Council on Aging thanks community with virtual concert


Grammy-winner Mike Farris will help the Chatham County Council on Aging make Valentine’s Day extra special this year.

At 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day — Sunday, February 14th — the COA will offer, free of charge, a virtual concert featuring Farris, whose music has been described as rooted in early American gospel and blues.

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Farris won a Grammy for his 2015 album “Shine for All the People.”

“We are offering this concert to thank the community for supporting our work in serving Chatham County seniors and their families,” said Dennis Streets, COA’s executive director. “We all know the challenges associated with COVID-19, and we hope this event will lift people’s spirits on Valentine’s Day — I guess you could say it’s an expression of our love for Chatham County.”

Free tickets for the virtual concert, which will be hosted via Zoom, are available at

“While the tickets are free, we certainly welcome donations, as well, to help us further serve seniors and their families,” Streets said.

The event takes place during “We Love Seniors” Month, as proclaimed by the Chatham County Board of County Commissioners (

Transitions LifeCare, formerly Hospice of Wake County, is sponsoring the event on behalf of the Council on Aging.

“We truly appreciate the generosity of Transitions LifeCare, which has served as a partner for a number of years,” said Streets.

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