Programs for Senior Centers
Name That Tune
You choose the topic; I’ll take care of the rest.
Clues are cryptic; fun is contagious.
Seated, International Folk Dances
Learn dances from around world.
Multiculturalism at its most musical.
Participants sit for these dances!
A Musical Story Time
We will read music-related books. All stories
lead to singing, dancing, playing of instruments, etc.
Hand Chime Workshop
Great exercise for arms, minds, and ears.
Seniors will create their own music!
Let's re-sing all those great sings from school.
Even better – let’s make it intergenerational!
Holst brought other worlds to our ears long before John Williams.
Open seniors’ minds musically, artistically, and verbally.
Musical Art Museum
Seniors will listen to music and draw their interpretations
In all programs, seniors are active participants,
not merely audience members.
Each session lasts for 45 minutes, and the fee
is a "ludicrously low" $50.00 per session.
Long trips will require mileage pay.
Benefits to Seniors
Memory building & recall
A Natural Music School
413-863-2850 (Main Campus)
Hand chimes with A Natural Music School.
A Natural Music School ~ Forming Community Through Music
Nancy's first clarinet lesson since 1956.
These activities have been done in many New England senior centers:
Massachusetts – Adams, Amherst, Ashburnham, Ashfield, Athol, Bernardston, Carver, Charlemont, Cheshire, Colrain, Easthampton, Erving, Florida, Granby, Groton, GVNA-Greenfield, Florida, Greenfield, Gill/Montague, Hadley, Halifax, Leverett, Lowell, North Adams, Northfield, Orange, Pepperell, Phillipston, Shelburne, South County (Deerfield), Shutesbury, South Hadley, Warwick, Williamsburg, Williamstown, Winchendon, & Woburn
Vermont – Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Readsboro, Townshend,
West Halifax, Whitingham, & Windsor
New Hampshire – Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Stoddard, Troy, Walpole, & Westmoreland
Connecticut – Mystic, Suffield, & Windsor
Maine - Truslow (Saco)
Seated, International Folk Dance!