Songs by Heart Shares Musical Memories with Residents

On Sunday, March 26, The Kenwood by Senior Star residents were fortunate to experience a program not yet offered in Ohio: Songs by Heart. Emily Becker, its artistic administrator, contacted us to ask if she could share the program with our Memory Care residents. Emily’s grandmother is an Independent Living resident at The Kenwood, and Emily had hoped she could share Songs by Heart with her as well. We jumped at this opportunity.

When Emily sang Moon River, a resident in a wheelchair got up and danced with his daughter in front of his chair. It turns out that was the father-daughter song they danced to at her wedding. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. It was a blessing to share that moment with them, and we look forward to a time in the future when this program will be offered on a regular basis.

On behalf of the residents and family members that enjoyed this, we thank Emily for giving and sharing her gift with us.

Emily Becker, artistic administrator of Songs by Heart, pictured with her grandmother Lillian.

Emily Becker, artistic administrator of Songs by Heart, pictured with her grandmother Lillian.

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