MyndVR partnered with Stage Access to bring virtual performing arts to its enrich the lives and health of senior citizens.

MyndVR has partnered with Stage Access, the streaming service dedicated to music, ballet, opera and the performing arts.

This partnership will allow MyndVR users to enjoy the dazzling Stage Access library of iconic brands and legendary performing-arts programs, and replicate the sensation of live opera, classical music and dance in a “virtual theater” setting.

By partnering to deliver rich cultural and immersive experiences to senior-living communities or senior citizens at home, MyndVR and Stage Access aims to enrich lives and improve the health and wellness of the aging population.

“At MyndVR, we’re always looking for ways to enhance our content offerings and provide our seniors with exciting and new experiences that they might otherwise never get,” said Chris Brickler, chief executive officer of MyndVR. “Partnering with Stage Access helps us to ensure that as adults age, they will continue to be able to access the performing arts, which is a privilege and a source of healing that we should all be able to enjoy. We look forward to our continued partnership with Stage Access.”

Research has shown that access to the performing arts can enhance the quality of life and well-being for older adults, helping to improve mood and socialization, reduce stress and support overall cognitive function. The virtual theater furthers MyndVR’s mission to maximize positive outcomes for older adults by promoting relaxation, relief, and enjoyment through the arts.

Stage Access produces, distributes and licenses classical arts programming across multiple platforms. Among Stage Access’s slate of original productions are unique IMAX film experiences, which are premiering exclusively in cinemas, starring opera soprano, Renée Fleming.

Fleming has long been a leading advocate for the study of the connection between performing arts and health. She is the artistic adviser at large to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has spearheaded a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health with the participation of the National Endowment for the Arts

“Music engages more parts of the brain than almost any other activity,” said Fleming. “Evidence is mounting every day to support creative arts therapies for health applications throughout the life span. Providing arts content and experiences to older adults via VR devices is a welcome step forward in integrative healthcare, and it’s incredibly encouraging that this is beginning to be covered by health insurance.”

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