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August 2022: Music & Nature
As Oscar Hammerstein penned in the lyrics to the opening tune of the musical Oklahoma, "all the sounds of the earth are like music." This month's resources bring beautiful melodies and nature together in Perfect Harmony. While the weather is still warm and "the hills are alive with the sound of music," enjoy those "trees of green, red roses too" with musical activities for all ages.
This month's songs:
- "What a Wonderful World" (Movement)
- "The Sound of Music" (Listening)
- "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Movement)
- "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" (Singing and Discussion)
- "Moon River" (Listening)
This is your one-stop-shop for activity outlines, lyric sheets and visual resources! We hope these will be helpful to care partners who are planning musical activities for those in their care.
We recommend printing the *Activity Outline to follow along with our video resources. All activities, lyrics sheets and visual prompts are included in the packet.
Thank you to Dance for Parkinson's at Indianapolis Ballet for making this month's "What a Wonderful World" movement activity possible. Learn more about free classes offered every Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at IndyBallet.org/ibdancepd or explore their 2022-2023 Season.
Another special thank you to the Indianapolis Opera for making this month's "The Sound of Music" and "Moon River" listening activity possible. We have loved hosting singers from the Indy Opera over the last several months. Keep an eye out for one more singer next month!
In addition to our activity resources, please reference our technology and activity tips, as well as our additional considerations for working with an individual with dementia and/or cognitive decline.
Mark your Calendar:
So that you can plan ahead, preview our upcoming themes below:
- September - Celebrating the Songbook Hall of Fame
- October - Autumn
- November - Plenty to be Thankful for
- December - Happy Holidays!
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