Sometimes the best times we’ve had are with no planning at all. Take last week, for example, a family member stopped by for his weekly visit with his mother. Since she was busy with her caregivers, Larry popped into the lounge where residents were gathering for exercise class and asked if he could play the piano. “Of course!” was the unanimous response from residents and staff. Not only did Larry engage the residents with joyous gospel music on the piano, but he also had us all singing along with him, drawing other residents, associates and family members who could hear him from throughout the building. Pretty soon the lounge was alive with melodies, voices, hand clapping and foot tapping. Not to worry, we did get our exercise class in when Larry went off to visit Mom, but he also came back in with her a short time later for an encore. What fun!!
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