Merrymakers’ own Michael Lyon is featured in the Omaha World-Herald today. Read his inspiring story here: http://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/hansen-months-ago-cancer-almost-claimed-the-voice-of-omaha/article_0e1c538c-eae6-512a-af8e-891e0e7c0cd4.html
I have always believed in the healing power of music, but after working at Hospice House and getting the opportunity to work with the Merrymakers performers who come here, I know without a doubt just how powerful music can be. A resident had not been very alert in the morning before Bob and Ardeth’s performance, but as soon as he arrived and heard the old songs he had loved so much in his younger days, he was smiling and tapping his toes to the music. By the end, he was even singing along! What a wonderful thing for him; and what a wonderful thing for his daughter, who was with him for part of the performance, to see!
Volunteer Coordinator - Hospice House
God Bless you all!!!
There is no way I can thank you enough for the smile that you put on my Moms face. God Bless you all!!! Please keep up the good work.
Leslee & Tibby
It truly warmed my heart to see Michael Lyon literally reach out to each and every resident. Perhaps unbeknownst to him he sang to the sweetest 103 year old woman I’ve ever met (she’ll be 104 next month!). He also gave his attention to a beautiful lady stricken with the crippling effects of a stroke. I know she felt like a princess for that moment!
No nap today
I didn’t want to take a nap today because I was afraid I would miss seeing Michael Lyon.
Done it again!
Merrymakers has done it again! My Mom is now at St. Joe’s Villa and we try to make every Merrymakers.
Mr. Memories/Joe Taylor was a delight. My Mom sang along with every song. Again, Thank You So Much for what you do!