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Julie 2nd Apr 2013 Diversional Therapist
Hi all. Quick query - how often do you hold concerts/entertainers in your facility? Thanks
Louise 3rd Apr 2013 RAO
We have an entertainer the last Friday of every month and combine it with our monthly birthday party. All the residents who have celebrated a birthday that months sit at a specially decorated table and all other residents are seated nearby. Staff encourage residents to have a dance and for those who can't get up or prefer not to, they also enjoy just watching. Some entertainers are better than others.
Solange 3rd Apr 2013
Hi Julie, concerts are great entertainers; depending on your budget you should have at least once a month, two if you have a celebration such as St Valentine's or Mother's Day on the same month.
dorothy 4th Apr 2013 diversional therapist
hi julie
we have a sing along or concert party weekly usually we combine this with a nice morning tea if it's a birthday we celebrate on the day . We also have a music therapist weekly for a small group of folk who either have depression or a need to have emotional needs met it is very successful hope this helps .
Joy 8th Apr 2013
Hi Julie, We have entertainers come for happy hour once per week, a sing-a-long with the piano every Sunday afternoon, and each quarter we have our own concert where the clients sing solos on the microphone and we also have group songs. Some family members also attend and a few of our entertainers enjoy coming to help and join in also. These are all good times. Joy
Jennifer 26th May 2013 RAO
Hi Julie
We have a volunteer singer/guitarist once a month, volunteer pianist once a month for singalong and a local group of singers bi-monthly who are also volunteers. We pay for a music therapist to come once monthly.

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