This musical Valentine comes to you with love from the students of the Chamber Music and Y2C programs at the Hartt Community School, University of Hartford, CT. Please share with the Elders and Caregivers in your life, and stay safe!
The Hartt Community School Chamber Music Program usually gives concerts in nursing homes during the holidays. These are some of the most joyous and beautiful concerts of the year, especially because the residents and the performers get to visit with each other at a festive reception for which the performers’ families bring food. Of course none of this is possible in person this year, BUT we found a way to bring the music in anyway!
Your heart is in the right place. You’re doing everything you can to make your relative who lives with dementia feel comfortable, safe, and cared for. But you still feel like a failure! What could the problem be?
Even in the most intense times, you can connect to BE-ing. In fact, learning how to BE in the moment will help you cope with stress, perform at peak level, and maintain focus so you can respond to the person with whom you share care, rather than just react to the stressors and demands around you.
I invite you to join with me in this challenging time in doing the hard work of truly listening to our black brothers and sisters, and then act to bring greater understanding, peace, and unity in our relationships, communities, and in our nation.