4 Ways to Overcome Repertoire Burn-out

4 Ways to Overcome Repertoire Burn-out

Burn out refers to overuse or stress. Face it, there are some songs that get over used in senior living. (If I had to place a guess, one is “You Are My Sunshine”.) There is nothing wrong with singing participants’ favorite songs just like there is...
Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

A growing mindset is helpful when working in senior living communities. We see it in ourselves as providers, in the senior care industry, in the research around aging and in those for whom we care. Believing we as individuals can build our abilities and knowledge...
Reflecting on Life

Reflecting on Life

At various times, reflecting on life in our sessions is an important experience to provide. The reasons may range from celebrating life (someones’ birthday, the birthday of a new child into a family), to a life milestone (retirement, an anniversary) or the end...
Heart Rhythms

Heart Rhythms

Do you find yourself drawn to drumming when you lead a “heart” focused session? Whether focusing on heart health, topics of the heart, or love drumming seems a fit. Here are a few lesser used songs to consider including in your heart rhythms sessions....
Jump into planning

Jump into planning

Jump into planning your future sessions. From short cuts for preparing to hacks to speed you on your way, many resources are here to support you in planning older adult (and intergenerational) sessions. Session planning has a rhythm: plan, prepare, provide, appraise....