DHS Make Music with Residents at SJLC

Making musicAnyone entering the St. Joseph Living Center facility in Windham, CT shortly after 2:00 p.m. on the first day of autumn had to instantly feel like prancing down the hall towards the pleasing and inviting musical sounds emanating from the recreation room.

This was the day Sr. Marie Pauline Guillemette, a multi-talented one person band, joined by a volunteer chorus of Daughters from the surrounding area, performed for an enthusiastic crowd of residents at the Center, the new home of some of our retired Sisters.

The program selections were varied between down home songs, patriotic songs, old time favorites and requests from the audience. Program narrator, Sr. Norma Bourdon, used the Mitch Miller approach and invited the audience to join in singing, hand clapping and stomping of feet as Marie Pauline played the harmonica, the guitar and the foot percussion at one and the same time.

The facial expressions, the high degree of participation and the comments such as “this was so much fun” and “when can we do this again?” were clear indicators that one and all had a delightful time interacting and building up very special bonds among residents, staff and visitors at St. Joe’s.

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