Traveling America (in the comfort of home)

Traveling America (in the comfort of home)

As Car Care Month comes to a close, consider traveling America in the comfort of your senior living community by sharing songs about places in the USA. Open with a general song such as “This Land is Your Land”. After singing it, list  the places named or...
5 Conference Take-aways

5 Conference Take-aways

Regular readers of my blog know that many items influence my posts. By providing you these reflections I hope to share more about myself and my profession. Last week I participated in the American Music Therapy Association Midwestern Region Conference. Held at the...
Heart of My Heart

Heart of My Heart

As I prepare to share Valentine songs at the area assisted living facilities, I wanted to share just a few of the titles we will be singing. Most are ones less likely to bring tears though I’ve included a frequently requested tear producer (“I Love You...
S-M-I-L-E!

S-M-I-L-E!

Smile! October 7th is National Smile Day. While there doesn’t seem to be definitive research as to the number of muscles required to smile, there is evidence smiles can 1) elicit more help;  2) result in positive perceptions by others; and, 3) activate a...

Forever Proud

Assisted living facilities can play an important role of providing help to people who no longer chose or are unable to remain independently in their homes. As an employee, I have had residents share that once they adjust to the facility, they love the opportunities to...