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Two of the assisted living facilities I visit have a world music theme this month. As St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I’ll be leaning more that direction. Never the less, I’m sharing some of my ideas which may assist you in planning a similar group event.

Opening: Fungai Alafia (with movements)

Warm-up song: Faraway Places – Discuss places the participants have visited. Question what was similar and what was different.

Transition: Side by Side as hand out percussion.

Groove: “Where in the world?”
Transition: Swinging Along the Open Road as gather equipment

St. Patrick’s Sing-along

Closure: Home Sweet Home  (this link gives you a feel for how the locals sing the song) & “Show Me the Way to Go Home