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July 2022: Let's Get Patriotic!


Across the nation, communities are planning to celebrate the nation's freedom through cookouts, fireworks, and time spent with friends and family. Let's add music to the party with this month's Perfect Harmony resources - perfect for proud Americans of all ages!


This month's songs:

  • "You're a Grand Ole Flag" (Movement)
  • "America the Beautiful" (Singing and Discussion)
  • "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (Movement)
  • "This Land is Your Land" (Singing and Discussion)
  • "Emblem of Unity" (Listening)


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.



July Activities Packet    

Special thanks:

Thank you to the Indiana Wind Symphony for making this month's "Emblem of Unity" listening activity possible! 


Look for special guests from the Indianapolis Opera, Indianapolis Ballet's Dance for Parkinson's Program and more in the coming months!


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:


  • August - Music & Nature
  • September - Celebrating the Songbook Hall of Fame


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