On February 6 we had the first gathering of the OK Chorale, our new Alzheimer’s - dementia choir. There were there were around 25 people at this first rehearsal, which included a number of our members who sang and provided help to the caregivers. Brenda told me about one woman who came with her husband. When she walked in she was somewhat slumped over and a bit disheveled. As the time progressed and the more they sang the straighter she sat. She began to adjust her coat and scarf. By the end of the time, she was smiling and singing with enthusiasm. What a transformation! In that short period of time, she was reminded that life still had meaning and was able to connect with something deep inside her caused her to come alive. An article about the Ok Chorale isscheduled to appear the Globe.
Last Wednesday, in addition to the Ok Chorale, there were well over three hundred people on campus. It began with the emeritus film class in the morning, followed by the afternoon large emeritus aging well class, and Wednesday entertainment. It is great that we are reaching out and inviting the community to onto our campus. A number of times that day people thanked me for hosting the various groups that meet here.
See you in Church,