Toronto’s Recollectiv is a unique musical group whose members are mainly made up of people affected by cognitive challenges (caused by Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Stroke, PTSD, brain injury, etc.). Young music students and community members also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all participants.
Recollectiv meets almost every Saturday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:00 at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue. Participation is free but pre-registration is required.
Recollectiv’s mission is to help people in Toronto with cognitive impairments, the majority of whom are seniors, gain a new social network, rediscover a sense of accomplishment and find joy through music-making. Community participation also helps destigmatize this often isolating diagnosis. Membership in the band is best suited to those still living at home, with or without a care partner.
On September 24th, 2016, Music Mends Minds hosted its first Benefit Concert at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church featuring "Gary LeMel and Friends" and "The 5th Dementia Band." Here is a recap video of the wonderful event!
OR mail a cheque made out to "Smile Theatre" with "for Recollectiv" in the memo line to 188 Lowther Avenue, Toronto M5R 1E8. Please note: this is not the location of the meetings.