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Won't you be my neighbor?

Welcome to "Won't you be my neighbor?" - a heartfelt initiative inspired by the timeless wisdom of Mr. Rogers and the profound insights from Jeremy Nobel's "Project Unlonely."

 

In a world where loneliness has become an epidemic, especially among senior groups, we believe in the transformative power of human connection.

Introducing the Neighborhood Program, where the simple act of being a neighbor can make all the difference. Our mission is to combat the isolation faced by seniors in living settings by fostering vibrant communities through creativity, sound, and art.

We're committed to crafting meaningful experiences that go beyond mere visits. Our approach centers on creating authentic connections through personalized neighborhood engagements.

Through immersive soundscape meditations and interactive art sessions, we strive to ignite inspiration and foster deep connections within senior communities. Every visit is designed to spark joy, ignite memories, and cultivate a sense of shared purpose.

Join us in our mission to turn neighborhoods into vibrant hubs of creativity and companionship. Together, let's build a world where no one feels alone, but instead, cherished and connected in their own community. Won't you be our neighbor?

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Individual or Group Soundscape and Nature Film Session

  • Immerse in nature-inspired soundscapes created by several sound healing instruments with projected nature scenes, promoting tranquility and peace. Interactive soundscapes created within the group, where participants engage with healing instruments to create their own soundscape, fosters creativity and connection. This event boosts wellbeing for residents and staff alike.

Individual or group Guitar Sessions

  • Music tailored to different eras and genres

    • Participate in informal conversations and storytelling between songs, creating a warm, family-like atmosphere. A popular request in independent and assisted living communities.

  • Modern Percussive Fingerstyle Instrumental

    • Experience a captivating guitar performance blending percussive rhythms and melodic tunes. ​

Individual home Neighbor visit 

  • Regular monthly visits where we share connection through art, games, hobbies, instruments and conversation.​

Enrichment Activities

  • Legacy Project with Art and Sound

    • A playful guided meditative experience with the healing instruments. We then reflect and create art from this state of wonderment, leaving behind a tangible art legacy project of wisdom and connection.

  • Harmonic Yoga: Movement and Sound

    • Harmonize body and mind with gentle yoga complemented by live music and soothing soundscapes. Enhance your experience with herbal tea for grounding.

  • Head, Heart, Hands

    • A guided meditation followed by painting abstractly on canvas with our hands. Dive into self-expression, share your creation, and connect deeply with others through creativity.​ Adapted from Vicki Wagoner, therapeutic art coach.

  • Colors & Connection

    • This workshop from Project Unlonely is a transformative experience that utilizes art and storytelling to promote belonging and community among seniors. Through vibrant discussions and creative expression, participants explore their unique life stories while forging meaningful connections with their peers.

  • Rocking the National Parks

    • Dive into captivating national park documentaries, then connect with nature firsthand through interactive encounters with rocks from these breathtaking landscapes. Experience the wonders of our natural heritage in a unique and engaging way.​

  • Spanish Bistro

    • Join us for our Spanish Tables, where seniors learn essential sentences for basic conversation. Immerse yourself in language and culture while connecting with others in a cozy and inviting setting.

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“Carla, offering Music Enhancement, comes here 2 times a month to provide our residents with calming nature videos and sounds through her many instruments.  It not only provides calming senses to our residents but as well as our staff as it radiates through our community.”

Life Enhancement Director - Assisted Living Facility

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