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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.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've brewed up a love potion with music!

 

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)

 

Video Resources

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!

Access videos on YouTube.

 

 

Activity Resources

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.

 

  
Perfect Harmony activities packet. Nat King Cole has a debonair smile on an album cover.

 

Special thanks:

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.

 

Additional Resources

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.

  

We also encourage you to follow our Spotify account and access our generational playlists as we continue to build helpful playlists with timeless songs that may resonate with those in your care.

 

 

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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