Programs for Seniors
Elaine has designed a program for Seniors and absolutely loves presenting it along with her lively Spirit and sweet way of being with the clients who often leave the performance with more open hearts. Elaine makes certain that she meets and greets the members of the audience with a touching moment or two of personal time with each person.
She often begins her program with a few original pieces, usually inviting the group to sing along with a word or two. She then moves on to more familiar material including folk songs of the ‘60s, as well as old time favorites she heard as a child. Then she will pick up her banjo and frail an old-timey fiddle tune and sing some traditional folk songs. There is something for everyone with LOTS of singing along!
Singing is an ancient art. It feels good, and studies show that singing reduces blood pressure, reduces stress, reduces pain, enhances well-being, and even prolongs your life! We all need a healthy throat energy center. We all need to communicate feelings that are true. Whether to defend or express ourselves. When our throat energy is stagnant, we are not serving ourselves or the world.
Affordable Rates . Elaine is also available to provide healing singing and playing for Hospice patients and their families.
Health Benefits of Singing
A three-year study shows specific health improvements for people 55 years of age and older, compared to a control group.
Singers show a yearly average of:
- 30 fewer doctor visits
- Fewer eyesight problems
- Less incidence of depression
- Less need for medication
- Fewer falls and other injuries
- Feeling better both in daily life and while singing
- Better everyday voice quality
- Easier breathing
- Better posture