(ROCKVILLE, Md.) – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community in Rockville, Md., was awarded a $500 grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to help fund its 2011-2012 Artist Series. This grant will help offset the costs of several concerts that The Village hosts, including the Rosen Spector Stern Trio (February 12) and the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble (April 29).
The Maryland State Arts Council is an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. This grant will assist with the presentation of high quality arts programming for The Village at Rockville’s Artist Series. The annual Artist Series includes a concert event each month from September through June and is presented for residents of The Village, local seniors, and members of the community at large.
“We are extremely grateful for this grant as it enables us to present extraordinary musical talent—performers that would not ordinarily be accessible—to the local community at no cost to the audience,” Dr. Jason Gottschalk, Director of Life Enrichment for TVAR said. “Additionally, seniors who no longer have the ability to drive or leave the campus due to disability can still enjoy high quality entertainment and learning.”
The Artist Series was also a grant recipient for 2010-2011. Last year’s grant was used toward a variety of artists who performed, including the Baltimore-Washington Estonian Chorus and Orfeia, an all-woman vocal ensemble specializing in songs and traditions from the Balkans.
The Artist Series is part of The Village at Rockville’s Life Enrichment program that offers vibrant and engaging events that cover all dimensions of life, including educational, social, spiritual, and physical.
Upcoming Artist Series Concerts:
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. – The Rosen-Spector-Stern Trio
Sunday, March 4, 2012 3:00 p.m. – For Art For Love with Karin Paluidan, Soprano
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Balafon West African Dance Ensemble
About The Village at Rockville (TVAR)
The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., which offers residential living, rehabilitation, respite and extended nursing care, is currently undergoing a planned renovation to introduce assisted living, assisted living memory care and home & community based services for residents. For more info visit www.thevillageatrockville.org
About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is celebrating 121 years of serving seniors and their families as a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a serving agency of the Metropolitan Washington D.C., Virginia and Delaware-Maryland Synods. Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., an independent living community offering month-to-month rentals for seniors; The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., a new continuing care retirement community – subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval – which will serve as the centerpiece of a multi-generational residential and mixed-use project; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., a new planned senior living and health care community on 132 acres—phase one will offer 178 maintenance-free independent living cottage homes and apartments with home-based assisted living, memory care assisted living and nursing care options. For more information about any of our communities, visit www.nationallutheran.org