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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Banjo music and variety show for vets in VA hospital care


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gpete - Posted - 05/18/2020:  12:23:48


?? the HOOT, a Music and Variety show for Vets in VA hospital care ~ Encouragement during these ' sheltered ' times .
Especially for the Memory Care Vets and Staff. Thank you for your hard work keeping everything running smoothly !
View at: youtu.be/susmWRq_i10

Scott Barnbilly56 - Posted - 05/18/2020:  13:15:07


Have played in the hospital dining rooms before and when i would be in there for a couple week they would let me keep instruments in a locker that i locked . I would be in the long term care part and some would even have "Do Not Resusate" tags on them . So songs we would do and some would sing along to even maybe be the last time they get to do in this life . It's a great joy to see the smiles from my fellow veterans and maybe some of there last . Thank you for thinking and doing some music for them .

gpete - Posted - 05/18/2020:  13:26:36


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Originally posted by Scott Barnbilly56

Have played in the hospital dining rooms before and when i would be in there for a couple week they would let me keep instruments in a locker that i locked . I would be in the long term care part and some would even have "Do Not Resusate" tags on them . So songs we would do and some would sing along to even maybe be the last time they get to do in this life . It's a great joy to see the smiles from my fellow veterans and maybe some of there last . Thank you for thinking and doing some music for them .






 

gpete - Posted - 05/18/2020:  13:38:33


Yes, it's awesome to see the guys get 'engaged' ~ remember a melody, and begin singing & tapping it out. There's a connection that is made ~ autobiographical musical memories ~ even when all else is shutting down!
Before the lockdown, I was going into the dementia care unit once a week and playing for the guys/ vets. When they 'locked down, we came up with this ' HOOT ' idea. Now the recreation director feeds it from YouTube to the 'bigscreen' in the dementia unit, and the Community Living Center.

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