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
Who’s been here?
Our residents were talking about this great performance long after it was over. The second shift workers were asking me who had been
here because all their residents were telling them what a good show they had seen this afternoon. Thanks, for all the good work you and Merrymakers are doing to provide us with all the top notch performers!
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!
Look forward to your next visit
It is always great to have the Merrymakers come, and we all look forward to it. Your show was just what they needed to pick them up that day, and keep them smiling all week long! Thank you also for taking the time out of your schedule to come, and spend time with our residents. We really appreciate it. We look forward to your next visit.
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!