Entertainers. Books and Products

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If you have a product or entertainer that you would like to post we will be happy to do that.

The following resources are for your review:

Bridgetone Music Therapy 

A new, music-based resource for activity professionals called Music, Memory, and Meaning was published just last year and is a step by step guide to using music with older adults, even for caregivers with no musical background or experience. The authors  firmly believe in the power of music with older adults and are so excited to be able to provide a resource to empower others to use music to connect with aging loved ones! It is an  excellent resource for activity coordinators, the residents they serve, and their families.

“The power of music to transform a moment, to spark emotion and to enrich lives is amazing. What a wonderful resource this is for caregivers and older adults to experience the wonder music gives!”

– Stacey Young, ACC, CDP, CADDCT

Information On The Book:

Brief Summary:

Written for family members, caregivers, health care workers, and activity professionals, Music, Memory, and Meaning is the answer for those looking to understand and effectively use the power of music with aging older adults. A practical guide to using music to create connections, this book provides strategies, techniques, ideas, and resources for getting the most out of a shared listening experience.  Containing over 100 engaged listening discussions and 15 research-based and professionally reviewed playlists, this book guides readers, even those with no musical experience, towards successfully using music to connect with aging loved ones living with cognitive decline or dementia. Readily adaptable, Music, Memory, and Meaning can be used with older adults in all levels of care and is appropriate for use both in individual and group settings.

~ Over 100 ready-to-use engaged music listening discussions

~ 15 researched-based and professionally reviewed playlists

~ Easy to use resource for anyone involved in the care of older adults

~ Tips and strategies on how to create a meaningful visit with music

~ Explanation of music’s importance in easing the aging process

~ Appropriate for group or individual settings


Short Bio:

Meredith Hamons, MT-BC, Tara Jenkins, MT-BC, and Cathy Befi-Hensel, MM, MT-BC work together at North Austin Music Therapy in Austin, Texas and each has over ten years of experience in working with seniors. They are passionate about older adults receiving the best possible care and firmly believe that the effective use of music is an essential part of easing the aging process. In addition to clinical practice, all three authors regularly teach and speak about music therapy.


You can check out the book with the link below or look for us on Facebook @musicmemoryandmeaning



Studdy with Muddy

SingAlong DVDs for the Elderly

printed lyrics on the screen … no songsheet fumbling.

Over the years, my four daughters converted mother to mudder to muddy – which stuck. Naming my new  business was easy after that … Studdy with Muddy was born! And what do we study?  MUSIC, of course!  DVDs with a theme and songs that fit.

BUT! In addition to the music, there are pages and pages of supplemental activity ideas, all related to the songs and the theme. Craft ideas, recipes, reminiscing topics, movies and books, outreach ideas, puzzles and games … all are included!

Please visit my website for video and activity samples.


Ordering is easy. Delivery guaranteed within one week.

I hope to hear from you soon but meanwhile – keep the music playing!!

Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer’s Dementia

Judith Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer’s Dementia is written by an occupational therapist with over forty years experience who now finds herself as the primary caretaker for her parent who suffers from Alzheimer’s Dementia. This resource provides a variety of imaginative tasks which help to maintain socialization, mobility and, self-care in a way that promotes success.  The Assessment Form helps objectively determine how to best structure each activity for your loved one. Please check the Amazon site to see sample pages:   http://www.amazon.com/Activities-Your-Parent-Alzheimers-Dementia/dp/1491016442/ref=sr_1_5? Mrs. Levy may be reached at:  dementiaactivities@gmail.com


Looking for entertainment that’s a bit different? Available for Zoom Shows

Why not let your residents enjoy an afternoon or evening with Jack Lynn as he takes them back to the “Swinging Rat Pack Years” of the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s?  Jack sings all the great tunes Dean Martin made famous (and includes some Sinatra, Nat Cole, Perry Como and Elvis).  His “Dino-Like” delivery and smooth style will bring back memories of the days when the “King of Cool” was at the top of the music charts.
Jack has has appeared in one man shows at the Warner and Seven Angels Theatre in CT, performed at Lincoln Center with jazz great Monty Alexander and at the annual Frank Sinatra Birthday Celebration at Patsy’s Restaurant in NYC. In addition he’s performed with Sinatra Tribute artists in the area doing “Frank and Dino” shows, most recently at Center Stage Theatre in Shelton.
Call 203-726-0970 or email Jack now for availability and pricing at………..
Dino’s Back – A Tribute to Dean Martin!


Airborne - Trio(1)

Airborne – Bio
Airborne – Cool Jazz and Island Music – A beautiful sound of Island Passion and Urban Emotion

Duo or Trio – Affordable to your Budget – Fun, Exciting, Interactive, and Motivating Performances

Jazz Standards – Island – R&B & Jazz Vocals – Caribbean – Latin – Motown – Party & Seasonal Music

Music of Yesterday and Today – Variety of Songs, Styles and Genres – Excellent Musicians and Vocalists

Listen to the Airborne – Health Care and Senior Centers – MP3 Music Demo by Clicking Link Below

Listen – http://www.airbornejazz.com/wp-content/uploads/Airborne-Senior-Music-Demo-MP3-128.mp3

Airborne – Info and Booking – Gregory Borino – (203) 468-0587 – Thomas Borino – Cell – (203) 687-8834

Email:   airbornejazz@snet.net

Website: http://www.airbornejazz.com/   – Jump on-board the Airborne Experience

Airborne formed in the 1980s the band celebrates years of recording projects, festivals, concerts, corporate and private functions, city and community events, health care and senior centers, libraries, schools, educational workshops and residences , and clubs

Airborne has released many Award Winning and Chart Topping CDs and has received Worldwide Airplay and International Acclaim

Airborne the proclaimed “Musical Peacemakers” of Contemporary Jazz sends out an Inspirational Message of Hope to the World

Airborne was awarded a Merit of Honor by the World Peace Organization for Excellence in World Music and as Humanitarians