The residents of La Coruña Senior Apartments in Van Nuys, CA, have been coming to the Holiday Singalong Party for 3 years. Louahn Lowe on piano and Theo Stevens on sax provide the entertainment of mixed secular and non-secular songs.
Regional Program Director Elizabeth Sampson makes Holiday Singalong Books so that everyone can join in the lyrics and sing out with commitment.
She also makes a special hot cider (secret ingredients are Apple Juice, Honey, Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks, sliced/crushed Oranges and a dash of Holiday Spirit), platters of cookies, festive napkins and decorations, and for the next hour, all are immersed in a musical interlude both joyous and tender. Even caregivers who say they are just there to support their resident, eventually ask for a songbook and join in the musicale. It has become tradition at all of Elizabeth’s properties, and an evening everyone looks forward to all year.
~ Elizabeth Sampson, Regional Program Director