There are two more scheduled rehearsals for anyone interested in becoming part of the area's first dementia friendly community choir, the St. Croix Valley Lifelong Singers.

The volunteer choir is directed by Bobbi Pominville and will make its debut performance at Music by Heart in Lakefront Park on June 9 as part of Dementia Friendly Sunday. The program will include old favorites like "America the Beautiful," "You are My Sunshine" and "Happy Trails."

Rehearsals are set for Thursday, May 16, and Thursday, June 6, from 6-7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church on Third Street in Hudson. The choir is open to all ages and abilities. Similar rehearsals are being held at Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuries on May 16 and at Amery Congregational church on June 6.

Everyone is welcome to attend the rehearsals but attendance is not necessary to participate with the choir at Music by Heart.

For more information about how churches can participate in Dementia Friendly Sunday, or about the Life Long Singers Choir, contact Angie Pilgrim, Programs Officer for the St. Croix Valley Foundation, at

For more information about dementia and support and services available contact Dementia Care Specialist Nancy Abrahamson at the ADRC at