in standing, sitting, and serving as a helpful friend if needed. For safety and complete attention and care to all of our students, please be aware of the descriptions of each course to verify if you qualify for enrollment.
[if you are registering online, choose Thrive in the instruction type to be directed to these class options]