The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52294 Message #2431375
Posted By: GUEST,Bonnie
04-Sep-08 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: Best Closing Song for Nursing Home Gigs
Subject: RE: Best Closing Song for Nursing Home Gigs
Our residents are fairly religious and are inclined to ask for "Till we meet." They don't see it as sad, but a comfort and affirmation of their hope to see each other again in heaven. These people are dealing with the reality of knowing their turn may be up very soon and they like to rest in their faith every chance they get.
Some songs bring smiles because a resident can remember her mother or father singing this particular song.
Otherwise, they enjoy all types of music they are familiar with, especially from their teen years. They also enjoy hearing songs they heard as a child, rounds and nursery rhyme songs. It brings back such special memories for them.