Family in Songs with Seniors

Family in Songs with Seniors

What comes to mind when you hear the word family? Is it lots of people or a small group? Are they only blood relatives or does it include neighbors? Does it bring up positive or negative emotions? Does it make you feel happy or sad? What family members did you live...
Focus on Family

Focus on Family

For many the word family conjures images of loving people and happy memories. For others, there is loss, pain or abusive relationships. Relationships can also vary from family to family. Keep this in mind when your group has a focus on family. Singable Books with...
Family Activities – Fun for All

Family Activities – Fun for All

Family activities may often consist of shuttling people from here to there, making sure homework is completed, visiting a grandparent, household tasks and other regularly scheduled stuff. In my book,  lasting memories of family life should focus on fun rather than...
Grow through the challenges of parenting

Grow through the challenges of parenting

I love being a mom. Seeing a child meet milestones, find a passion, explore an interest – these are the cool moments. It’s the challenging times I don’t enjoy so much – at least when I’m in them. The “I hate you” moments of...
Hanging out with the family

Hanging out with the family

Hanging out with the family, especially the extended family is an experience. ┬áThis weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with relatives from my mother’s side. We ranged from age 100 to 8 months. It was an opportunity to catch–up with people, to meet...