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February 2023: Hello Young Lovers
If there is one common theme in the timeless lyrics of the Great American Songbook, it's that crazy little thing called love. Whether it's romantic love, love of country, love of family, friends, animals, food, drink, you name it, there is a song that celebrates the feeling that your lonely days are over and life is like a song.
This month's songs:
- "All the Way" (Singing and Discussion)
- "If I Loved You" (Listening)
- "L-O-V-E" (Movement)
- "Easy to Love" (Listening)
- "Come Fly With Me" (Singing and Discussion)
Consider playing or viewing these videos on a Smart TV, computer, tablet, or mobile device. Keep in mind these general musical considerations in your set-up!
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.
Thanks to Don Farrell of the Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI) for lending his vocal talent this month. You can learn more about our friends at ATI and view their upcoming shows at atistage.org.
Additionally, a special thanks goes out to jazz pianist, Christopher Pitts for his take on Cole Porter's "Easy to Love". Follow Christopher Pitts on Facebook for upcoming performances.
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:
- March - The Luck of the Irish
- April - Spring is Here
- May - On the Sunny Side of the Street
- June - Hobbies
- July - Songbook Academy
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