Music for Memory Care

Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! Luke 12:24 In spite of my having memorized this verse; I confess I have been worrying. It’s as if that scripture has lived on the shelf for…

Bella’s Song -Update

Originally posted on New Beginnings:
As I shared last month; one of our residents was excited about sharing this song which she wrote back in 1990. Since the only available recording was on a cassette tape (This is a cassette – for those of the younger generation} Photo by Stas Knop on Pexels.com So Bella…

Playing Their Song-Part 2

For those of you who like me are trying your best to bring music into nursing home ministry here are a few practical suggestions that have helped in encouraging residents to sing. First, we need to remind ourselves that hearing and voice change over time. None of us still has the vocal range we had…

Playing Their Song – Part 1

Originally posted on New Beginnings:
“One year we went on a cruise for our anniversary. After dinner one night we went down to listen to the band that was playing in the room below the dining room. In that moment as they started playing our special song, a feeling of completeness and peace just settled…

Day 4 Free Book Week

People will sacrifice hours of every week to prepare for a 20 minute worship service at church. Have you stopped to consider how much time we could give to prepare a single Christmas musical for nursing home? They are God’s special people and an investment in sharing the love of Christ pays eternal dividends! Music…