Annapolis-based Anchor Creativity to celebrate 15 years of operation in Stratmore

Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the country’s largest singing organization for adults, will host its 15th anniversary special concert for adults over 55 with a special concert in honor of founder Jane Kelly in Stratmore, North Bethesda. The music is celebrated in the famous center. The weekend also includes a gala on May 13 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington DC.

Up to 600 singers from Encore programs in Washington, DC, New York City, Maryland and Virginia and participants in Encore’s online university program will come together to present a high-pitched and hilarious performance in many styles and often. Offers a selective combination of music. With a live music partner. There will be more than 100 singers from Annapolis Encore Corel and Encore ROCKS Annapolis. Ms. Kelly will perform the concert. Admission is payment – that’s what you want. For tickets, visit

Annapolis, a nonprofit encore for older adults, was founded in 2007 by Ms. Kelly, who had a vision for a non-exploration Corel program professionally for people over 55, regardless of the age group she felt she was. Less served in it. Arts in the country. Today, Encore has more than 1,200 singers across the country in 26 individual genres, including chorales, ROCKS – rock and roll courses – and emotional travel singers, for those with Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Weaknesses, as well as a vibrant online university, summer camps, winter retreats and outdoor travel programs.

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“For many participants – retirees, widows, widowers, vacant nurses and people looking for experiences to engage in recent years – Encore is a new community of friends, a new passion, challenging educational and performance opportunities, and Most of all, happy, ”said Joshua Vickery, CEO. “We are thrilled to celebrate all of Jane’s accomplishments and the milestone for Encore.”

Ms. Kelly was named one of the twelve “Age Influencers” in 2019 by online publication Next Avenue, “her efforts to push beyond traditional boundaries and to change our understanding of aging.” She was recently named to HelpAge USA’s “60 to 60” list for the first time, in honor of 60 Americans who make significant contributions to the community locally, nationally or internationally.

Encore thanks AARP, Strathmore and Beacon newspapers for supporting the concert. The Music Center in Stratmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland. For more information on Encore, visit or call 301-261-5747.

We recently spoke with Joshua Vickery from Anchor Creativity about the program. Listen:

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