As rapper HHP released his first single in two years this week, the hip-hop music legend has opened up about the emotional journey he had to go through to reach a point where he could be comfortable dropping music again.
It makes me so happy to see more and more hospitals & other medical facilities embracing music & the arts in general as a form of treatment and therapy. More should do this though!
Nicole Steele, clad in a face mask and thin plastic protective cover over her shirt, strung a ukulele while 14-year-old Yaheim Young played alongside her. The two had a jam session on the ninth floor of the UPMC Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville.
If you’ve never visited the “Grey Lady”, I can’t recommend highly enough you find a way to make it happen. There is no place on earth like Nantucket and after living there for a couple of years, it will always have a special place in my heart.
The historic island of Nantucket, with its quaint lighthouses, gorgeous beaches, seaside cottages, and cobblestone streets, is home to the best hotel in America for the second year in a row, according to TripAdvisor readers.
You may have noticed that I love stories about various folks & groups donating books 🙂
Giving back is the essence of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s French National Honor Society.
Last month, the organization completed one of its first major service projects of the school year by collecting and donating 124 new and gently used children’s books to a family of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
How lucky! I’d love to have something like this. If you’re community has a great library perhaps you feel it’s not as necessary but there is something about it that has always made me want to have a room dedicated to all my favorite books and a lovely place to read them.
Family photo albums can help jog an elderly friend or relative’s memories, but consider taking the photo book idea one step further: Create a “memory book” that combines personal photos with brief family stories and historical information.
These can be used to help people struggling with memory loss, and give younger family members a window into older relatives’ lives.
Memory books are also useful in helping older people introduce themselves to caregivers and provide topics for conversation, says Ann Norwich, director of the adult gerontology nurse practitioner program at York College of Pennsylvania.
By illustrating and explaining details from the person’s past, Norwich says, the books cue caregivers and other visitors to ask better questions. That can prolong positive conversation.
Andrea Koch (standing at left), of the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, instructs a group of area activities facilitators at nursing homes and assisted living residences on the benefits of Memories in the Making art classes for people with dementia. Also shown, (from left), are Kathy Bower, Debbie Koch, Kim Hewlett, Shannon Gunnell and Roxanne Padlo.