Audrey's Angels was founded in 2001 by Audrey Bortner Alderson and her husband Dr. Robert Alderson. The nonprofit began by serving nine homes with the help of five Music and Craft Angels and has grown to serving over 100 homes and adult day care centers with the help of 75 Music and Craft Angels. The Audrey's Angels mission is to enrich the lives of the elderly by bringing interactive live music and craft programs to small residential elder care homes.
Our program evokes a wide range of positive physical and emotional responses from the shut in elderly residents and adults with disabilities. Together, through community support, we can reach the more than 12,000 senior citizens living in residential care homes in Maricopa County.
Who We Are
Audrey's Angels was created to bring interactive entertainment to seniors living in small residential adult care homes and those that are brought to the adult day centers. Our musicians and crafters, whom we refer to as "Angels", form a friendship and bond with these adults and become a regular part of the scheduled activities at these facilities. Through music and art, they build relationships with the senior residents and disabled adults, enhancing their quality of life.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, each hour of our program is subsidized. We provide programs either free of charge for homes with low income residents and adult care centers, or at a below market rate for small residential care homes with an entertainment budget. Our creative approach puts an emphasis on the residents and recognizes the constraints of the homeowners and care workers.