Comfort, Reassurance, Love…. and some fun too.
Our goal here at Renaissance Enterprises is to provide the highest quality arts and music programs to nursing homes and related care facilities utilizing the services of the highest quality artists, artisans and performers whose vision matches our own, to love and serve the elderly through the arts.
What we do:
At Renaissance Enterprises we bring the live arts to residents. We bring comfort, reassurance and love (and some fun too) for residents of long term care facilities and senior centers.
The arts include music, dance, puppetry, and others.
It is well known that music, and other live arts, can assist healing and ease suffering.
This is confirmed in respected professional publications. It is noted that arts can provide a soothing effect on agitated patients, serve as diversion from sadness or anger, can positively effect moods, and touch multi levels of consciousness.
Artists: We often hear from artists that their art is enhanced from this work. We invite skilled artists to join us in this work. When you contact us we can provide suggestions on how to reach out to residents.
Care Managers: Please contact us to inquire about scheduling artists.
We have been blessed with many supporters!
Founder Bob Rowe received the 2006 Mother Teresa Award for using his art as a work of love in nursing homes, hospitals and for the aged, the neglected and the forgotten.
Our accolades include:
§ "He uses his music as an instrument of healing!" - Time Magazine
§ "I salute you for the work you do for those who are suffering and in need!" - Judy Collins
Renaissance frequently receives financial support from local arts councils, corporations and from charitable foundations. The latter includes the Arcus Foundation, Binda Foundation, Frey Foundation, Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Miller Foundation and the Frederick S. Upton Foundation.
Most gratifying, we have many individual supporters who contribute directly to support our work.
We are grateful that the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is a consistent financial supporter of our work.
Will you be a supporter?
Bob is the founder
of Renaissance Enterprises-a 501-C-3 nonprofit charity, founded in 1987,
Renaissance was founded in 1987 to bring the joy of music and the arts
to our nations nursing homes and other senior care facilities where there is much
loneliness, suffering and despair. Your kind donation, of any amount,
will go directly to program support to help with artists gas and travel
expenses to get to each program! Thank you for any consideration! All
donations go directly to programs and not administrative expenses.
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