Beginning in March 2020, recreation therapists, activity directors and staff were faced with the daunting task of making their activities safe for their residents. Groups were cancelled; family members, volunteers and outside entertainment were no longer allowed inside of nursing homes. Much more time was devoted to cleaning and social distancing.
Music is often the background of many of our memories. We grow up hearing it on the radio, on TV and in concerts. We sang in school and at special events. We often associate certain songs with our relationships, happy memories, sad memories, growing up and different seasons of life. Because of its constant presence in our lives, music is deeply woven into our memories, and can offer hope and helpful tools to those whose memories are fading.
In the current issue
- A Retirement Dress Rehearsal Can Ease Emotional & Financial Concerns
- Save Yourself From Sympathy Scams
- A Recipe for Conflict
- Your Estate Plan: What NOT to Do
- Get Help Paying Health & Prescription Costs
- Purpose Pals: A Kūpuna-Youth Connection
- Annual Wellness Visits to Stay Healthy
- Workers & Social Security
- Medicare: Increased Benefits for Veterans
- Help & Hope for Parkinson’s Patients
- How to Wear a Mask With Hearing Aids
- Bad Breath: Is It Poor Oral Hygiene?
- Care Lessons Learned from COVID-19
- Home Cleaning Help for the Elderly
- Long-Term Care Cost Financing Options
- To Place or Not to Place, That is the Question
- Chinese American Culture, Identity, Home
- Ching Ming Festival Honors Ancestors
- How to Be a Positive Communicator
- Kapu Breakers Help During Pandemic
- Senior Pickleball is Exploding!
- Defying the Silver Tsunami Stereotype
- Silver Lining of a COVID Cloud
- New Rules for the New Game of WORK
- Morning Habits Bring All-Day Joy
- Nine Coping Skills For Managing Stress
- Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information
- Rotarians Hold First-Time Virtual RYLA Camp
- Declutter Your Home for a Move or to Age in Place Safely
- Virtually No Boundaries For Auntie Carolee