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October 2023: Harold Arlen


This month's songs:

  • "Wizard of Oz Medley: If I Only Had a Brain/A Heart/The Nerve" (listening)

  • "Get Happy" (singing and engaged discussion)

  • "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (movement)

  • "Let's Fall in Love" (listening)

  • "Stormy Weather" (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.


Perfect Harmony October Activities Packet. Michael Feinstien sings at a piano while Harold Arlen composes at his piano.



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.



Special Thanks

Special thanks to David Duncan, Michael Feinstein, Christopher Pitts, Jilayne Kistner, Izzy Casciani and Songbook staff for making this month's resources possible!


Mark your Calendar:

So that you can plan ahead, preview our upcoming themes below:

  • November - Irving Berlin
  • December - Holidays


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