“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature
cannot do without.” — Confucius, The Book of Rites
A moment of recollection, a song that brings a smile to the face, a melody that lingers in your mind … that’s the power of music. Music can soothe or energize, make us happy or sad, and according to John Hopkins Medicine, “be medicine for your mind, with benefits from memory improvement to stress relief.”
Assistance League® of the Chesapeake’s Sing-Alongs for Seniors program provides an opportunity for our members to interact with seniors in assisted living and nursing home residences, bringing a little joy to the seniors’ day. We provide the music, bring the song sheets and share our enthusiasm as we sing the oldies and the goodies. Some residents are shy, others sing off-key. Some have great voices. Many don’t even use the song sheets, since they already know all the words. Everyone has fun!
We would love to have you join us at our sing-alongs! Check the website calendar here for upcoming dates. Our next sing-along is February 12, 6:30 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living in Severna Park. We will be leading the seniors in Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day themed songs. Any questions or want more information? Feel free to contact our Sing-Along chair, Bonnie Sysko.
Assistance League® of the Chesapeake is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults through community-based philanthropic programs.